Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The day after the day after Christmas

or, December 27th.
or, Christmas with Cari's side of the family...late because we were waiting on sister and bro-in-law to get into town.
Pick your favorite title...

At any rate, it (Christmas celebrations) happened again yesterday.


Santa made an appearance for a long awaited Charlie (my brand new niece) to arrive.


We tried (in vain) to get a good picture of a squirming Rigg...


We played dress-up and pose with the baby and my mothers beautifully wrapped Christmas presents.


A family pic of my sis and brother and niece.


My mom with her grand kids... Rigg was enjoying Charlie's baby feet.


And yes... I really am that big...3 weeks people!

7 comments:

Penny said...

Love the pictures! Charlie is precious in the middle of the gifts~ and yes, your mom wraps beautifully. Guess that comes with being married to Santa. Wish I could "borrow" your dad for pictures. Mall Santa pics with my grandson~ STINK. lol

Lindsay said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! You look fantastic! Can't wait to "meet" Mr. Ryder! I was telling Jeremy the other night that I want to make the trip to Indiana to come see you guys...one day we will actually meet face to face. :) Love to you all!

Tiffany said...

You look lovely! And your mom is quite the wrapper - we can't have bows on presents in our house unless we want the cat to eat them. Sigh. No pretty presents for us. I will enjoy yours by proxy, though.

Anonymous said...

charlie is beautiful! your belly is adorable!! love the pic of you on the floor--so cute!! how did you get up off the floor...bet that was a feat?! can't wait to see ryder (and how in love rigg will be with him!)...so glad you made such precious Christmas memories! happy new year!!
linda :)

Just Me - The Champion said...

Cari,
I've been mearning to post. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the presents. All matchy and beautiful and festive. Love it. I might steal that idea. Someday... when I am organized enough to remember to shop for really cool color coordinated wrapping paper. PS. I can't get J to sit still for a picture to save her life. I was thinking about getting her 2 year old pics taken. But then I thought.. how the heck would the Photog get her sit down and pose? Hope you have an awesome New year and BTW - you look stinkin fabulous with 3 weeks left to go! Thanks for posting the cute pics. Peace sister! - jen

Anonymous said...

Cari and Andy..My name is Debbie and my last name used to be Hornsby..Ask Andy if he remembers Mrs Hornsby..I was Debbie and Tim Chastain's next door neighbor when they lived on Straw Hat ct..I remember Andy as a little boy,playing and constantly in to everything!..He was friend's with my children Blake and Lora ..His mother and I spent many long hours watching all the little ones play on the court with the big wheels and trying to solve all the worlds problems ..I have been following your blog for several months ..You have both inspired me ..I have laughed and cried in emotional pain at times for all you have been through..Andy was raised by great Christian parents and he has chosen a great Christian wife ..I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you ,and thank you for this blog ..Cari you are a very gifted writer..Andy you have grown in to a wonderful young man..God bless you ..Debbie

Bethany said...

I need wrapping lessons from your mom! :) Speaking of her, she looks so beautifully happy holding her grandbabies. Three weeks! I'm so excited to see the pictures and meet him someday. :)