Household Christmas 2022 – Southern Hospitality

Household traditions are certain to alter through the years and ours has began to alter and evolve as effectively. When Renee and Bruce moved to Louisiana over a yr in the past, that actually modified issues so far as holidays go. However it’s nonetheless a really particular time and I believed I’d share our household time with you this yr as I often do. We nonetheless have a lot to be grateful for and we positively are grateful for all God’s blessings on our household. We have no idea what number of holidays we may have with mother and pa and so we attempt to make all of them particular simply in case it’s the final one.

Mark and I bought dressed up and went to an Acworth enterprise ladies’s Christmas get together this yr and that was enjoyable. I joined that group a few years in the past and have loved attending to know so many ladies in my neighborhood. It was enjoyable to take our husbands to the get together and rejoice collectively. And it gave me an opportunity to get somewhat dressed up, which I don’t do a lot anymore.

This yr, Lauren and Renee and household got here dwelling early for Christmas, the weekend earlier than Christmas for just a few days and we celebrated early, which was simply nice. We picked up dwelling cooking meals for our lunch collectively at Dogwood and since Daddy examined constructive for Covid that week, he wasn’t in a position to get out and be with us within the eating room for our lunch, however we loved it anyway.

Parker loves Daisy and spent a few nights with us whereas they have been dwelling. Lauren rented one of many hospitality suites subsequent door to Dogwood at Holbrook, so her household had loads of room to unfold out they usually might stroll subsequent door to see mother typically. She actually loved that too.

Lauren, mother and the ladies. They positive are rising up aren’t they?

Bruce’s mother, Doris, got here too and had lunch with us and visited with mother. She is one yr youthful than mother and nonetheless lives alone in a home in Woodstock. As at all times, we had fun collectively and loved their go to dwelling.

I made soup one evening and had them throughout to our home and that was good.

Our eating room noticed numerous motion this yr with household gatherings and it’s good to make use of it for these events.

We had already cleared the desk of the (actual) soup bowls and have been having dessert. Somebody talked about on my Instagram messages, they couldn’t imagine I’d serve on paper plates, however we’re an informal household and generally paper is simply extra handy, in order that’s how we roll. The principle factor is that we’re collectively having fun with one another.

Parker and Mark

Alex in her cute Santa high. This was of their condominium.

As soon as dad was out of quarantine and we might go to him, we went over and gave him his presents. Renee and Lauren bought to see Dad earlier than they headed again dwelling in order that was good. Mother is already sporting her spiffy new garments from Blair.

Lauren with mother and pa. Dad is a bit more confused today. He nonetheless is aware of us, however bought blended up on who Lauren was this time. That’s simply the best way it’s with dementia. He lives within the second, enjoys meals, fires within the fire and speaking in regards to the climate. We talk with him the place he’s at the moment and that’s OK. Life is totally different now, however nonetheless very blessed. Since he went within the hospital earlier than Thanksgiving, he appears to be extra fatigued now and is taking extra naps. He goes again to mattress after breakfast most days after which will get up for lunch and stays up the remainder of the day till mattress time. This appears to be his new regular now.

We purchased him new sweat pants and shirts and I believe he appreciated them.

We gave mother numerous new garments from Blair which she completely loves. She bought so many new issues that she should clear out her closet to make room for all of them.

Lauren and Renee headed again to Louisiana and mother was saying goodbye to Alex. It’s so particular that she will get to see her nice granddaughters fairly typically.

Dad sporting his new shirt I bought him, additionally from Blair.

Random photographs round our home for Christmas, Miss Daisy on the steps.

In the meantime, Mark’s facet of the household is increasing quickly. I believe I discussed that 3 out of 4 of Mark’s daughters have been pregnant on the identical time. They have been all 3 born inside 5 weeks of one another and we’re so completely satisfied they’re right here, secure and sound.

Ivy, Logan and Reese, 3 blessings from heaven. We’ve beloved seeing all of them and getting to carry the brand new infants. Two of them got here to our home on Christmas Eve and all of us beloved passing them round.

We smoked an enormous turkey, made sides and everybody introduced one thing so we had a feast for Christmas Eve at our home. It was so good to see everybody!

That is a part of Mark’s household, 2 of his daughters and their husbands and youngsters, Mark’s sister and brother-in-law, plus 2 of their grownup youngsters and Mark’s mother was there. We had a beautiful go to and it was an ideal Christmas Eve at dwelling. We bought this pic utilizing the timer.

In the meantime, down in Louisiana, the household down there had an amazing Christmas too. They went to a Christmas Eve service at church and seemed so cute.

I beloved all these pics they despatched.

Renee, Bruce and the ladies.

Lauren and Philip, Alex, Iris and Parker. These ladies are rising up too quick! I commented again by textual content how cute all these pics have been and the way superb it was that they bought Alex to smile on cue. Lauren replied again, Nae Nae hit Papa within the head with a wrapping paper tube whereas we took pics and that was the successful technique. 

Now I’m taking a look at these pics laughing!

Immediately, Christmas morning, I picked up mother and pa and introduced them over for breakfast and we had a pleasant go to with them after which sat by the fireplace and chatted. I made blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon which they loved. Dad beloved sitting by the hearth and napping too.

In order that’s a recap of our household Christmas this yr. A lot of blessings, plenty of adjustments, however total a very nice Christmas. I belief you and your loved ones have loved this vacation season collectively and that you just really feel the peace that Christmas brings to our hearts. Merry Christmas!

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