Monday, December 26, 2011

Papa Kenny and Grandma Dorothy

Last Christmas we celebrated with Papa Kenny and Grandma Dorothy in a Nursing/Rehab home where Grandpa was recovering. This year... they are home! Yay! It was a long year + for Papa (Grandpa for me). After a massive heart attack in the early summer of 2010, Papa had a long road back. There were many times we weren't sure what the immediate future would hold for him, and it was a very hard and scary time. My sweet/wonderful/giving mother has been by their sides through it all, encouraging them, helping them, and driving them everywhere they've needed to go.  With all that we've been through, this year was extra sweet!

We went over for a visit a few days ago. Papa was in a good mood and it was nice to visit for awhile. Grandma Dorothy gave Ellie a giant book about cats, and then they proceeded to go through it together!

Then we got to celebrate Christmas with Papa Kenny and Grandma Dorothy, and the rest of the family, at the Mary Kay Studio! A little non-traditional in our choice for location, but it was perfect! Enough room for everyone, and no stairs to worry about. Lauren and Lane and their new babies were the hit of the night. My favorite moment was when Papa held all 3 babies at the same time!!! 

Annie holding Jake!

All the kids opened their presents at the same time, so fun! They had a blast! (And so did I, cuddling babies!!!)
It was a great night, full of family, fun, and laughter. Perfection!

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