Kyle and Jordan in "deep" conversation!
Jess and her Aunt Becky
Uncle Kenny and 2 sweet great neices
Jess and her BABY cousins
Jess and her BABY cousins
Posted by The Holtons at 5:18 AM
These are just a few of the pictures we took during our Christmas and our time with the Holton clan. Hope you all had a great Christmas. We are going to try and finish ours this week-end as the Walkers all begin to gather in Quitman and Valdosta.
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Posted by The Holtons at 3:27 PM
We are getting ready for a full week-end with the Holtons and next week-end with the Walkers, so again we will be partying for a full week! Hope you all have a great holiday. We all have so many things to be thankful for, no matter what Santa might "forget"! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
Please remember the Armstrong family in your prayers this week-end. Mike lost his battle with cancer. The funeral will be Saturday and the visitation is Friday night.
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Posted by The Holtons at 11:30 AM
Yesterday was Kenny's birthday! It just happened to come in the middle of all the confusion of a Tour of Homes and Samantha and Austin's basketball games, so needless to say-not alot of celebrating! We did eat dinner with his Mom and Dad before Samantha's game and arrived at the gym just in time to hear her name announced!! Kenny is a great husband and daddy! He always seems to find a way to get us just about anything we want! I was very lucky to find him-and by the way-I did take him out to Red Lobster today for lunch!
Happy Birthday, Kenny!!! I Love You!
Posted by The Holtons at 11:56 AM
In all the hustle and bustle of trying to get everything ready for our Tour of Homes today-last night there was the sweetest tap at our door. Kenny answered it and there was Sara Jackson and her precious kids! They were delivering Christmas goodies and we were lucky to be on their route! I think it is so great that every year Sara takes the time to cook and deliver goodies WITH her kids, when there was just one and now with 4! What a great tradition, Sara and thanks for including us!!! Merry Christmas!
Posted by The Holtons at 5:30 AM
Well, actually, my stocking are still in the attic...but everything else is probably just like it is going to stay! I have been working all morning getting ready for our Ladies Bible Class Tour of Homes tomorrow, while Nikki was cleaning my house. OK, OK...I do have a girl come in twice a month and clean really good for me. It gives me a chance to have EVERYTHING clean at once, no cleaning out drawers or going through magazines that usually slows me down and then I never get finished! OH, well, as long as I can work a day or two and afford it, I love it!!!!
Meanwhile, tomorrow is the Tour of Homes AND Kenny's birthday! With a ballgame tomorrow night and shopping to do Wed and Thurs. and Jessica's Christmas party at school on Friday-that about wraps up my week!! Can you believe that Christmas is a week from Thursday!! And here the weather is not cooperating! It is suppose to be 75-80 most of this week! So much for wearing Christmas sweaters!
Dad is having catarac (sp?) surgery today in Chattanooga so hopefully soon we will hear that everything went well and they will be home tomorrow.
Hope you all have a great week and try to enjoy...remember what they say,"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"
Posted by The Holtons at 10:27 AM
These are a few of my favorite holiday shots, so far...I am sure there will be MANY more!!!
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Sorry some of these pictures are a little blurry. I couldn't figure out what setting to use to get the lights and the faces without blurring. Maybe if Terri Lee see this she could offer up some advise, seems like she is becoming quite the pro!
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Posted by The Holtons at 4:57 PM
I am going to go ahead and post this even though I was waiting on pictures. Kenny has "borrowed" my cord to my computer and I can't get them off my camera. I will try and post some pictures tonight! Have a good week-
Oh, my! Where is the time going? I promise, it seems like just yesterday school started and now it's Christmas!
The last day of school for Jess before Thanksgiving was very busy. They went bowling and then during the afternoon I went over and we made Thanksgiving cookies. They were Pilgrim hats that I got off of Melissa Lester's blog and they were so cute! The kids loved making them but ate them as fast as we could get them put together! We were trying to let them take at least 2 home, but I'm not sure that all got home with them!
Jessica was out of school all week Thanksgiving week so Sunday after church, Samantha, Jess and I too off for Tennessee! I had not seen any of my family there in years so I just decided to go. Kenny had class and a WHOLE LOT of work so he stayed home. We had a good trip and spent the night at Dad's sister's house. It was so good to see "Kankie" (that is what all of her nieces and nephews call her) and she just loved being able to see Jessica. It was rainy and cold all day Monday so Jess and I didn't even get out of our PJ's until 4 pm and only then because we were going out to Opryland Hotel to see the Christmas lights. It was really a nice day just to relax and get to visit!
Mom and Dad arrived in Nashville around 6 pm and Samantha, Jessica and I took off with them to Opryland. It was beautiful and Jess was amazed by all the lights. I am hoping that next year we can go and take Kenny. Karen, Ervin, Kristen and Walker all came up Wed. morning and were all going to be in TN for Thursday.
On Tues. morning, Jess and I got up and headed home. We didn't get to visit with Aunt Mary or Maribeth and did get to meet Holli but I hope we will be able to go back soon. Now that Kenny realizes that I AM capable of making the trip with just me and Jessica, maybe we can go on a long week-end even.
We returned home to Thanksgiving preparations well underway! Kenny's mom was getting everything ready and I had made my sweet potatoes before I left and put them in the freezer! Toni, Chris and Abbe came down from Atlanta and Jeff and Christal came out so we had around 12 for dinner. It was really good and as always-we ate TOOO much!
Jordan came in during the afternoon and stayed until Sunday and Nathan and Heather came by on Saturday on their way back to Savannah. It was nice to get to them but we missed Landon not being able to come.
Holidays are such a special time and my only regret is that so often we spend so much time getting things ready that we don't have time to really visit. I am looking forward to Christmas because alot of Kenny's family will be around that we have not seen in awhile-but let me go ahead and prepare you for the post-it will be a ZOO! We are going to have 8 kids, all under 7!!! It will be fun Christmas but what do you do with all of them before and after the gifts are opened??
Have a good week-
Posted by The Holtons at 5:52 AM