Monday, December 8, 2008

Family is what makes LIFE worth living for.....

If you know me....I love to be surrounded by people.....friends and FAMILY. I am lucky to have a healthy immediate family.... and not to mention EXTENDED family.... Not many people can say that they still get together with their extended family....3 generations....My aunts and uncles, cousins, and now the next generation. It is so much family and fun. This weekend I look forward every year. We designated the FIRST SUNDAY of DECEMBER as OLLINGER DAY. We get together and eat....eat.....laugh.....eat......and then laugh some more. We started a new tradition this year since we have lots of little ones. We had a birthday party with Jesus with all the bells and whistles and of course CUPCAKES... We read the Christmas story...and had a special visitor....SANTA. He made a special visit from the North Pole just to come and see what all the excitement is...in GROOM this weekend. It was great....the kids loved it....

My poor mom....she had 13 hunters or so to cook for this weekend (Toby says he loves you GRAMZ) and then she had to cook and clean up for about 35 people on Sunday. Then did I mention that she went to Amarillo with me today to help me with the THREE kids at the doctor's office...while she was supposed to be working on the books for the FARM and everything else. She is AWESOME.... we don't tell her enough.... unselfish....and giving....

Pictures will follow...but I just wanted to let you know that FAMILY is EVERYTHING.....

3 comments:

Amanda KP said...

love that idea!!! i bet y'all had so much fun!!!

Amy said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound. Sure do miss seeing you! Once a week is NOT enough!

Marci said...

You have such an awesome family. So glad that you get to do so much with them. I have missed you. We need to get together soon!!