Christmas presents crowded around Sharla's tree. Chris and Sharla were our hosts for our family Christmas Eve Eve get together. And there were still more to come!
But this is the best present! This little guy (and he WAS little) was born the day after Christmas in 2006.......three months early. He weighed 2.7lbs and was 15" long. His mother had been told not to expect him to live. Many, many prayers went up across this land. God really gave us a miracle! He is sooooo healthy, vibrant and active! We always celebrate his birthday at our Christmas gatherings and thank God for giving him to us. We stop each day to look at him and think what a miracle he is. But we also look around at our other grandchildren and thank God for such a beautiful healthy bunch of kids.
Birthday donuts were Jacob's choice to celebrate his birthday this year. Thank you, Livi Lee's for a job well done! Yum!
Yeeah........started to post this on Dec. 4 and then was interrupted. Just noticed I had a draft and clicked on it to see what it was. My December 365 calendar! Only 20 days late getting it posted! LOL Oh, well. It's done.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Nana has been a busy little elf! LOL Oh, my! You've heard the phrase: "don't bite off more than you can chew"? Well, here proof that I did just that! The envelopes were filled with money for the gkids. And, of course, I JUST HAD to decorate them. ") The decorated tags are for the "stocking buckets" shown below. And they are the ones for the gkids. The plain manila shipping tags with names and one sticker are for all the adults because this little elf ran out of time! LOL
The buckets shown here are in place of all the stockings everyone has hung at home. We go a little crazy with stocking stuffers! LOL So, our youngest daughter saw these cute buckets while running through Dollar Tree on one of here shopping sprees and grabbed enough for our whole immediate family (plus one girl friend of our oldest grandson). We usually stuff and stuff items into stockings until you just can't get one more thing into them. Then we start little piles of gifts under the appropriate stocking, and, needless to say, things get a little mixed up and wild and crazy. So Ru thought this bucket idea would be a great remedy to all that craziness. And she was right! But I decided I would make cute tags to go one each bucket. ") Well, at least the gkids got their's done. Everyone was crazy about this idea except our leader (who hates change) ......known as Papaw to all his family. ") We had our family gathering last night (Christmas Eve Eve) so gkids could go to the other grandparents for tonight. Merry Christmas everyone!