Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Parties Galore

When we go back to Kentucky it is always packed with event after event after event. Christmas seems to put those events in overdrive. We bounce from place to place visiting with family, eating way too much, opening presents, and skipping out on sleep. This year was no exception.

Arriving late Thursday night, we hit the ground running on Friday sharing a holiday celebration with the Comley side (my mom's family). Because my Mama Comley has passed as well as all of her siblings, these gatherings are incredibly special as we help keep their memories alive.

Bishop & Mason playing pool

Adelaide & Collins dancing to Christmas tunes

Dad & Bob

Cozy coupe for 2

Saturday night we kept the holiday spirit going by celebrating with Shane & Amanda. It is their year to spend Christmas in Michigan with Amanda's family so we feasted & opened gifts a few days early!

Cousins at their kid table

A beauty & the beast tea set from Aunt Amanda & Uncle Shane

Adelaide & Uncle Shane

Adelaide, Uncle Shane, & Aunt Amanda

My little bro & I

Seasonal wreaths for the DeZarns

Paris, Je t'aime

Bro-in-laws with their bourbon barrel wood

On Sunday we gathered at The Corrigan house to spend time with the Thompson side of the family. Including more food, lots of holiday drinks, & the annual gift exchange.

Adelaide, Kendahl, & Kinlee

Adelaide helping open gifts

Gift exchange getting heated!

Thompson family

Christmas Eve is generally a blur because from sun up to sundown we are on the move. We had brunch with Ryan's immediate family then open gifts. Next we attended church. Dinner was enjoyed with my family. This year my cousin Samantha hosted. It is hard to believe that we are the adults hosting now!

Family pic at my parents' house

My love

Adelaide & Kendahl

Cozy coupes!

The "kids" table @ Samantha's

Adelaide Jane and Sandra Jane (aka Mimi)

Silly cousins: Cooper, Collins, Adelaide, & Bishop

Christmas day is a little more relaxing because I refuse to rush. We awake at my parents' house to open our presents from Santa as well as from one another. A long time tradition of poppy seed bread for breakfast followed by egg nog in our signature mugs while watching the Christmas day parade ensues next. In the afternoon, we drove out to Lebanon to spend the afternoon with Ryan's grandparents and his mom's side of the family. Then we headed back to my parents' for Christmas dinner.

Bishop showing off his Indiana Jones outfit from Santa

Adelaide & Aunt Bees

Adelaide & Cooper playing

Coop loves her toy from Santa

Annual Christmas jammies

Adelaide's shopping cart

Grandma & Grandpa Lee
Merry Christmas from the Thompsons

Phew I am exhausted just reliving it all! Hope you had lots of eats, treats, & drinks this holiday season!

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