Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas in Marshall

Every year my father's side of the family has a big Christmas party at my Aunt Mary Cay's home in Marshall.  It is always a lot of fun, and although we don't always make it, this year we got to go!!  It was the weekend of the 18th, which also was the day that our friend Brian defended his PhD in Houston.  Since Mitch was off that day, we went to that, too.  It was quite the whirlwind weekend!  Friday, we went to Houston for the PhD defense, then drove to Carthage for the party, which was Saturday night.  I sang in the choir Christmas program on Sunday, so we had to drive back to Temple Saturday night after the party.  Crazy times!
While we were in Houston, Mitch went to see Brian defend and I took the kids to Hermann park.  It was a little strange being so close to the hospital and never going in.  Strange in a good way, though!
Logan and Myra had a blast at the park!

Logan climbed.

We played Peekaboo.

And hung out in the toddler sized "house".

Myra loved Peekaboo.

Logan loves to climb.

And show off his mad gymnastics skills.  Ta-da!

Myra got in on the wall walking action, too.  How much do you love that "What, Mom!" look she's giving me?!

The highlight for Logan was definitely watching Life Flight land!
Then we headed out to East Texas for some family Christmas fun!

Mary Cay has a fun playroom!  Logan found this marble game that kept him entertained most of the night.

Of course, Myra is happy anywhere there is food...

But she did find this giant stuffed cat that she carted around much of the evening.  Cousin Maddie is helping her play with it.

Here are the four generations of Jones men!  Grandpa, Daddy, James and Brody.  We tried to get Logan and Mitch in there, too.  Logan would have none of that!

He did join in once presents were involved.
We had so much fun with family we don't get to see very often!  Thanks to Mary Cay for hosting this horde yet again.

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