Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas #2

We spent Christmas with Marlie, Andrew and Logan in Ft. Worth.  Logan understood quite a bit of what was going on, so we really did have fun with him.  He loved looking at the tree and showing us his favorite ornaments.  Christmas morning he was excited about his presents from Santa and more than helpful to the rest of us by opening our presents for us.  After breakfast we bundled up and went to the Gaylord Texan to see their fabulous displays and ICE.  ICE was 9 degrees but the rest of the displays were nice and warm.  Logan was especially thrilled with the trains.   I think a visit to the Gaylord should be on everyone's list of things to do next Christmas season.  It certainly will be on ours.
Inside the Gaylord Texan
Charlie Brown's Christmas all in ICE

Beautiful ICE nativity

Logan would have watched the trains all day

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas #1

SOAP and I are doing Christmas in three parts this year.  It just seems easier for us to get to all the kid's houses than for them to all come here.  After all, there are just 2 of us and we travel pretty light.

This weekend we went to McAllen to see Phil, Trish, and the girls.  Lauren and Lenzy opened our presents and Lenz managed to finagle to open another one as well.  She also charmed SOAP into buying her a tiny white dwarf Lions Head bunny.  He is such a pushover where the grandkids are concerned.

At Phil's church this morning we had great home-made tamales and the church was beautifully decorated.  Lauren played and sang during the offering and Lenzy accompanied on bass.  Lauren is all into the performance and the crowd and Lenz is very serious about her playing.  It's hard to believe they are growing up so fast.

Christmas #2 will be with Marlie, Andrew and Logan.  #3 will be with Amy, Michael, Chloe, Titus and Silas in Colorado and may involve some dog sledding. There could be a real story there....