It all started 10 or so years ago. We had to decide how to spend the holidays. The big ones, meaning Thanksgiving and Christmas. Georgia and Louisiana are a bit more than a hop, skip and jump away so it's not like we could do both. The only fair thing to do seemed to spend one holiday in Georgia and one holiday in Louisiana and then switch the following year. So, with the exception of 2007 when our Christmas baby arrived, and I couldn't travel, that's what we've done. It really has worked out perfect. I was so excited that we would be in Georgia for Christmas this year because it was Jones' first Christmas!
Another reason I was excited about spending Christmas in Georgia was because I knew my Mama had decked her halls, and I was looking forward to being surrounded by some beautiful Christmas decorations since I have obviously dropped the ball on that this year, as we've already established. She put up a new tree this year . . . a 9 footer. It really was a beautiful tree (until I helped her take it down, of course). She put it in the sunroom this year.
I'll share later about Christmas morn . . .
A little later in the day, Rob, Kristi and Jones arrived. Jones is just the cutest thing! He loves to suck his thumb, much like his Aunt Julie did! And isn't this just the cutest shirt? If you'd like one for your child this next Christmas, I know where you can get it!Jones loves his Pop! And his Mimi, too.Of course, Hannah Kate loves babies. Especially real, live ones! She wanted to "hold" baby Jones. He leaned over and gave her a sweet hug.Before we sat down to eat lunch, I read the Christmas story from one of Mason and Hannah Kate's children's Bibles.