Friday, December 26, 2008

XMas Images 2008

My newest cousin, Jonathan, age 11 mos. He is my first cousin once removed (I think). (My first cousin's son.)

It is an annual Christmas Eve tradition that my aunt come to see me. This year lots of family came: my cousin Matthew, and his wife, Gina, and their daughter, Madison, my uncle Jerry, who was in from Texas, my cousin Ben and his significant other, Nicole, and their son Jonathan. We played guitar and had lots of food and fellowship.

My Uncle Jerry is in the middle of the couch. He is one year younger than I am and was born on my first birthday. I doubt that is something you find in many families.

My first cousin once-removed, Madison, performed a dance for us all. Her mom, Gina, is behind her watching.

Christmas Day found me at my mother-in-law's house where we celebrated Christmas with my husband's side of the family. My nephews, Christopher and Emory and my brother-in-law, Gary, opened presents on one side of the room.

My sister-in-law, Jennifer, took a picture of me taking a picture of her and my mother-in-law, Eunice.

Christmas Eve night, my brother and his family stopped by for a very nice visit. My niece, who is seven, said she wanted a pink hunting gun from Santa. And something called a Biscuit, whatever that is.

This is my in-laws tree before we tore into the presents.

This is my tree.

I hope everyone had a very happy holiday.


  1. Looks like so much fun! I love big family get togethers!

    LOL, I think your neice was talking about Biscuit the dog. It's a beginner's reading book. Or maybe she just wanted a biscuit,lol...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. Yes, your first cousin's child is your first cousin, once removed. If you ever get into genealogy, good genealogy programs have relationship calculators that make it easy to figure out how you are related to others in your family tree.

    I hope no one got a tummy ache from eating too much delicious food!

  3. Looks like you had a great holiday! Thanks for the wishes.

  4. Jonathan and Madison are so cute! You have a beautiful tree too. Looks like everyone had a very good Christmas.

  5. I love getting glimpses of others' Christmases this way and imagining people in homes all across the country celebrating with their families.

    I'm almost ready to say I'm sick of Christmas cookies.

  6. Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time. I like the picture window in front of your tree. It reminds me of the house I grew up in.


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