Monday, January 5, 2009


Hey Yall! Okay, okay, okay. Bad Frannycakes. Bad, bad Frannycakes. Frannycakes must be punished. And I agree.

But I have been very very busy. Immediately after my last post, I started cleaning my house. And my house was so dirty. We were hosting a Christmas party at our house on December 13. Then on December 17, my parentals and brother and sister-in-law and niece and nephew flew in for a visit. The parentals have been here before but my brother and his family have not. And his kids had never seen snow. Thankfully I was able to deliver on the snow. Chris also flew in about the same time so we had a full house. Julianne came on Friday and the fun grew even more! We had such a good time. We drove them around to show them the sights and fed them lobster one night. They loved playing in the snow even though they were completely frozen when they came in! The temps were pretty low while they were here. Then, on the day they were to fly out, we had a snow storm come in and their flights were cancelled! Thankfully they were able to get a flight out the next morning.....from Boston! So they really did get an adventure visiting us!

Christmas morning was quiet without Jamie here, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Santa still came! Jamie and Lesley arrived on the 26th and Linley arrived on the 27th. We definitely had a house full! Everyone has left now except for Jamie and Julianne. I think they will both leave going their separate ways on Friday. Then it will be very quiet here for a while.

So please forgive me for not posting. I been vacuuming, washing sheets, washing towels, cooking, loading the dishwasher, emptying the dishwasher, dusting, and repeating everything several times a day. This girl is tired. But Christmas only happens once a year. And it is worth it.

I'll be back tomorrow.....

How do you like what Santa brought me?

Julianne and Chris making gingerbread houses and excited about it!

Making gingerbread houses

My Parentals and nephew

Aren't they a beautiful family?

The girls thought their aprons were sexy!

All the "children" eating dinner.

Go Jackets!!!!!!


michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Looks like a perfect holiday season! Hope 2009 is treating you well so far :)

Anonymous said...

Frannycakes, thanks for getting back to us. I really missed reading your blog, but we really enjoyed being part of what kept you from blogging. Thank you again for a really great Christmas. It was the best ever.

Love you, MOM

Yvonne said...

Awww - that looks like it was so much fun! I wanna come next year - and I'll unpack and load the dishwasher, even!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVED those pictures....but Fred's head really isn't THAT big! I know y'all had a great time and are back! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Love you!,