Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Day '11

Christmas morning at the Thompson's and waiting for Miranda & Tyler to wake up.
Hey, do you see that lighted barn & silo on the TV console? I found that in the basement of an old house in Appleton, WI this past October and hand-carried it on the airplane back to Phoenix. I paid $2.00 and I just adore it! But I just couldn't see putting it in my Church Village. So it has a place of its own. 


Check out the gifts my son Tyler gave me for Christmas (and rather nicely coordinated I might add) ~ oh my gosh, "A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee" is so awesome!! Randy & I read it this morning in front of the woodstove and we loved it. And the Lego Snowman gift card from Target was a complete surprise to me. I had no idea they were selling those or I would have bought one for myself, just to get the Lego Snowman! And the mint MnM's ~
well, I've about finished off that whole bag. Thanks Tyler!

I made the kids sit at Mimi's Cafe (that's what I can Emolyn's kitchen) 
and open their stockings. Could they be any cuter or what!

Later in the day we made our way over to Mamaw's in Surprise for dinner.
Along with the usual ham, raisin sauce & potatoes, she made pinto beans and fried okra.
Miranda's boyfriend Aaron was thrilled because he went to school in Georgia after college and loved the good 'ole southern cooking.

Then I asked Miranda & Aaron if I could do a little photo shoot of them outside
and they were more than willing. What a darling couple. Makes my heart so happy!


Elizabeth said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Sweet! I love the Lego Gift Card. How does it work?