Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cooper Christmas Concludes

Christmas fun continued for us Christmas Day when we headed to the Cooper's for dinner and celebrating.  It is always a time of filled with good food, lots of laughter, gift exchanging and not enough time for all the enjoyment we have together.  
Mallie Lynn enjoyed her favorite activity at Grand and Pops and made "chocit tea" for everyone.  
This family is some kind of special and I'm so thankful God placed me in it.  
Uncle Chris and aunt Danielle probably slept really good Christmas night with all the playing and loud entertainment they endured from their niece and nephew.  
Love our little family so much.
Manniquin challenge goofballs.
We enjoyed a nice song played by the tea time band. 
Last weekend we concluded our Cooper Christmas with a trip to Western Ky to enjoy a visit with Barry's grandparents and attend their big holiday party.  The kids were so good on our trip down.  
Sweet time was spent with family we don't see often enough; one of those nights where conversations spent catching up are enjoyed and gone in the blink of an eye.  
 Mallie Lynn enjoyed playing with her second cousins and cuddling with her Papaw.  Henry was rarely seen most of the night other than the occasional sighting of his blurred body running past us with the rest of the big boy cousins.  
 Our night in one room sleeping together was so precious.  I must say I don't mind being able to glance around a room and see the people I love most all sweetly dreaming.  
We spent the next day pulling out ancient ninja turtles, trucks, and baby dolls, reading comic strips and slowing down for a chat.  Mallie Lynn managed to charm her way into covering Papaw with stickers and I don't think he minded one bit.  

Family that is thought of often and not seen enough brings special meaning and joy to these visits.  You find hugs a little tighter at goodbye's and each moment cherished for the blessing that it is.  Our Christmas season was so full of love and healthy family and it will go down in my history book as one of the greatest.