A quick Christmas blog: We were thrilled to have Tatum with us this Christmas, so we tried to soak up the season as much as possible and really cherish the memories. We had an early immediate family Christmas with just the 3 of us before heading off to Arizona for a week and a half (we are still here). This Christmas was a little different than others because, as most of you know Jeremey's sister Stephanie is still in the hospital on bedrest awaiting her new baby girl. Because she couldn't be with us for the opening of presents at Grandma and Grandpas we hooked her up to facetime chat and she was able to experience the madness right along with us. And when I say "madness" I really mean it, with so many kids, the gifts, noise and mess gets pretty crazy. After Christmas lunch, and gift opening we headed down to the hospital where we had rented out a big room and spent the remainder of Christmas there. It was different, but it was wonderful. Thank you Jesus for the big family I always wanted.
The only thing Jeremey's mom wanted for Christmas was a photo of all her grandkids together. There is no way we could get all the kids smiling and paying attention at one time, so we took individual pictures of each family group of kids, and photoshopped it together. Here is what it ended up looking like. Not perfect, not professional, but it got the job done, and everyone is at least looking at the camera. Jeremey's mom is such a blessing and such a strong women in the Lord. She holds this family together in more ways than anybody will ever understand. A true proverbs 31 women!
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Aunt Stephanie made tutus for all the girl cousins. We are missing 3 girls who were sick for Christmas day though.
Grandpa handing out the gifts!
Little T got really sick the day after Christmas. We think it might have been a bad reaction to food or food poisoning.