Wednesday, December 30, 2015


It was a special Christmas!
The first time we've all been together for Christmas in 13 years!  What a year it's been but everyone was present and accounted for and feeling pretty darn good!

We did the usual things that most families do on holidays.
I took HK to her first "big girl" movie at a theater.  We saw "The Good Dragon" while the rest of our crew saw "Star Wars".

We played games.

Opened gifts.

And ate waaay too much.
This is a photo of Chicken Fried Steak.
Even though it doesn't photograph very well I had to post it since I spent 2+ hours over the stove frying it and making all the trimmings.  Next time I will go for something simpler when feeding such a large group.  Live and learn.

This is our oldest daughter, Amy, her husband Brent, and our three Tulsa Granddolls.  Look how those girls have grown!

Our son, Grey and wife Antoinette.
They live in Washington state.

Our son, Tate, front and center.
He's a Joker - always clowning around.
Will seldom let me take his photo.
Oh, and he lives in Atlanta, GA.
(This is me and Mister with our brood.)

Youngest daughter, Stashia, her husband Izaiha, and our two youngest Granddolls.  They live in Louisiana.

It's not so much what you do on Christmas, but who you do it with, don't you think?  So glad they all made it home for Christmas.  Despite the expense, the inconvenience, and the miles they had to travel, they made their way to us in Oklahoma.
And, did you notice my Mom, front and center in the family photo?  Her 86th Christmas!
Feeling very blessed!
This was a CtR (Christmas To remember)


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Happy and a GOOD New Year to YOU and YOUR FAMILY, with Love.


Linda said...

What a beautiful post!! Yes, indeed! A Christmas to remember!! Your whole family is made up of Beautiful People!!

Joyce said...

Looks like a wonderful family Christmas! So glad you were all able to be together. It is challenging to make that happen when our kids become adults. Happy new year!

Nonnie said...

This post makes me happy knowing many of the events of the past few years! What wondrous things the Lord works for those who love Him. Even the sad things, He makes good. So glad you all got together. The chicken fried steak was quite a piece of work, but I know it was a labor of love. Very special Christmas and I agree with what you said about what matters. Happy and blessed new year.

Mary said...

What a beautiful family you have! Looks like you had an awesome Christmas! :)

Cheri said...

That is awesome Debbie...there is nothing like family. Hope your youngest daughter and granddaughter are doing well as well as your son. Happy 2016!

yaya said...

What fun pics! I love everyone in the red jammies...so cute! You have a beautiful family and those Grandkiddos have grown since I've been following you here! Have a very Happy New Year and many blessing for 2016! How wonderful that your Mom is still with you and looking so lovely too!

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