http-equiv='refresh'/> Tin TeePee/Log Cabin: Merry Christmas—Lots of Photos

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas—Lots of Photos

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve with our Arkansas family—we participated in a progressive dinner going from house to house.  In my family that isn’t far to travel.  Mom and Chuck live in the house I grew up in, my sister lives right across the road, my brother lives less than 1/2 mile down the road and Niki and Eric are only about a mile away. 

We started at Niki and Eric’s with appetizers.  Their house was beautifully decorated--IMG_5684IMG_5686


Even the ducks got in the act! 

IMG_5691My sister Ann (isn’t she beautiful), aka Granny and G***.

Next stop was Mom and Chuck’s for salads.  At each house we enjoyed opening gifts—we exchange simple gifts, often homemade—nothing expensive.  Some of the gifts Mom and Chuck gave drew lots of laughs.  Mom cut a slit in large liter coke bottles and inserted dollar bills and candy.  Her grandsons, Trenton and Clayton were a little puzzled at first as to how to get that money out! 


Mom and Chuck also thought it just wasn’t right for Michael to be walking on the beach in boots so his gift of flip flops and a snorkel had us all laughing. Smile

IMG_5701Trenton on the left, his Mom, Vicky, my brother Ross and Leah.  

IMG_5727Danny and Ann gave us a perfect gift—a Tin Tee Pee ornament!  Isn’t it cute!  The main course was served at Danny and Ann’s—ham with cheesy potatoes. 


Last stop was Ross and Vicky’s for desserts—because we were so stuffed Vicky directed us all in opening presents first then Danny read the Christmas story from the Bible—notice where the Bible is located—on his iPhone—technology has sure come a long way since scrolls and inks!  The hat on top of the tree belonged to our Dad and has a special place atop their tree every year.



Mom & Chuck                                                 Niki, Eric, Elizabeth and Leah

We are back in Aransas Pass having left this morning around 6:30.  We snacked our way home enjoying the goodies everyone gave us last night!  It’s a good thing we got an early start.  My family is sitting with no electricity in the midst of an ice storm.

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family!!


  1. So nice that everyone is so close. Merry Christmas to you all!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day, glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with family....and got out of there just in the nick of time. Still, a young friend of mine in Houston(the Woodlands) says they are under a tornado watch until 11pm and it's supposed to freeze tonight so the area is having wild weather too.

  4. Such a wonderful Christmas -- Thank you for sharing -- I especially love the tribute to your Dad, the treetop is a so special!

  5. What a truly wonderful and unique Christmas...and no one had to work too hard!! I like this to get the neighbours on board!! haha The hat on the tree was priceless!! A real place of honour! I bet your dad would be tickled.
    Have a super New Year and all the best!

  6. That progressive dinner is a great idea!

  7. What a gift to have been able to spend Christmas with your family. By all accounts - and photos - it was very special.

  8. so nice that your all so close geographically..looks like it was a wonderful day of making memories...all the best in 2012...great pictures Janna


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