Monday, December 29, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Well, Santa definitely came to our house, and as you can see, Mac is super excited about his new addition. He named the black lab "Gabriel" or Gabe for short. Such a cute name, and he did it all by himself. We love him so much! They both got tons of stuff, and we went to see all of our family where we got lots of great food, and had such a wonderful time opening gifts and just loving each other in the same place at the same time. It was GREAT!!!

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. I don't know why, but I've been so slack with mailing Christmas cards, as this point, IFFFFF you get one, it'll be happy new year. Don't hold your breath. I'm so slack. Sorry! I do love you all!!


Cousins playing - December 24

Today, we kept Kaylen while her momma worked. We had such a great time. I thought I would share some pics. We played on the swing, and we played with our daddy's, and we played just sitting together with froggy and meow. Halarious!

Country Christmas - Sunday December 21!

Well, here we are, the Villeponteaux's, in all our GLORY!! Each year we gather to celebrate Christ's Birth. We get only the best food, the finest looking people we can find, and come together to exchange funny Christmas gifts under a not so desirable tree. It's the most fun! This is one of my favorite gatherings year after year. Everyone else keeps coming back too, so they must like it as much as we do. It's what we call a country christmas. Out under the stars, no heat, but this year we had two real bathrooms. We started with an outhouse. Who'd have thunk it, a real bathroom!! Ha ha ha. we had a blast!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa Claus

Last night Veda, McCrae and Kaylen all got to sit on Santa's lap. Boy was it an exciting time! McCrae was so very patient and waited and waited to be seen by Mr. Blue eyes, and when he did, they were unseparable. McCrae Loved him. Veda didn't really, and Kaylen didn't at all. We tricked Veda and Santa stood behind/next to Momma hoping she wouldn't see him for the picture. Well, she did, but he had candy, so it was all better.

Santa brought Mac just what he wanted, the wonder pets, and he thought that was the BEST thing ever! Veda got a musical tamborine, and Kaylen got a dog that you drag behind you. The dog was so cute, she just took off walking the dog, it was cute as pie!

Along with those pics are some around the house. Veda with the phone (her favorite toy) and reading books, which she LOVES to do constantly. She can't sit still for a full one though.

Merry Christmas! Good luck to the shoppers... only 9 days and counting!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Still giving Thanks!

I know, we passed right by Thanksgiving, but we are so blessed and so thankful for all that the Lord continues to provide us. I couldn't keep blogging without sharing about our Thanksgiving Holiday and of course adding some pics.

We spent Thanksgiving at Mimi and Granddaddy's house in the country. It was so much fun. That house was packed with 40 hungry people; there was so much food that if they left hungry it was a suprise to me. We had a great meal and lots of good family visiting time. My kids got to play with cousins. Hayes and Emmy came early and played with Mac and Veda, and of course they absolutely LOVED that time. Anywhere Hayes and Emmy are, so Mac and Veda want to be! What great roll models.

So, here are some pics of the weekend. It was a short break, but well rested and fed we all went back to work. Until next time. Adios.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Clemson Vs. Carolina

I know, I know, I've skipped Thanksgiving. I'm waiting on Heather, my sister, to download her pics. When we all went on our cruise, I lost my digital camera, thus, I am at the mercy of everyone's elses lens.

Anyway, I thought Veda and Mac were too cute decked out to the max with their daddy. They went to Meemaw and Poppa's to watch the game. I guess their cheers worked! She's the cutest cheerleader I've ever seen. Oh and Mac said he wanted her to cheer for him when he gets big enough to play! I thought that was precious.

One more thing, on the way to school this morning, we were talking about Aunt Krystals wedding; and of course that snowballed into another whole conversation about marriage. Mac is fascinated by it all. He said when he grows up he'll get married, and so will Veda. Then he asked if he could marry Kaylen (his cousin), I told him no, we don't marry our cousins. I told him it needed to be a friend. So, he suggested Asher! I guess I didn't explain that one. Then he suggested Allie (cousin again). It's all so interesting and fun to him!! If he only knew...

Veda over this week break has been changing so much. Saying new words. Yesterday she said water. She's so quiet compared to McCrae, he was so outspoken, so we have to make her talk by asking her what she wants and making her say it. It's soft and quiet, but it's there. When she wants her daddy however she can scream to the top of her lungs, " DADDAY!!!!" across the house. it's so funny. Both of them have a little southern twang to their words. Makes for interesting conversation! Hang tight until we get a new camera. We're looking now!

See you all soon!! md