ANd don't you think a single flapper dress is enough.
Ellie paired that with a tutu and wings!
Totally unrelated... how cute are these dishtowels that Breanna made for me to have around at Christmas. Seriously!
Equally unrelated, how totally awesome is Gabbi's tree? I think it's my favorite! I LOVE the colors, the whimsy, and it suits my baby girl to a tee! Awwww... and there she is. In HER tutu!
Oh, and wings! And she didn't even know I was in there..... DOra was on the TV!
When Dora's on, the world stops revolving!
Having a big family means a BIG, big spread! This is the beginning of the dessert area!
ANd this is the main course area. See that Santa? That's the one Ellie spins around when she is being ugly and says, "He's NOT watching me!!" HEE larious! She can even be ugly when Santa's in the room... She just turns his snooping butt around
My cousin, Cherry, and my Aunt Bonnie, (in the rear view), both brought me little housewarming goodies! So sweet!
Wait! Are you kidding me, Cherry? An apron?! Unless Todd wants to play naughty chef or something, I don't have any idea what to do with that! Just kidding by the way. We don't play naughty chef! Just seeing if you are paying attention!
The grand prize winner of the night HAD to be this peanut brittle!!
Here's a little glimpse of the Big family tree after decor!Oh, and Maddi scored the blue wings and skirt.
Thanks, Aunt Betty Lou. Aunt Betty Lou had three boys, then oh, ....6 or so grandsons?! I think she gets her jollies from wings and tutus!
Aunt Betty Lou was always the funniest aunt. The one who sticks carrot sticks in her nose, or peanuts as fake teeth in her upper lip when the camera is aimed at her.
This is our family's newest addition, Jennifer. She married Drew this past summer (you may remember teh rehearsal dinner at Staci's house). Drew is Cherry's only son.
See? Aunt Betty Lou and JinJin. All say Jin was the spoiled baby sister. They picked cotton, while she sipped tea on the front porch. I don't know.... wasnt' there. Just what I heard!
The male folk usually kinda stay out of the way. This is my cousin, Jerry Wayne on the left and Mike on the right. Have you realized we are a southern double name kind of family?!
Jerry Wayne's mom, Aunt Barbara, passed away when Jake was at St. Jude. He died shortly thereafter. We think she went to prepare his way and be there to welcome him.
Now you KNOW (or maybe you don't) that Gabbi Girl is a CLINGY baby! I mean, she goes to NOONE! There is the occasional exception. And when she has this "draw" to you, it is powerful! She had such an attraction to Mike, Cherry husband, Drew's dad.
Oh. Did I tell you about the FAB-U-LOUS glitter trees on my mantle? For purpose of scale, they are about 5' tall each!!
Here we have Hayden, Jenn, Staci, and Hunter. How many cellphones can pack a den?!
The womenfolk getting ready for the feast!