Monday, January 7, 2008

What a Week-end!

We had a great, exciting and long, but so enjoyable. Don, Jamie, Laurie, Louise and "Dirt" and Leigh all came down Saturday morning. They got to our house around 2 and we had lunch and then began to open gifts. Every year we try to plan a day, sometime during the Holidays, where they can all get down here and we can spend some time together. We had a great time and lots of fun. Of course, as usual, Jessica was the center of attention. Don and his family don't get to see her that much, and Karen's family doesn't really want to give her up! She is in popular demand, and most of the time doesn't even care! We exchanged gifts and did lots of visiting. Louise got Electronic Catch Phrase, so we played that for probably an hour or more. It was fun and it was really fun for all the fam to be playing together. It is hard to keep everyone around long with teen-agers and girls coming to town that want to see friends that they haven't seen in awhile, but we did pretty good. Louise and Dustin ,"Dirt", and Leigh spent the night at our house so we got some extra time with them but they had to leave Sun. right after church and Don, Jamie and Laurie are staying a few more days. I'll try to post pictures later.

On Sunday afternoon, we had Jessica's birhtday party. Her offical birthday is Jan. 11, but we wanted Don and his family to be able to be apart of it this year. Don, Jamie, Laurie, Karen and all her family-including Walker's girl friend, Katie Colson, Nana and Papa Walker, Nana and Papaw Holton and cousin Heather were all her.
Ka-Ka (Karen) had made a Care Bear Birthday cake that was delicious! Thanks, Karen! And gifts galore were brought. By the time the party was over, Jessica was exhausted--too tired to sleep. You Moms with little ones know what a pleasant time that is...but we made it through the afternoon and went to church in Quitman. We left after church and came straight home and put the birthday girl in bed, before 8:00. She has to be ready to get up for school on Monday, so now the holidays are really over...School is back in session!!!!

Sorry this was so long, I'll try to post pictures later.