Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Christmas in January

Due to schedules and a sweet baby that decided to come 5 weeks early, we were able to have Christmas with Wade's Mamaw and G & Granddad the third weekend of January.  It was so fun to spread the Christmas celebrations out as long as possible.  :)

My sister-in-law, Leigh Ann, was so kind to host our Christmas with Mamaw.  It was so much fun to be under one roof with the Tompkins clan!  The flu and a death in one of the families made our crew not quite complete.  We really missed the people who were unable to come, but were thrilled to have most of the families represented.

Mamaw with 13 of her 16 great-grandchildren
 Mamaw with 6 of her 7 grandchildren
Our get together was the day before Mamaw's birthday.  What a joy it was to see that precious lady blow out her candles!

The next day, Kim & Joe hosted Christmas for the Carpenter side of the family.  We were supposed to get together at the end of December, but sweet little Miss Charlie decided that she was ready to come into the world 5 weeks early!  I'd say that a new baby is the best reason ever to reschedule Christmas. :)  We have had two new baby girls this year on the Carpenter side - Audrey & Charlie!  They are both so sweet...

 Audrey Girl was blowing raspberries at me - such a cutie pie!
I said that there were 2 new baby girls, but I guess that there are actually 3!  Sophie is the cutest golden doodle puppy.  She kept photobombing the shot when Wade was trying to get some pictures of Audrey.  Ha!

 G & Granddaddy with their 5 grandchildren
 The Original Carpenter 4 :)
 The Great-grands with their 8 great-grandkids
I feel like my kids are so blessed to have all 4 of their grandparents and 3 great grandparents in their lives.  I love any opportunity that they have to make memories with those 7 very special people!  Thank you so much to all of the grands that made Christmas so special for my kids!  We love each of you so very much!