Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011: Byford

We celebrated our first Christmas out of five with my mom's side of the family. We went to my parents in Medford. My Granny came from the south and my uncle/cousins from the north. Once everyone got there, we hung out and had lunch...
Then the babies couldn't wait any longer to open presents! It was a hard day without my Grandad being there. With it only being a couple months since he passed, the emotions are still very fresh. However, everyone did a great job, and we celebrated him with some very sentimental gifts.
All of us girls received necklaces with "God be with us together and apart" and the boys received key chains. These came from James Avery. Grandad was also buried with a charm on his tie with the same verse.
For my Granny, I had her a memory bear made out of one of my Grandads shirts. This was from all of my us grandkids. Alan and Amanda had her made a pillow made with their picture. Amanda's mom made the pillow. It is so beautiful!
I had Teresa at Forever Friends make Hadlea and Anna dresses out of Grandads shirts. They turned out so precious and will always be a great memory!
Granny and her great-grand babies
LOVE this picture!
{Anna Grace is SO good with Hadlea!}
Our scary Star Wars babies!
And then guess who made a visit!?
Santa, Granny and the Greats!
Our family of 4 with Santa!
We took a group family picture, but I need to get a copy from my cousin. (Michele?! :)

We had such a great Christmas with the family! The older I get, the more and more it means to be with each of them! I just wish the days wouldn't fly so fast!

Be prepared for several for Christmas posts!

4 comments:

Kristi H said...

Wow! What special gifts... how thoughtful and creative! I'm sure they will be treasured forever!

katie@tulsadetails said...

What sweet ways to honor your Grandad. Looks like a very special Christmas!

Emily said...

Aww, such special gifts! I love the idea of the shirt-dresses. So sweet.

Amy Harmon said...

That is so incredibly cool how you all honored Grandad! I love the dresses you had made! Wow...so creative and special. I bet Granny was so appreciative!

Related Posts with Thumbnails