S: Winter Holiday
FC: Winter Holiday
1: What a wonderful Birthday for both of us, two big family dinners and our first weekend away! A cold trip to Disney's Magic Kingdom has to be my best birthday so far! | Brad's 30th !!! | Amber's 21st !!!
2: Sweet girls helping us find some Christmas Spirit by coloring coffee filter snowflakes!!!
3: And Painting Sugar Cookies... | And best of all.....RUDOLF!!!
4: A mills family christmas | BUCKY BALLS | Wii | The Mills Family Christmas
5: "I KILL YOU!!!"
6: Sweet Dixie discovered the tree worked as a back scratcher!!
7: We wrapped all week and packed our bags Christmas eve our little car took us home. Where we were suprised with our first white Christmas!! Which also happened to be the first white Christmas Statesville has had since 1947.
8: Christmas morning at the Red Roof Inn
9: Watching SNOW flutter to the ground made all of signs of grumpiness disappear!!
10: Menu Glazed Ham Yellow Corn & Rice RoastedRed Potatoes Hawian Sweet Rolls
11: On this Christmas Morning we all headed straight to Mamaw &Papaws house. With stockings, to our great surprise Mamaw revealed to us that she had never had a stocking before! It was so much fun to watch them dig into them and best of all we had a chance to give to them! ... Watching Papaw pull out the coal and beat his chocolate orange on the table was a real highlight. After all the gifts were open Amber went off to the kitchen to cook a Christmas lunch. All to quickly did she realize how tiny that little oven was and DC came to the rescue! Before too long Gregg was Helping toss the potatoes! A true family effort. This was a day i will cherish forever, to be able to prepare a meal not just for the ones you love but with them!
14: This is the result of Mamaw's encouraging Gregg to go play in the snow too but it was misconstrued by my brothers as push Amber down!! My head hurt for the rest of the day!
17: SNOW ANGELS
19: SANTA & FROSTY
20: A Putnam Family Christmas Is filled with Tradition, And lots of love this is a snap shoot of how it goes.... | First there is all the prep Gran Aunt Debbie and Smashly Dawn have us all quite spoiled! Taking care of the important details like hand dipped chocolate peanutbutter balls! And we cant forget about the cheese balls,sourdough bread, dipped ritz and veggie trays! | Pumpkin dip, fruit trays, baked potatoes, wrapping gifts, making bath salts and fizzies for all of the girls! This was the first year that Amber was there in time to help with the Peanut butter Balls rolling them out right next to Gran was a wonderful bonding moment!
21: Uncle Charles and Chuck man the grill cooking up our Christmas Steaks!!!! | While others are sneaking in last minuet gifts. A craft set up in the garage and lot and lots of rough housing from our boys.
22: We Grandbabies have the trusted duty of passing out gifts! And we have gotten fast at it, the quicker they are all out- the faster we got to play! | Our Family opens youngest to oldest | (it is good to be the baby....) | The "grown up's" have just as much fun playing with all the new toys- Shanna and Tanner made us all want to play lazer tag!!!
25: The Grandbabies | D.C.,Ashleigh, Gregg, Amber, Courtney, Trey& Tanner
26: THE MORNING AFTER!
27: Part of Christmas is the sleep over that follows, Ashleigh and Amber stayed up till 5am snooping through Gran's pictures and catching up while the Boys find any place they can to sleep in the tiny living room./All to have the best wake up ever Gran making Breakfast.
28: Carving holes in Frosty head for FIRECRACKERS! | We woke to the familiar sound of Gran in the kitchen she pulled out all our favorites Strawberry milk and fresh sourdough bread for livermush egg and cheese sandwiches. Packing tins full of her left over goodies and bread from the freezer to send us home with, and of course Nuts and bolts for the drive. We were almost all loaded up and had to check on our snow creations from the night before - as we pulled on our boots you could see the light of a mischievous idea in D.C.'s eye ...
29: HOLE left in one side of Frosty's head. | Gran even came out to watch!!!! Maybe it was just to be sure her Grandbabies behaved with explosives! | We LAUGHED so hard it was a comical moment to say the least!
32: Road Trip!!! January and still cold Brad, Amber, Gregg & Stef all pilled in to follow Mom & Dad for another quick visit. Ashleigh had candles lit and beds made waiting up for us to get there! COFFEE- Magellan (our GPS) took us on an adventure to find the closest Starbucks before heading to church with Mamaw & Papaw. followed by a very informative conversation where Papaw shared the best way to kill rabbits, possums, squirrel, and double skulled hogs! The rest of the day was at Grans and she had out a spread of all the family get-togethers but no spiral ham We had some Little Pigs BBQ! and a field trip to the tractor supply store! We ended our already eventful Sunday with a new addition to the Family, a Black Puppy for Gregg and Stef that was named Fancy!
33: Baby Fancy | Brad! | On the way Home
35: How Blessed we are to have each other!!!