Henson Family Christmas

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We celebrated our last 2014 Christmas get together this past weekend in Philadelphia with the Henson crew. This used to be celebrated on Christmas Day, but with all the changes in the family we had to change it up.

We decided to make a day trip out of it and drive the two and a half hours one way that morning, and then come back later that afternoon. Of course we planned to leave Bham by 8:30, and we pulled out of the driveway at 9:36.

Uncle Bob and Aunt Beth had lunch prepared for us — pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs and sausage, potato salad and baked beans. It was delicious! And then we had red velvet cake, pie and dirt pudding for dessert.

Right after we arrived, we saw someone else coming down the drive. We were surprised to see Ms. Betty and her family coming in the door. This is the first time we've seen her since papaw's funeral. And she's been through a lot since then, but it was great to see her doing so good. And it was also the first time for she and AC to met. We enjoyed the short visit with her, and AC loved on her, and loved on her. I think it pretty much made her day!

Of course, AC was the center of attention this year. And the older girl cousins kept her entertained throughout the afternoon!

And then it was time for presents! AC loved all the help with opening her presents, and loved them helping her play with them afterwards!

AC loved spending time with her aunts and uncle!!

Calvin's "pups" came to visit, too. And I think this might have been the only time I've taken a picture of him that I didn't have to beg him to smile!

The rest of the afternoon was spent discussing baby names for #babysowell2015. We already have our girl name decided on, and have our boy name narrowed down... but it was funny to hear everyone's suggestions.

Here are some of the other pictures from family members during our get together...

We had a great time seeing everyone, and are counting down the days until we see everyone again in February!!

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