Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Yep, you heard me right...I'm totally BLOGGING this!!!

Is that not the CUTEST shirt that Gary got me? He knows I LOVE to blog and this was one of the very creative gifts he gave to me on Christmas Eve. I'm standing next to another one of the cool and creative gifts he gave me--a wine cooler that holds 8 bottles of wine at a set temperature. (Really neat, huh? Gary is a great gift-giver and got me all sorts of other great gifts. Books, bubble bath, CDs, cool things for cooking and entertaining. He's a pretty great guy!)

To put it mildly, I was quite spoiled this Christmas. Between the stuff Gary got me and the things I received from my parents, my in-laws, my brother and sister-in-law, and Gary's sister and brother-in-law...I've got enough fun things to keep me entertained for quite a while!

The girls also were QUITE excited by all of their gifts. Delaney said to me yesterday, "I love every gift I got. I got so many great things!" Isn't it nice when everyone is just happy with how everything turned out?

How about some pictures from some of our different Christmas gatherings?

First off, everyone got something they were excited about! Sydney was SO fun to watch this year. She truly loved everything she opened and squealed everytime she got a present. You should have heard the high-pitched SQUEAL that matched this opening. It caught everyone off-guard and we all just laughed and laughed. Nothing like a three-year-old to fill everyone with the Christmas spirit. So sweet...

I guess Sydney inherited her joy in receiving gifts from the "original"...my Mom! She literally looks amazed everytime she opens anything, whether it's a pair of socks or an expensive piece of jewelry. She truly has joy in the experience...

The girls got more great stuff than they could ever really need. One of their favorite "group" gifts was the Hairspray DVD...

With my family, anything connected with Texas (or the Cowboys, or Alabama) is a sure bet...

Oh my goodness, this is the PRETTIEST dress...

And, of course, the BEST thing about the holidays is seeing family--like my sweet brother...

And are handmade gifts not just the BEST? Gary's parents gave the girls money (which, of course, they loved. They are girls, after all! LOL), but his Mom also made them these most amazing afghans with their school colors. (Look at Scout's. It has an S on it. How cute!)...

Santa arrived, of course, sometime in the wee hours of the morning and delivered the girls some pretty cool stuff. McKenna loved her video IPOD (cool jacket from us!)...

Delaney loved her Nintendo DS (North Face jacket from us! You'd thought she'd won the lottery! lol)...

And, yes, Sydney got her Disney Princess Kitchen (complete with dress-up Disney outfits). As we surveyed the Santa items very LATE on Christmas Eve (or was it very early the next morning?), I commented how PINK everything was. It was!! Everything was pink and girly. I LOVE it!!!...

I hope each and every one of you had a wonderfully blessed Christmas as well!! I can't wait to hear how everyone's Christmas went. I pray that they were filled with all sorts of good things...not just the things that can be bought and opened, but the things that can be felt with the heart.
(And, now, I'm going to beg profusely for your forgiveness one more time! My computer is still on the blink, and I'm on Gary's again right now. I will be unable to get online for at least three days and then I hope to find some way to get another computer hooked up, mine fixed, or find a new one. But, in the meantime, I won't be able to answer email or stop by your blogs. I am SO SORRY! Phats and Dawn, I haven't had a chance to email either of you back like I needed to! And the rest of you, you don't know how badly I want to come and visit your side of the blog world. I PROMISE to do it very, very soon. Just know that I haven't forgotten you and that I love you guys. I will get there soon!!!!)
Okay...enough groveling (I think!)....
Merry Christmas one more time. I'm off to enjoy some of the fruits of my Christmas (reading some good books, eating more leftover treats, taking the girls shopping, etc.), watch some football, play games, and just enjoy some relaxing time. It should be a good week! See ya'll again real soon (I hope!)










26 comments:

Adrienne said...

Awwwww looks like you all had a WONDERFUL TIME!!! I will call you later on this evening around 5 or 6 so look for a phone call tee hee :-)

Disney Scrapper said...

You guys look like you had a awesome and blessed Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

patti_cake said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

camport said...

it looks like you had a very Merry Christmas!

Love all the pics and hope you get back online very quickly.

:)

patti_cake said...

Cheryl I also wanted to let you know if you check your stats and see a lurker from Florence,SC or Seattle,WA (not sure how work IP shows up) it's me just browsing around in your archives because i'm bored at work and your sweet family inspires me on a day when i'm down in the dumps! :)

Dawn Bibbs said...

WOW, ooks and sounds like ya'll had quite the Christmas. That's WAY cool!!!

You and Scout sound like Jayla. She's quite the squealer herself. EVERY gift she gets is "The best thing EVER!"

I'll be updating soon with our pix. Enjoy your day.

Renee said...

Looks like everyone had a great Christmas! I love your shirt.

Linda said...

How much fun was that. We had a great Christmas too and I got what I wanted...yep, tires. LOl... no really, thats what I asked for. I was going to need them by the end of this month anyway and with the roads starting to get icy I told hubby, it's practical time or me...get me tires....yea..... But a lot of great other stuf too including family and friends.

Trish said...

Wonderful pictures!

And I love the shirt!

Maria said...

Hi Cheryl! So glad to read about your delightful Christmas! Many hugs to you my friend!! :)

Maria said...

Hi Cheryl! So glad to read about your delightful Christmas! Many hugs to you my friend!! :)

Loreluca said...

AWESOME, Cheryl! You look so cute in that T-shirt!!!
Glad to see you had a very merry one! Waiting to hear back from you! (hope you can recover everything from your puter!)

Sharmaine said...

Loooks like a wonderful day Cheryl!
I was given a blogger t-shirt a while back, comes with the dictionary definition on the front.
Thanks for sharing the awesome photos!

Loreluca said...

PS.- Those cookies are just so good! Thanks, I really enjoyed making them!

Melissa said...

Looks like a very merry Christmas indeed :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...
:)

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful time!! And I am *TOTALLY* loving that T shirt!!
Go Gary!

LOVE the kid's faces and you good lookin' family!

Blessings to you all dear Cheryl!!

Love and hugs,
Sue

jessi said...

wow...how do you do it??? blog so quickly after christmas?? LOL!!! love the shirt, super cute!!!

it looks like your christmas was amazing and what a great kitchen centre scout got...my delainey would love that...shhh, don;t tell her!!!

so happy you got to spend your christmas with family...that is always special!!

have a fabulous thursday!!

Cheeky said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all. I WANT that shirt!

Jacquie said...

That t-shirt serioulsy ROCKS!!

Looks like a great day was had.

skrpndiva said...

Love the blogging shirt! My dh calls this my 'little thing' I do. I keep telling him that one of these days, the 'little things' I do will bring us in some serious cash. Maybe one day that will happen!

Merry Christmas my online friend!

Jacquie

Phats said...

Hey Cheryl!
Looks like a great Christmas for sure :) I had a good one as well.

I never got your picks! You can still play but you need to get them to me BEFORE the Bama game. I just got home from detroit and our last second thrilling win in the Motor City Bowl, BOILER UP!

~gkw said...

Phats - She has no computer till I get home Sat night. I'n sure that my laptop will be taken away then!

Gary

Heather said...

LOVE THAT SHIRT!!! So cool!!

scrappermimi said...

Your pictures are just wonderful and I am totally loving that T!
Looks like a great holiday! Happy New Year!

Greta said...

for the love of god where did he get that shirt!! I must have one!!

looks like a fabulous christmas and you racked up girl!!!

i love delaney's jacket...too cool

the kids got some cool loot too!!

Happy new year

Mississippi Songbird said...

Wonderful pictures! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas!
Now, Here's to a wonderful New Year! Cheers to 2008!