Friday, December 26, 2008


I finally got the opportunity to meet sweet Raegan!! She is an absolute doll full of personality & mischief!!!! All of the Creels had a wonderful Christmas and it was so good to see them!! (even Jetlag John!!! heehee *poke*) Lilli and Raegan were too sweet playing with dolls from Santa! Savanna & Austin are WAY too grown up now!! I'm really not sure how Miltie keeps up with it all but she is a SUPERMOM afterall!!

Lilli & Raegan were so cute playing Elefun!! This game is precious!!

Beautiful Creel Christmas Tree

Beautiful Creel Christmas Tree #2....decorated with ornaments from and inspired by China! I LOVE it!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

It was an unusually quiet Christmas morning for us. We postponed and rearranged so many things leaving us feeling a little out of the ordinary for the start of the day. Mom cooked a delicious Christmas dinner with occasional sous-chef help from Dad and I. We ended up having a good evening and an overall very Merry Christmas! Hope everyone else enjoyed their day!!

Mom may have to rethink putting candy canes within toddler reach on the Xmas tree! This little man was trying to eat it through the plastic! Heehee! He was QUITE STICKY when he finished too!! :)

Chunky puzzle mania!!

The fire truck ride is awesome Poppa & Nonna!! :)

This china has an amazing story! My grandfather traded his cigarettes for it during WWII! It was hidden in a barn, transported in wheelbarrows of hay, and shipped home from Germany to my grandmother! I feel just in awe when I think about it! It was fun to set the Christmas table with it today!

Christmas Tree 2008

My favorite Santa from the Frog Farm

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful time wherever you are spending the holiday with family, friends or both!! :) Many pictures to come of our time at the frog farm! Hugs from Houston!

Merry Christmas to all!! And to all a GOOD NIGHT!!!

Christmas Eve Silliness!! :)

We had an early gift exchange before M left for the trek back to Houston!! Unfortunately the work on-call schedule has him headed back early but don't worry --> he gets to spend the holiday with his Mom and the Lakota tribe!! I'm sure they will have lots of fun!!

I have to share some silly pics of Andy since we had lots of playtime today!! AuntGinnyPaparazzi is on the move!!! :)

Christmas Eve Silliness Superstar----> ANDY!!

He has learned to say "cheese" for the camera now! It is HILARIOUS!!

Just playin' some B-ball!! Poppa & Nonna's gift was a HIT!!!

Making a goal!! ACTION SHOTS!!!! :)


Trying on Nonna's garden hat...what a cutie!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas from the 'Burg!!

M and I were SO happy to FINALLY get to spend some moments with our friends G & S, our brilliant godson L, and his adorable sister A!! We hadn't seen them since their move back to Mississippi from New York so it was a LONG awaited reunion!! I'm happy to say we had a WONDERFUL time together which made us a little sad about the number of miles from Hattiesburg to Houston. We will cherish every moment we spent with them this Christmas!! Thanks for such an awesome visit you guys!! :) It was an evening full of pirates, sinking ships, sharks, elves, fairies, and a dress-up like Santa....the night of make believe moments brightened my whole Christmas!!

Isn't this the smartest and most handsome young man?? :) We are so proud of our godson, L --> who is growing up WAY WAY TOO FAST!!! He even read me a book about bats!! It was very special to hang out with him! We love you sweetie!

This is L's precious and FUN little sis, A!!! We had so much fun playing!

WARNING TO READERS IN BLOGGYLAND: This is the dreaded Tapi Yoki tree! This tree can snap you up in an instant if you aren't being true and good!! SO LOOK OUT FOR THEM IF YOU ARE EVER IN only grows there!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

To Grandmother's House We Go... :)

The whole gang took off to Grandma's for Christmas!! It has been a while since we ALL were able to make it at one time! It was great fun! I always LOVE spending time with my Grandma and seeing my Uncle J, Aunt S and any other family that happens to be around! This year we were blessed to see my cousin and his beautiful family who had just made it in after a long drive from Tennessee!! It was a terrific day that I was sad to see come to an end! :) Enjoy the pictures! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

We have a "wrapping" tradition for this trip! For as many years as I have been able to use scissors....(*giggle* well, maybe not quite THAT long...) I have wrapped gifts ON THE WAY to Grandmas!!! (yes, its true that I come from a distinguished line of procrastinating folk)

It is difficult to take a pic of a boy you are holding but this one surprised me! I like the sweet look on Andy's face...I have no idea what he was looking at???

There are still places in Louisiana that beautiful Spanish moss grows! Andy thought it was cool!

Andy could touch the moss from the ground on this tree!

Second cousin play!! K was such a sweet sharer of her new toy! They are both SO cute!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Inspiration!!

Happy Christmas decorating to everyone!!! I'm having some trouble getting into the spirit this year!! What is up with that?? SOMEBODY KICK ME!! :)

Thanks to Dad :) I've got some beautiful Christmas inspiration to kick off the decorations here at home!!

Odie is once again NOT THRILLED with my Christmas antics!!! *ROFL* Can't you just see the excitement!!?? heehee My little day I'll stop the animal abuse!

Here is a shot of my Christmas cactus! I'm so happy it is still alive and the blooms are BONUS!!! This was given to me by my Grandma who is something of a Christmas cactus guru!! :)