Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas (1 day late)

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas, I sure did.  I loved waking up to a white Christmas but was a little nervous about getting from DS, Wanda's, to the main highway.  Here are a few pictures of what it looked like.
Looking at the barn

Wanda and Taylor

Taylor and Jonathan

Looking at the house from the road
There was snow falling until about Eaton GA and then it picked up just south of Cartersville until just south of Atlanta.  It cleared and it was smooth sailing the rest of the way to Davenport.  It took us right at 11 hours to drive straight through.

It sure was good to get to Somewhere, though a little sad w/out Sedona.  It was about 68 degrees when we arrived with the wind blowing so we got quickly out of our sweats and long sleeves and donned our shorts and t-shirts.  Short lived as it got cold later in the evening and the next three days (the amount of time Jonathan & Taylor will be here) should be very cold.  After that it's back up in the high 70's.  Ok, enough of the weather report.  You can always go to the Weather Channel for that info.  LOL

We had a lovely time with all the festivities.  We had a Christmas party at Jerry's where they sang karaoke and howled at the moon.
Jerry King and Jonathan Wilson

Sunset from "King Mountain"
Sunset from "King Mountain"

Christmas Eve is when the Moore Family celebrates Christmas.  Michael (my nephew) and Teri Slack hosted our big family this year.  There were only 47 of us who made it this year.  Roy was working on the RR so his absence was really felt as were others.  It was a great time and seemed to be more relaxed than in previous years.  Thanks Teri and Michael and all your kids who worked so hard to make it happen.
Michael's house

Sisters Shirley and Wanda
Jan and David Slack and Jonathan Wilson

The Swaynes and Charles Slack

Jerry, making up for the night before

Josh and Jacob King (Jerry's kids)

Our Hosts, Teri and Michael Slack

The Food

Logan King and Taylor Wilson

Jenny Swayne & Taylor WilsonJenny got engaged and Taylor will be her Jr Bridesmaid in May

Pajama girls

Wanda & Don Slack (sister)

Jan Slack and Hailey

Wanda and Heath Slack

Rita and Charles Slack

Taylor and Jonatha

My family

Deborah Slack & friend Tim & his boys

Samuel, Faith Ann and Ken Swayne

All the Swayne's

When we left Michael's we decided that it would be best if we had our Christmas on eve instead of Christmas morning.  I got a Nook Color and was thrilled.  It's a learning curve so I'll let you know my review at some other time.

Just glad we made it safely home and everyone is healthy.



Jeff & Barbie said...

Sounds like you had a great time with family and are home safely. You could have left the cold weather up there though. :-)

Gail Durham said...

Looks like you all had a great Christmas!!!

Margie and Roger said...

What nice family photos! The of you, Jonathan, and Taylor was great!

A Nook - what a great gift - anxious to see it.

Glad you are back.

Beckles said...

What a wonderful family! The snow is's a "real" snow and covered all! Enjoyed seeing all of the pictures. The food looks very luscious!

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas with your family. Taylor looks like your "mini-me". Glad you made it home safely through that white stuff.