Saturday, December 31, 2011

Practicing Gratitude... 12.31.11

- Cappy & Daboo's full house for Christmas (almost full, anyway - missing our Atlanta crew!)


- That Christmastime can make even veggies a special treat


- Aunt Julie's creativity in merging James traditions... great job, Julie. You make Christmas FUN.
 

- Cousin banter.  These twins bring a fantastic new dynamic. 
 

- Basden's simplicity and contentedness


- Baylor victories - RG3 for Heisman and Alamo bowl. Go Bears! (and Frogs)



- Customized Secret Santa cousin gifts



- Bruce the shark, Aunt Julie hit the bulls-eye with this one
 

- As Pappy would say, for a minute there these girls had some real power



- Basden never more than a few inches from these babes



- Watching Chris and Crystal maneuver Payton and Naomi's sleeping and eating and playing schedules


- A couple of pretty hours at the park with pretty girls


 

- Private lessons from Uncle Chris - who can still wow his nephews with his home-run derby
My mind's eye still sees Chris at Hudson's age, baseball in hand, throwing the ball with Luke and dinging up the backyard fence



- Daboo's gift to all the (grown-up) girls - shopping, lunch, and TIME. Looking forward to next year's outing with Amy at the table (and thanks, guys, for watching all the kids!)
 
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles...   1 Chronicles 16:11-12


2 comments:

Krista Sanders said...

Oh, this Christmas thing we do with all the people. Such fun. Love getting a peek into yours. BEAUTIFUL kids. And Basden with those babies... and Bran and Essie playing peek a boo! Love it.

Sarah said...

Look at how much LIFE your parents have brought to the world!