Weekend Wrap-Up

I'm finally getting into the spirit, and all it took was a little bit of shopping!  MS' girlfriend was coming to our family get-together on  Saturday and then going home on Sunday, so I knew I wouldn't see her until after the first of the year.  After school I headed out to do some shopping.  I got a few little things for her and found a really cute basket that looks like a drum to put them in.  I also picked up a couple of things for OS' and YS' girlfriends.  And I picked up something for the boys.  
Saturday was my side of the family's get-together.  We get together to eat and spend time with each other.  As always, it was a good time!
The ladies of the family (minus 1 of my sisters):
The men (minus 1 brother & 3 BILs)
The grandkids (minus 8 and 2 spouses)  
The 2 at the head of the table are spouses.  Aren't they just adorable?
The great-grandkids (minus 4:  2 of them live in Az. and 2 live in NC)
Do you notice the lack of girls in the grandkids and great-grandkids?  2 of the great-grandkids that weren't there are girls, though.
Sunday, CH & I took a trip to Lowe's for some house stuff.  Other than that, it was just a lazy day.  
I'm looking forward to a short week at school this week:  only 3 days, and the buses aren't running on Wednesday, which means that a lot of kids won't be there.  Then I can get busy with the baking and making candy!  What preparations do you still need to do before the big day?


  1. You have such a BIG family! Fun times I'm sure whenever you are all together.
    I still need to do shopping. I'm just not a shopper like I used to be…so it is daunting to me. :)

  2. I need to wrap the last couple of presents and bake cookies (Thursday with DD and my Ts). And DH and I need to watch It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas (our Christmas tradition). This week will be BUSY but I'm hoping that next week will slow down and be relaxing.

  3. The Holidays are about family, aren't they :)

    I have so much to do, I don't even want to think about it.

  4. Great pictures of your family gathering! I'm sure you are looking forward to your break and getting everything done and baked you want for Christmas. I basically have to do my shopping, LOL, but I only have to shop for one person so I hope to wrap it up (no pun intended) this weekend :)


  5. Loved the shots of the family. I love big family get togethers.

  6. Looks like a wonderful gathering.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, all things wonderful to you in 2014!

  7. Maybe, the great grandkids will have a surge of females yet to come? That seemed to be the case on our side, but the opposite sex! Glad you had the time with your family, Mary. I miss living closer to our families at this time of the year. Enjoy your break! You deserve it :)


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