Thursday, January 5, 2012

Catchin Up

Well...Christmas is over..and  I am lagging behind. 
Let me try and get you caught up!

After all my whining and complaining about this flocking tree, my son said one night,
"Momma, I think that is the prettiest tree we have ever had."
...can I tell ya, Santa was really great to him!
I plugged those lights in from the minute I woke up,
and they stayed on till I went to bed.

Now ... on to the PARTIES!
WoW,  Can I tell you I had the "BEST CHRISTMAS" ever.

Every year I get sick at Christmas 
(no, like really sick...IBS, nervous stomach, can't stay out the bathroom kinda sick, even to the point of having
to go get IV fluids.)
Well this year, I stood my ground and chose not to attend a few parties that always stressed me out and
WAAA   LAA ...
I think I found the answer to my Holiday IBS!
I felt GREAT this holiday season...

 Sometimes a girls gotta just say,
"I am not attending a party where I really do not feel welcomed by some of the guest!"
I really felt bad for my husband, but after 26 years of being together for these parties, he put on his big boy drawers and went on to the parties by himself!  LOL

On to the fun stuff...We did have a little party at my house.  Susie and her family came by for some potato soup and a few Christmas laughs...

Kaylee, Susie's daughter made us these super cute cookies.

Madison, Susie's other daughter
 made this colorful cookie cake.
Heck at this rate I won't have to make the sweets anymore...

This is a picture of our kiddies and
their boyfriends/ girlfriend...
In every picture one of them was doing something to mess up the photos..
Fixed that, just told them all to make a silly face!

  From all the girls in the Melissa / Susie family
Merry Christmas!


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ahhhh good times :)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Good for you! Just Say No was definitely my motto for the holidays. If you don't enjoy someone all year, why in the world would you want to endure them during the holidays? Looks like you did the perfect thing for all involved- lots of happy faces in the photos! I'm so glad you avoided the stomach issues...your tummy has been trying to tell you for years, hasn't it? I'm proud of you!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy New Year, Melissa! So glad to hear that you had a great holiday! Looking forward to all of your new posts in 2012! Hope this is your best year ever!!

Clydia said...

Such a beautiful family!

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Melissa!!!
Thanks for the well wishes I am definitely on the upswing of this nasty sinus infection. It's supposed to be 61 here in KY today, so I'm hoping that doesn't mean it'll be 16 in a day or two..or I might be sick again. Crazy weather!
Glad to know I'm not the only one that buys multiples of the same spices...makes me think I'm not too nutty! lol
I love your Christmas looks like such a fun time! Oh and girlfriend I do NOT blame you at all for not going to those parties. One of the last places my hubby worked, I swear I would get hives and IBS, when it was time to attend those dreaded Christmas parties. Why go to things when we're so miserable?! (I know, so our hubbies dont' have to be alone....but they are big boys after all!) You did the right thing and I'm glad you didn't get sick....I can SO relate to that! IBS stinks! (oh..wait, that doesn't sound quite right does it! ROFLOL) No pun intended! lol
Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Love the picture of you and Susie with the girls - each and everyone BEAUTIFUL!