I sit tonight and looked at my pictures from Christmas and all I can say is I feel so blessed. I am sure I will always remember this Christmas as one of my favorites. I didn’t wait until the last minute, I didn’t try to cram too much stuff into the month, I had saved money so I wasn’t stressed about how to pay for Christmas, I kept things simple and enjoyed the things we are suppose to enjoy at Christmas, family and friends. We spent Christmas Eve at Sandy and Daddy’s and what a great time that was, I think there was 28 of us for dinner. At one point I looked over at Carl and his eyes were just really big and on the way home he said he was just thinking WOW. At one point I remember thinking this is all one family, no distant relatives, just two parents, their kids and grandkids…WOW! I took the above picture for Sandy, she really wanted one and it was something small I could do to try to show her how much I appreciate what she did not only at Christmas but does all year long. She is a great person and an even better stepmother, she treats everyone the same and all of the grandkids think she is great. She shopped, wrapped, organized and of course cleaned and hosted a great Christmas Dinner for all of us.
I can’t believe there is actually a picture of me that I will be framing. I love this picture of Daddy, Shane and I. Daddy loves having Shane around. Our trip down was made eventful by Shane getting a speeding ticket right outside of Danville.
I always get good pics of Lisa but I love this one because it’s the first time we’ve ever been together at Christmas. Hunter and Tyler happen to be two of my favorite people, Hunter is always so sweet and Tyler well he’s Tyler…he did tell me he loved me before he left Daddy’s…I made him but that’s another story.
Tate’s FIRST CHRISTMAS!
Although the Christian/Rodger bunch may not be the typical family, after all we have two sisters named Michelle, a Melissa, and a Lisa, a sister named Mikey and a brother named Michael…and Ms. Unique herself Marsha. Try explaining that to strangers. But we are a family and as we all grow older my hope is we become more tolerable of each other’s faults, slower to anger and quicker to forgive although not typical I wouldn’t trade them for anything!