So much to cover, so little time left that I can legitimately stay in my sweats today...
So, right after the annual candy-gorging festivus, both kids took turns with a nasty winter cold. But, not before we finally met our new niece/cousin, Abigail Joy, born Oct. 18th. Baby Joy is so precious and I am sure she will bring her parents and big sisters much joy!
There was lots of yummy food to be had by all. And as usual, I felt more comfortable chatting with the aunts, uncles, and grandparents, while Paul and the kids ran around playing with their respective cousins/second cousins. I didn't really have a chance to take many pictures because my cell phone camera has officially returned to the hellfires from whence it came. But, I did manage to snap this lovely gem with Paul's phone during breakfast in front of Grandma & Grandpa Pote's place. Ovaltine and Nutterbutters - breakfast of champions.
|Uncle Chris, Aunt Christinne, Katie, Moosie, and Austin (clockwise)|
Upon our return, I headed over to Grandma Mary's so that I could get some old pictures that I needed to complete a Christmas gift that I am making. First thing to grab my eye was this pic of my mom from when she was about 13. I guess Katie and Moosie know where their red hair came from now.
Then, I found these pictures of my grandma and my great grandma when they were young.
Finally, people, I have been accused of using the classic tongue-sticking out pose as a picture taking crutch. Because, as we all know, there are few things I dislike more than having a camera shoved in my face. I prefer being the photographer - not the subject. But, I can now, definitively say, "Blame it on Grandma!"