Friday, December 28, 2007

The Week in Review!

Hello Friends! I'm back! I can't believe how quickly the last week went. The kids have came and went. We had a great time and truly enjoyed having our little family together again. I'll try to recap the week for you.

Our oldest son Jake and his new bride Megan along with our younger son Brian flew into Atlanta where I picked them up from the airport last Thursday. We played games and ate Taco Soup and talked and enjoyed each other's company. Jacob managed to get us hooked on a new TV show. He brought season one of "Jericho" with him. It's a great show and we got started watching it right away.

Friday and Saturday had us doing some last minute Christmas shopping. We also did some eating, watched Jericho and played games. Sunday we all went to church and then came home, watched Jericho and played some more games. (I wrapped ALL of my presents between Sunday and Monday. I will never leave it all for the last couple of days again!) I was wrapping away and came into the living room to find EVERYONE in the house was asleep! Here is a pic of the girls.

Monday we made cookies and candy, watched football and played games.
On Christmas eve, we donned our new Christmas jammies and then opened our presents from Grandma and Grandpa Johnson as it is our tradition. Here is Megan with hers!

Tuesday was Christmas and we all got up early and opened presents while the cinnamon rolls were baking. The kids spent most of the rest of that day downloading to their new MP3 players. But we found time for... you guessed it... Jericho AND games! Our Christmas dinner was fabulous. Kevin smoked a big juicy beef brisket on the grill. Thank God for good ol' Georgia warm weather! I made baked potatoes, corn and beer bread to go with it. It was so, so good. I am glad that we decided to get away from the traditional ham or turkey.
Kevin had to go back to work on Wednesday. So the kids and I got up early to make our returns and check out the after Christmas sales. Of course Wednesday had us up early to drive back to Atlanta. I never know if it will take 1 and 1/2 or up to 3 hours to get to the airport. This day was the quicker drive. It was very sad leaving the kids there. They are back in Kansas now though. I'll see them again this summer most likely.
Some of my favorite presents:
1. FAMILY! My kids were here and that was really ALL that mattered!

2. Good News! I got an email from my nephew whom I haven't seen in in over 10 years. We learned that he has a baby of his own. My brother is a Grandpa!! WOW!!

3. A photo calendar. Handmade by Megan on Snapfish, it features all of their beautiful wedding pics. It's fabulous!
4. MCC Mom t-shirt. I have 3 kids at this college and I AM a Manhattan mom for sure! I'll wear this shirt proudly!
5. A Laptop! Totally unexpected, but an amazing present I will get much use out of!

6. Adobe Photo Shop Elements AND Hallmark Scrapbook Studio. And I can't wait to play with them!

Well, I have some housework to do and Katie needs help getting ready for her FIRST DATE!!!! Lord help me!
Have a great day, friends!

Here the boys are horsing around.

The girls and I the morning of departure.


Rose Ann said...

I'm so happy to hear you had such a wonderful time with your family, Angel!! Thank you for sharing your awesome pictures too!!

cmc mom in oh said...

sounds like you had a great time! I love it when family gets together. I told my DH that he is spoiled. All of his family lives at the furtherest, 30 minutes away. Mine are all at least a couple hours away!

Happy Holidays!

Greg & Joanna said...

Hi there, just browsing around blogs (I saw your link on Webbmania's blog) and was reading through your posts. I went to MCC and noticed that your kids do too. I went more than 9 years ago, but it's still close to my heart. Anyway, you look like you have a great family and I love your blog. Happy New Year!

Deborah said...

Angel, looks like fun! Great pictures for srcappin'! Deb

Lori Craig said...

Oh man...could the visit be over so soon!? You have a beautiful, special family. I know you had a fabulous time, and unfortunately, I know that exact feeling of putting your family back on a plane to Kansas from Hartsfield Intl Airport. It's tough...It was fun to spy a WSU shirt in your photos. Go SHOCKERS! {{{{Angel}}}} We must talk soon! Love you, friend.

Anonymous said...

MCC?? AS in Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS?? If so, it is a small world!! I was blessed to go there for one year as a single mom. I loved it!! Wish I could've finished my degree there, but that wasn't the way it was meant to be. Glad to hear you had such a wonderful Christ ~ mas!!

Vicki C said...

Oh.. love looking at family holiday photos! Thanks for sharing!

dd2njoy said...

Glad you had a wonderful time Angel!! Awesome pics,TFS!!!

Peggy said...

Look at your babies! They all look like ADULTS! Sniff sniff. The boys have FACIAL HAIR! Oh, they are so cute:) And Katie is as beautiful as always. Megan is so pretty!! Some day I will actually meet her in person! I wish I could have been there. Hey! Look at your comments. We have a mutual friend that went to MCC! I love the BLOG world:)

Patti Gingrich said...

You are a blessed mom indeed. What a wonderful family! Sounds like a lovely Christmas visit...and terrific gifts. ;) BTW, you have fabulous taste in furniture Angel...we have the same living room set!