We started the Christmas season off with a dinner here at home with our son Lennie, DIL Lois and grands Maddie and Jordan.
My attempt at being festive
Leonard holding Jordan, Lois, Madison and Lennie
We left Cullman on Thursday the 20th. We drove 410 miles to Rural Retreat, VA where we stayed the night at nephew Jasons house. It was so nice of Jason and Kelly to move to that area. It is almost exactly half way between our house and my daughter Terri's near Hershey, PA. Jason is my sisters 2nd son. His brother Jim and family also live in Virginia in nearby Wytheville.
On the 21st we arrived at daughter Amy and SIL Scott's house in Maryland. Here are granddaughters after opening one of their gifts.
Abby loves her diary
Regardless of Charlotte's silly face making she really liked her sketch book.
On Sunday the 23rd we took the girls with us and drove over to NJ to surprise all our friends at the church we attended when living in NJ. Later that day we had dinner at my nephew JRs and his wife Vadra's new house.
Vadra getting ready for the crowd.
Vadra and JR (sorry that I didn't get a pic of their son Ryan)
Abby (on the right) Charlotte (sitting by the tree) and two of my sisters grandkids, Natalie and Jon.
Another of my sisters grandchildren. Siani.
Leonard and my sister Debbie
Then on Monday, December 24 we traveled to my daughter Terri's.
Christmas eve dinner. Leonard, SIL Steve, Terri, grandson Justin and his girlfriend Carlie.
Terri outdid herself again. Both Christmas Eve and Day dinners were fabulous.
Shame on us. We should have gone to church Christmas Eve. We were all exhausted. So a little poker playing and early retiring.
Terri wants all to know. She was wearing a very large, baggy sweatshirt. Had I been in the picture whatever I wore would not hide the fact that I've eaten WAY too many cookies, candy and good stuff this past month.
We left Pennsylvania on December 27 again staying at Jason and Kelly's half way home.
Jason, Kelly and Lance who is another of my sisters grand kids. He recently moved to Virginia also.
All in all, we saw so many friends and family in our quick 9 day trip. And as always it's good to be back in Sweet Home Alabama.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
Until next time.