It is not Christmas without a little daddy sandwich! Jules and I gave him matching "Dad's Favorite" ornaments. Poor ole daddy can't catch a break!
We gathered for Skutt family Christmas this past weekend at my house is Jonesboro. I loved having 15 of my favorite people in my house at one time. I really love having all these sweet kiddos together. I have changed all their diapers, feed all of them, bathed all of them, transported all of them, and everything else under the sun. They are all my babies.
We ate pizza and had some pie, ice cream and cupcakes. We take the easy route on food for our Christmas gathering and it works perfectly. So simple and easy for our big group. Anna and her Grandaddy sat at the kitchen bar together. They are so cute.
Henry led us all in praise and worship before we opened our gifts. I cried from laughing so hard. We were all in awe at his singing and playing. He is really a ham and has great rhythm. He stopped, bowed and said "Thank you God, Amen" and it was over. It was hysterical!! I think we were all videoing it with our phones and cameras. It was priceless.
Gift giving 2012 began with Daddy's annual calendar. It is always a hit. I put the previous years calendar receiving photo as the cover for the calendar each year. It is always fun to see how he his hair has lightened each year! That man cracks me up.
Our Aunt Babs is the queen of our bunch and this umbrella was most fitting for her. Prissy and fun just like she is! We love our Babs.
We had a yard full of snow so the boys receiving these snowball throwers were perfect! Their little faces in this picture make me smile. I love the joy and excitement.
Our Hollye Ann is the deviled egg queen of the south. This personalized egg carrier was the perfect gift for her. I think we are all excited to know she can now tote them with ease. The eggs rock!
We laugh a lot when we are together. Stephen took this photo and it is the best snapshot ever. It describes our time together perfectly. Julie says she loves laughing with Daddy and it really shows! The man is a riot and I am so thankful he taught us to always laugh. It is such a special gift. I love to laugh.
Matthew "Thew" showing off his Steelers yard decor and his custom knitted hat and beard combo. Hollye has one hunk of a man! Julie's friend's daughter made the hat/beard. Randall got one too but did not want to be photoed. He was bashful! They are fabulous and her friend's daughter is very talented. I was impressed.
I know Wilma and Charles (Our grandparents) would be pleased with how we are carrying on without them. We three girls are pretty tight and for that I am most grateful. Hollye and Julie are my "go to" girls and I cannot imagine doing life without them. I love that we only remember the good and forget the bad. That is my favorite thing about us. We are pretty cute too....
These kiddos played so hard they smelled like wet dogs when they came back inside. It made my aunt heart so happy to smell it and hear them pant for a drink. Memories being made at my house. I love the memories made at Babs' when I was growing up and I hope they have some of those same special times. Samuel is now too big to play in the yard. When did he get too big??! Henry was too little to go out. We now have them at both ends of the spectrum. Who knew that would ever happen?!
Christmas is our daddy's birthday. I love that we got another year to celebrate him at Christmas. He also had some health trouble this past year that had us on alert. We are glad to get him healthy for a new year. I am so grateful my daddy and the smile he can always put on my face.