Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas in VA

It has been a while since I've written anything. The holidays were quite the whirlwind for us with 9 Christmas parties/functions to attend here in Oklahoma and then we were off to VA to visit our families. We were able to spend a total of 6 days in VA split between Madison and Northern VA. It was a wonderful time being with family. I have missed my sisters, brother and parents so much. It was hard to say goodbye because this was the last time he would see them before he gets back from deployment.

A Christmas wreath I made. You can't tell from the picture, but its really falling apart. I think this is it's last Christmas.
Our tree!
We met Sam's fiancee Mike. They are getting married in September and we got to spend some time talking and getting to know him.

Chris and Danielles little girl, beautiful Emly Quinn! She is such an intelligent and happy baby. This was the first time I had gotten to meet her. She is so alert and aware of all her surroundings. It is fasinanting to watch her.
Waiting to open gifts with Eric's family

Chris and Danielle - we love hanging out with them. (Always with Settlers not far from reach.)

Phoebe! She is no longer a baby but a little girl.

Sarah opening a present.

Phebes trying to put on her hot pink converse sneakers from Uncle John.

Love her.

Ruth was pretty excited about getting her own gift in Secret Santa.

Fuse-ball match against the newly marrieds
We got to hang out with some of our best friends. Jordan and Sam who live in L.A. were in town and then Brandon and Lindsay who are on staff with Cru at JMU. Danny (on the far right) lived with Brandon and Eric in the White House while at JMU.
Sam, Linds and me. I miss them all the time.
So precious to me.


Anonymous said...

Love Phoebe's outfit, too adorable. I saw some pics on Levi's facebook. I seriously wanted to drive to VA on the 26th and crash your party, just to be able to hug my Kewley girls, especially Anna :)

I am missing you tons and tons, let's try and phone chat soon!

Adorable wreath you made, so stylish and creative. I want one!!!


Jennie said...

Wow, Phoebe is so big! Such a cutie. We miss you a lot and are still totally bummed to have missed NYE. (Still sick, incidentally too!) Anyway, loved the pictures and love you!

Sherrill said...

Love the Christmas photos, including the last one ... what a dear family. So glad you're blogging, Anna. Any update on Ellen?

Anonymous said...

Hey Sweets!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY today! You are more dear to me than I can possibly express on blogger :)

Lots of love and with warm bday wishes,