You know, I have been away from blogging for a little while and now even my kids are asking me when I’m going to post something again. There has been so much going on most of time it’s been hard to catch my breath, sit down and just post. 


I have so much to tell you. I have so many pictures to up load and edit.  I really don’t know where to begin. Maybe at the beginning of December is a good place to start. . . 

Belmont Abbey College N.C.


We started the month with another college trip,  for Matthew to Belmont Abbey in N.C.. The school is private, small and close to home.  



There was the day we went to see the Ginger bread houses at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville 



and then of course we were off to the Biltmore House.  



There was the day Mark’s family came for a visit. We had a great big party and celebrated the season. 



 Christmas came and went

with presents,
presents,


and more presents.

Christmas this year brought so many things:


Karen had the best laugh she has had in years AND she even gave her new friend a name. 

“Bernie”


 The conversations were stimulating . 


But, not to be out done by the first White Christmas in 48 years. 


The pony express came to town bringing with it Mary Elizabeth’s favorite “Big William”



and “the BEST Football game ever!” 







The game was rough!





AND Tough!












But, they were ready! 



Hey!?  You wanna play?
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The time was great! After a wonderful feast fit a Kings and Queens alike




it was time to put our best boots on and call it a night.



Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!  and “Ya’ll come back now. Ya Hear?”


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There was great sadness in the family too. . . unexpectedly, Linda’s only brother died .  With this great sorrow the year ended. 


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Unknown Mami
Ni Hao Y'all

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12 thoughts on “Christmas and More

  1. LISA- first, I am so sorry for the loss you all experienced. Truly sorry. :-(And now, about all those great pictures, memories, festivities, family traditions – Hallelujah!!! :-)Love to youGailpeace and hope for us all

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  2. Happy 2011 and welcome back!!Very nice update with great photos. Looks like it was a wonderful family Christmas. Karen's new toilet tissue fellow is a hoot and his name definately suits him!!!! So sorry about Linda's loss. I know how hard it is to lose a brother, especially unexpectedly. Been there. Not good. And dealing with a death at Christmas. Been there too. Very not good. Please let her know we're thinking of her.That college looks beautiful. Good luck Matthew!! Mary Kate's been accepted to 9 colleges so far, still waiting to hear from Furman and a couple others. Glad you're back!~Regina

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