Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Jones' Family Christmas

We are so blessed to have a huge very close knit family. I'm an only grandchild on my moms side of the family but on my dad's side I'm one of 10 grandchildren and Cain is one of 5 great-grandchildren.

Every year we celebrate Christmas together and this year was no different. The only thing that was different this year was the fact that we had 2 new babies (Cain & Eden) that arrived during 2009. Every year we have the party at one of my Aunt's houses but next year we are thinking we may need to rent a lodge. We are seriously running out of space. This year we had 35 of us at our family Christmas party!

Cain with his cousins...Eden, Blair, Charlie, Ella, & Cain
And the paparazzi trying to take a picture of the kiddos. It wouldn't be a Christmas for our family if we didn't have this many people taking pictures at once.
All of my cousins. We have taken a picture together for the last 30+ years. In all of that time I don't think we have one single picture where we are all looking at the camera at the same time.
All of the Aunts, Uncles, and 2 of my dad's 1st cousins.
Jennifer & Eden
Cain's cousin Charlie thanking Cain for his Christmas gift. How sweet!!
Cain laughing at my cousin Charlie. He thought Charlie was really funny.
Brad with the 1st "Dirty Santa" gift he picked out. He should have known he would never make it to the end of "Dirty Santa" with this gift considering it was a tool box with a 6 pack of beer included.
My cousin Angie with Cain
Me with the very adorable Ella.
I look forward to this Christmas party with my family every year. Last year was the first year I was unable to attend the party. I was too close to my due date and traveling was not an option at that time. I was SO THANKFUL to be able to be with my Aunts, Uncles, and cousins this year. I love my family dearly and think my Nanny & Gran-Gran (my dad's parents) would be so proud that we have carried on the tradition of celebrating Christmas together each and every year.


Hope's Blog said...

What a wonderful tradition and it is great that you all are continuing it.

Kathy said...

Oh Catherine - your Christmas posts made me smile and cry and laugh! What a wonderful Christmas for you and the whole family, to have precious little man Cain to help celebrate. What a blessing he is to all of you and to all of us her at DOH. Merry Christmas and looking forward to a wonderful 2010 and seeing all of new and wonderful things Cain accomplishes this year.

The Simmons Family said...

I am just catching up on all your posts and I wanted to say.. LOVE your Christmas Cards! I'm glad you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! Cain looks so fabulous!!