Sunday, January 12, 2014

Watkins Week...

The Christmas celebrations continued with Honey, Papa and the Junods. When you with the Big 12, your table centerpiece looks like this.   

Honey prepared a beautiful meal but somehow the glass pan full of dressing shattered as soon as it came out of the oven. Don't worry! We saved the dressing! 

Opening presents...

 H&P gave the big cousins money for Pine Cove Base Camp!
 Sweet Townley was there too, just taking in all the chaos.

Lots of outdoor play when there is 7 kids 7 and under. (I was a tad out of breath after a few spins of this.)
Papa and Daddy had a helper putting our basketball goal together.
 lots of phone pics of fun moments...

 He digs the queso!
 Serious lights! It's All About Jesus!

 One on one with a cheering crowd.
 Late one night these girlies asked Honey to make a chocolate cake, so she whipped on out. Spoiled rotten!
 Every kid in the background is on an electronic. Lordy!
 Wendi and I took the kids to see Julie and her cuties, Cooper and Campbell.
 Campbell couldn't get enough of T. She brought her some of her toys to share. Sweet thing!
 Loved seeing Julie and her sweet kids!!

Somehow kids just end up in Papa's lap.
New Years Eve we also celebrated Nick's birthday at Babe's. 
 A little "Hokey Pokey."
 Chicken Dance with the birthday boy.
 Honey and Papa and their crew.

I guess Boone was already in bed, but we rang in the new year around 8pm with these crazies.

The kids always want to plant a donut tree! They go with Papa in the woods to find big stick to "plant" in the back yard. They put cheerios "seeds" on the branches at night and in the morning the donuts have "grown." 

 One day the men took the kids to the farm to see Papa Mike and his horses. 

We cheered on the Bears in the Fiesta Bowl, but I guess we weren't loud enough. :( Poor Bears!

These three are so shy. ;)

We had such a fun week with all 13 of us!! Thank you Honey and Papa for always being such gracious hosts! I bet they were worn out by the time we left!!

Then it was time to pack up and head back to Midland. Boone was looking sleepy on take off!
 And...he's gone.
 Waiting for our 7 suitcases.
 B wanted to go straight to the swing when we got home.
We were so blessed by the two weeks we had with our friends and family. We felt refreshed and filled up by spending such quality time with our incredible family.  But,  it was good to be back to our little  home sweet home.

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