Those are pictures I took of the front and back
of perhaps the classiest baby announcement ever.
And here's Caroline at her first piano recital,
which was Saturday...
Caroline played "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "Up on the Rooftop"
... she was AMAZING!
Aren't they adorable?
And here's Abigail with her beautiful Mimi....
They were enjoying the recital...
which was at the Atria Retirement Center in Grapevine.
(I think having a piano recital at a retirement center is great!)
Oh, here's a picture of Caroline and me..
I wish I'd gotten a full-length picture of her....
her dress was gorgeous.
On Sunday afternoon, we went over to Frisco
to an Open House at my Cousin Carol's new home.
This picture doesn't do it justice.
Ah, but let's go inside...
And there's Dale with some guests out in the back...
Their back 'yard' is amazing.
And they have a creek back there.
They have a nice upstairs, too.
(The pictures of their two beautiful Christmas trees didn't turn out.)
But here are their two sons....
That's Ethan on the left, a sophomore in high school,
and Eric on the right, a freshman at Texas A&M.
This next picture tells you how tall they are...
That's Sam (my husband) in the middle.
Oh, here's Eric's 6-week-old chocolate lab...
Her name is Dixie, and she is precious.
Since I don't have pictures of Dale and Carol from Sunday
(what was I thinking?),
here's an older picture of them with the boys....
And here's a really old picture of Carol with her parents and brothers....
That's my Aunt Helen up there.
I think she looks remarkably cool and collected in that picture,
considering she had to get that group ready for that pose!
Here's Carol in a more recent picture with her brothers....
That's Brian, Carol, Steve, and David.
They are my only first cousins on my dad's side...
(since my dad just had the one sister)
(who's 9 years younger than him)
... so we're all pretty close.
I knew you wanted to know all those details.
In closing, here are two Christmas trees...
Here's Laura's and Ryan's....
And here's Will's, Bailey's, and Nell's...
I'd show you Sam's and mine, but I haven't taken its picture yet.
Now I need to get on with my day.
(But I had to blog first!)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!