Since we were unexpectedly/expectedly in Charlotte for the Christmas holiday, my parents decided to host our immediate family & my dad’s parents (our usual Christmas crowd) over New Years weekend.

While we were all as you would expect tearful at times, we did have a good time together. My brother & Beth arrived around 930 Saturday morning. We made our normal Christmas Day breakfast of bacon & I made from scratch pumpkin pancakes {another recipe I need to snag from Mom}. After breakfast/bunch, we opened stockings! The pups received Christmas bandannas {Moe got a Christmas tie} & were willing models in them all day.


We read our People magazines, ate candy, used lotion & stashed away fast food gift cards. Pawpaw ran to Lowes {one of the toilets was leaking} and I showered & put on a {recycled, but now at least clean} outfit.

Beth, Steven & I played Santa and divided up packages. 🙂

{to be continued…}