Monday, December 27, 2010

Jill Sharpe's Alabama

We spend Christmas Eve at my Grandparent's every year. We get there pretty early and spend the whole day. This year was WONDERFUL. I couldn't believe how great the weather was. It was sunny, crisp and cool. Welcome to Jill Sharpe's Alabama!

 Mama and Daddy - the BEST parents in all the world!

There was no shortage of presents. Check out Granddaddy's tree. The ornaments were a little sparse.

The kid who stole my heart 12 years ago.

Renee (sweetest Aunt ever!) and Abbie

James got a bike.

Matt and Paw Paw shooting the breeze. (That Alabama afghan has been on that loveseat for as long as I can remember.)
Hubs and my Bro -  not sure what they were doing with that basket.

You will 100% of the time find Granddaddy napping at least 3 times on any given Christmas Eve (actually on any given day).

And who doesn't do a little skeet and target shooting on Christmas Eve? Check out Mama Hen shooting the glock. Her Hubs, Mark had to hold her ears because it was so LOUD!

Marty & Casey

Have you ever seen a better homemade target?

My bro, me and Mama Hen - I think we're tough enuff. Doesn't everyone have raccoon pelts hanging on the front of their barn?

And the best part - Aunt Affie's Christmas getup. This year she paired a Christmas sweatshirt with a Christmas vest and a Christmas scarf. Well done, Aunt Affie. Well done.

I totally realize that I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
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Peeperspage said...

LOVIN Aunt Affies gettup. Hope you and your family had the merriest of Christmas' ever :)

Mama Hen said...

It was a great day.

When I first saw the picture of Renee and Abbie, Momma in the background reminded me of grandmother for some reason. And my heart skipped a beat.

LeAnna said...

Jill's Alabama rocks! Aunt Affie knows how to celebrate in style, for sure. And being that I'm from Oklahoma, it's quite possible everyone has racoon pelts on their barn. Or coyote. Or their neighbors ex husbands aunts beloved coon dog.

Rebekah said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Can't get much better than that!

renee said...

I love it!!
Don't know what everyone else will think but it is great memories made by all. Not everyone has that "special" like we do. I love our family.

Janna said...

I have an Aunt Affie who sports the Christmas getup and the big sparkly poinsetta hair clip. Only her name is Aunt Mavis. I love those Bama Christmases.

The Pennington Point said...

I love the picture of the girls shooting...y'all look so tough!

It's the same in my family, all characters, all part of my heart.

Great post! Lisa~

Mollie said...

Glad to see the picture of Wendy shooting a gun, or I'd never have believed it.

Seizing My Day said...

No Pink BB Guns??!! I really really want a Pink BB Gun! Love the outdoor shootin on Christmas eve... Good Family Fun!!

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Jules said...

That looks like a family get together around here, except we have TONS of snow right now.

Rachel said...

Aunt Affie is AWESOME!! As are you and Mama Hen with those guns - impressive!