Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pictures from my Holiday in Georgia

These are long overdue, but at last, here's what I was (mostly) up to while I was home visiting family and friends in Georgia over Christmas:

obsessing over Ashley's baby, Emma Kate

petting dogs at my dad's

posing with my mama and sister in front of my aunt's Christmas tree
(I know, I know, horrible picture quality, but it's all I got)

catching up with my old friend Mike

loving on my huge nephew, Leon
(with my brother-in-law, Leon's dad, here)

buying Scotch for my 91 year old grandma

wrapping gifts late at night

enjoying girls' night with my cousin & sister (and mama and aunties)

hanging out with my best friend on Christmas Day

playing with my favorite little girls:
Matilda on left, Aria on right

giggling at my dad and stepmom's Christmas card

shootin' guns with a friend from high school, Tyler
(our deal: I agree to go to the shooting range with him; 
he agrees to read book about women in prison)

cheering on the Saints in my new snuggie from Lane 

Also: drinking sweet tea, reading books, playing board games, overbooking my days, spending lots of time with family, and not blogging. ;)


starnes family said...

Grandma doesn't mess around! I love it!

Ashley said...

looks like you had a great time back home with the fam!! I love your parents Christmas card!!! haha!! And a high five to your grandma! =)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

SNUGGGGIES, HUGEEEE dogs and babies- why wasn't I invited?!? Looks PERFECT.

erin elder said...

There are SO many things i LOVE about this post... Your grandma, she looks like one tough cookie, but incredibly sweet! Love it :)

And might i add that the photo of you at the shooting range is fabulous... i come from a "shootin'" family, so that photo made me smile big time

it looks like you had a wonderfully busy, fun and exciting time with some very cool, beautiful, fun people and incredibly adorable children!!

I'm really loving all the blog posts about what everyone did over the holidays.



Leesh said...

umm, which one is your mom? All three of you look like sisters.

lesley graham said...

these are great! matilda in that wig is a crackup. glad you had an awesome trip. :)

Girlie Blogger said...

Awwww a lot of kiddo and puppy love. You have such wonderful family and friends.

My friend from Georgia used to make the best sweet tea. It was so good!

AmericanBridget (Jones) said...

Best Christmas card I've saw all season!

Dee Stephens said...

So much to say about this post. That dog is huge! Granny is a rock star! You look great! Especially in that Saints gear! Geaux Tigers!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself! It looks like you really took advantage of your time at home :)

P.S. Not sure if you ever saw this:

Gracie said...

It looks like you enjoyed yourself and had a wonderful time with your family. That's one of the best things about the Christmas break (though it nice to just relax and do nothing as well). x

Kara said...

Leon!! Ahh! I wanna hug the heck out of him!!!

I saw a good number of these pics on Twitter/Instagram and that one of your grandma and the scotch gets me every. single. time. Good gracious is she fabulous! My grandma is a gin and tonic gal which totally cracks me up :)

veronika said...

pictures are lovely :)

April said...

Looks like you had a great time in Georgia! It's nice when you're too busy to blog sometimes. ;)

H. Gillham said...





Loved the pictorial -- we should try to see each other next time you are here -- holidays are crazy for me -- we do family overtime ---


melifaif said...

Um...miss ma' looking smoking ass hot with that gun. Just sayin! The other pics are lovely too....but, hello!!!! :)

Meghan said...

Cute kids, adorable family and puppies? I am SO loving your family time. Claire! Everyone looks so happy and relaxed!

~KS said...


Not sure what my favorite is... the snuggie (I have one, LOVE it, not even ashamed to admit it), the doggies, that adorable baby, or your clearly kick ass g-ma. Love that she drinks scotch.

Faiza said...

love that you have people with names matilda and emma kate and aria in your heart. too much cuteness for one post!

Amanda said...

sounds like so much fun! Can I just say how awesome it is that your grandmother drinks scotch? :)

sheba said...

love that igs is front and center on your dad's xmas card!
gma looks like fun!
i've said it before and i'll say it again: your mama looks like your 2nd sister!`

Micaela said...

that's exactly how the holiday should be spent <3 i love that photo of your grandma -- i bet you get a lot of your vivacious spirit from her :)

how ADORABLE is baby emma kate? and your dad's dogs-- look at them posing for you and loving on you :) precious.

you and your momma and kate all have the same beautiful smile. that photo of you and mike? my FAVORITE! lol

i can't get over how big leon is but i bet there is nothing better than a hug from him.

ps. i know you prob. didn't mean for it to, but that is a sexy photo tyler took of you! :)

Marz said...

I just LOVE all the photos!!! That photo of you with the gun - OMG SEXY!!!!!!

I want to go have drinks with your adorable grandma!! :)

I'm SO glad you got to spend the holidays with your beautiful (your gorgeous mom seriously looks like she could be your sister!) family and friends!

p.s. Ig warms my heart :) He looks like such a well behaved dog that could not be capable of his wild shenanigans! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Your mom looks so young!! Glad you had a great time seeing friends and family!