Merry Christmas to all! We just got back from a short, quick visit to Tennessee. We never have enough time to see everybody we want to see, or do the things we want to do. It was a nice visit, and it was great to see everybody!
On Saturday, we went to Kring Family Christmas. That was a lot of fun! Chad's dad's side is a hoot, and we really enjoy our time there. After that, we went to Chad's Dad's house, aka. Papaw's. We had our Christmas there, and then Eli got to go out and see horses, and chickens and a turkey! He really loved that! He can't wait to go back when it's warm so he can ride a horse!
When we left there, we went to Nanny's (aka Vera's) and had some dinner and hung out. It was Beths' birthday, and we made a decision at the last minute to go see Twilight. FINALLY! Oh, it was so good, and I loved it, I just hated the teenagers there. They were so loud and obnoxious! They ruined the 'feeling' for me! But, I had fun with Chad's sisters and cousin, and I finally got to see the movie.
The next morning, (Sunday) we went to church with Nanny, and everyone. We filled a pew! I couldn't believe that! Eli was excellent in church, and so was Baby Carly! Emma wasn't bad, she just didn't like sitting so still for so long!
After church, we had our Christmas dinner, which was really good! Then it was time for more presents!! Eli got a lot of cute outfits and fun toys. He really enjoyed it! Chad and I both got some neat things, too. This year has been rough for us, in more ways than one, and we hate not being able do give everyone everything they want! Hopefully this year we'll get caught up on some things, and things will be better.
We're back in Indy now, and it's really cold here!! It's a big change from Fiday when we left! Eli and I went shopping yesterday (Monday) and we got most of our shopping done, which is good, because we are almost out of money! We had a good day, and we tried to go see Santa. Eli just couldn't do it. He tried, but when we got up there, he kinda freaked, and didn't want to have anything to do with the Jolly ol' Elf, himself. He got a Candy Cane flavored ring pop, and we took off out of there. I was sad, because I really wanted a Santa pic! No such luck for me, though.
One funny quote: as we were walking around the mall, every once in awhile, Eli would shout out to me "Momma, ou dribe me NUTS!" and I'd say "Eli, you drive ME nuts!" and he'd say "Ou dribe me CAZY!" and I'd say "No, you drive ME crazy!". Some people around would laugh, some looked at me like I was nuts, but you just have to see Eli when he says it. It's very funny, and oh so cute.
Here's hoping everyone has a Merry Christmas!!! I hope to have some great Holiday pics to attatch to the next blog!!
Sara, Chad and Eli