Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Eve at the Ratliff's House

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve at Jason's Father, Donnie, and Step-Mother, Vickie's, house. There was tons of family, lots of fun, and of course a BUNCH of presents...oh and did I mention the delicious food? Here are some pictures...
This is Donnie and his three boys...Jason, Jared, and Nick
Jason and I "BP" (before presents)
Nick and his girlfriend, Rachel
Donnie, Mamaw, and Jason
Me, Mamaw, and Jason
Mom, me, Dad, and Jason
Dad and Mom opening their presents
Vickie and her mother, Dec, opening presents
Randy (standing up), Mattie, Joyce, and Lara
Some of the presents around the tree!
Mamaw and her elephant
Dad and I with his special gift from Donnie
Jason and I opening gifts
An awesome gift from Randy and Joyce
Jared passing out presents
An awesome gift from The Ratliffs
Nick with his "special gift" from his father :) Yep boys and girls, they even jiggle while they "jingle" :)
Nick and Rachel with Rachel's gift from Randy (a plaque congratulating her on making it to 2 Christmas's with the family!)
Nick, Jason, and Jared in their p-coats
Nick and Vickie
Donnie in all his UT "junk" :)
Jason, Jared, and Nick again
Courtney (cousin), Jason, Jared, and Nick

Christmas at Opryland!

On 12/20 - 12/21 we spent the weekend with Jason's mother, Jo, and step-father, Greg, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. It was absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately my camera was not working well (thanks to my parents we got a new camera for Christmas) so not many of these pictures came out...

Dinner with Dr. Ladd and Her Sister

On Thursday, 12/18, Dr. Ladd invited Jason and I to Russo's to have dinner with she and her sister. We had a wonderful time and this is a picture of all of us at dinner.

(from left: Dr. Ladd, Jason, me, and Dr. Ladd's sister, Norma)

The Company Christmas Party

Compass Care Alliance (where I work) had their annual Christmas party on 12/17/08 at Wendy's house in Erwin, Tennessee. Everyone was asked to bring a dish that is special to them around the holidays. The food was FANTASTIC and everyone had a great time! Here are some pictures...
This is our table of food
This is Christy (one of the case managers) and her daughter, Natalie
This is Shawnda, our newest case manager, and Bambi - our billing specialist
Case Managers Claudia and Rick
Our Client Services Manager, Wendy (LOVE HER) and myself
Claudia and I
Shawnda and I
Katrina and I
And finally, Christy and I

Monday, December 15, 2008

Decorating at The Lambert's

Jason and I went to his mom and Greg's house on Tuesday night (12/9) for a night of decorating the tree and catching up with family! We had YUMMY food and TONS of laughs! It was a great time and Granny and Jim even joined in the fun! Here are some pictures from that night!
This is Jason and Jared, being goofy...

And this is Jared and his girlfriend, Sam - who I LOVE!!! I wish she was going to be at Christmas Eve and Christmas with us :(
Jason and I decorating...well, and cracking up!
Kona, with her pretty Christmas bows!
Just the Kids!
Having fun decorating the tree!
I call this one, "Sam with Jolly Hands..."
All this Christmas joy exhausted Greg and Kona...
Group shot!
The J's - Jared, Jim, and Jason...
Jason's mom and grandmother...
Jason, looking a little sleepy after a full night of decorating!
Sam, opening her Christmas presents since she won't be with us on Christmas :(
We hope you are all doing well and getting ready to celebrate the holidays!