Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Trying to Have Christmas Fun!

 I hope everyone had a wonderful and Merry Christmas! 
I started this post over a week ago, and am just now getting it finished up and ready to post!  This past month our family of five has been the sickest (if that really is a word?) we have ever been.  It began the first week of December and we are just now starting to think we might be in the clear.  Lets' see...we've had the stomach virus (multiple times, with one visit to the hospital), strep, sinus infections, and finally a virus that mimics the flu.  We all have been sick for basically an entire month!  That being said, we missed a lot of parties, get-togethers and church activities, but we managed to squeeze a few things in here and there depending on who was ill at the time.
The Sunday before Christmas we had a painting party during Sunday School for the children.  The kids painted wreath canvases with wine corks.  They all were so different and unique! 
Bry, Daniel and Jack
Elizabeth, Margaret Ann and Georgia
Their masterpieces!
Jack, Georgie and Daniel with Macon, the children's director.  The kids LOVE Macon and we are so thankful for him and all he does for our church!  (Jack actually got sick later this day.  You can tell in the pictures he doesn't feel good.  Poor kid!)

All three of the children were supposed to sing at the Carols and Lessons Service.  Jack and Georgie were able to sing. 
Jack with the Cherub Choir
Georgie with the Grace Choir

 The Thursday before Christmas we went to Birmingham for The Jingle Bell Buffet at The Club.  It is so much fun and we look forward to it every year.  The kids get to see Santa, they have a wonderful meal, and then there's music and dancing.
Patiently waiting in line to see Santa.
Georgia Anne sat in the Big Guy's lap first.  They had a VERY long talk and she would NOT reveal what they spoke of.  She only said, "she and Santa had some business to discuss." 
Up next was Jack.  Bless his sweet heart.  When Santa asked him what he wanted, he replied "I'll take whatever you want to give me.  You can just surprise me."  Oh. My. Word!  Melted my heart!
Next was D-Man.  He got right up in Santa's lap and got down to business.  He did request for Jack to be better (from being sick).  So proud of my sweet boy for thinking of his bubba!
And finally, Banks was up.  No tears this year!!  I think Banks told Santa he wanted a firetruck and train table. 

 Next we attempted family pictures....
Just a few snapshots from dinner...
And I had to show you the view of downtown Birmingham from the balcony at The Club.  Breathtaking!


Chuck Reters said...

Did the view from "The" Club really take your breath away. I've been to the seven wonders of the world and seen "breathtaking" views. The elitist folks and their high society friends at "The" Club and other exclusive clubs are what's wrong with America. Jesus was a common man for all people. He wouldn't been allowed as a member of "The" Club. Merry Christmas and "Bah Humbug at the same time.

Judy said...

We love "The" Club (and btw, what's up with the commenter above...elitist, seriously? really, was any of that necessary?)

Anyhoo...hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and hope you are all on the road to recovery. I've been fighting off a cold and taking meds...hope it doesn't turn into the flu. So sorry you have all been sick, but maybe you won't be sick anymore this winter.

Looking forward to all you do in 2013!

Dave Dukes said...

I would say that 'elitist' might be over the top a bit. Wealthy might be more appropriate, but it's not very expensive to become a member. I've been and there are mainly old white people being served by older black men. This is the South, though the dynamic seems to be changing slightly.

Raymond Romano said...

Yep, it's not the Birmingham Country Club. It's a little different. Try becoming a member over there. Good luck!

Laura said...

Love all your pictures! Poor Jack did look a little puny at the paint party (of course I didn't notice that morning!). So glad y'all are on the mend. I hope you can enjoy the rest of Christmas vacation.