So, we set off from Kentucky, in between snow storms, and made it to my mom's on New Years' Eve. Although it was quite the detour, considering that we hadn't seen her since before her heart surgery, it was worth it. My two sisters (on my mom's side, if you're keeping up), and brother were there, too.
So Mom had all of her kids and grandkids in one place.
My sister Maribelle was ready to show off her bling...they'd gotten engaged a month before.
The happy couple. Welcome to the (crazy) family, Jimmy!
The other happy couple, Randi and Dan. Marriage looks good on them. ;)
They brought their English bulldog puppy, Baxter. Just for kicks, here's Chandler and Baxter 6 months prior:
Baxter's catching up fast!
Chandler loved all the dogs. He was dubbed "Lord of the puppies (as he calls them)".
Bubba was out doing what he does best - modifying Mom's car. She's very hip, and has the best bass system around!
This is how we bond - Chance playing his DS while Aunt Meme plays Wordfeud on her phone.
We had so much fun, just playing with the animals, staying up late and toasting the new year, and even watching Toy Story 3 together (so sad!!). Then we made the trek home...ahhh. I love our family! It was so good to see everyone (Thiers and Gaspards).
And if you have a minute for entertainment... here's mom's dog and cat playing (and Chance, too).