Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Memories

This year was the first time since high school that both Erik and I were able to wake up in the house we live in on Christmas morning. It was wonderful! We had to wake Malachi up at about 9:30 (he definitely didn't get that from my side of the family...Meg and Kels still get up before 7:00 a.m. to get their presents!) and he was so excited when he came down the stairs and saw what "Santa" had left for him. We spent the rest of Christmas day with my family hanging out, exchanging presents and, of course, eating. It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed Malachi's excitement.
Early Friday morning we headed south to Amicalola Falls, Georgia, to see Erik's family. The Jarrett family - Laura, Gene, Alice, Becky, Jennifer and Cindy
Grandma and Grandpa with their grandsons, Isaac, Erik and Malachi
Grandma Alice arranged for everyone to meet and stay in rented cabins to celebrate Christmas and Grandpa Gene's 80th birthday. We had a lot of fun together, in spite of the intense fog and mostly rainy weather.
Monday turned out to be a beautiful day and we were able to hike and see the waterfall. Malachi was a trooper and we all had a great time!

2 comments:

Martins said...

Did you make that cake? If so, I want to see a bigger picture. It looks amazing! THen again, all your cakes are just that!

Erik, Erin and Malachi said...

Thanks...I did make the cake! Everyone got a card to write a note to Gene and those are the papers on top/around the cake. I'll be putting a picture on my website in the next few days.