Christmas 09 all started out with Ellie getting to spend good quality time with both of her Nanas and Papas while Mommy and Daddy were in India! Boy did she get spoiled ...or should I say loved on? :)
Here's the start of our Christmas 2009 photos! I am realizing that a lot of the pics we took in Iowa are on my parent's camera, so more of Iowa to come soon! We had a great time - though way too brief - visiting both of our families!
The above three pictures are from the McCulley family Christmas Eve! It's always a highlight and this year Ellie got to meet her 2nd cousin Bryce (top pic). They are just a few days apart...Ellie is actually older, but Bryce towers over her! She has some catching up to do! We also got to see 2nd cousin Akeelah and lots of other fun family, too! The third picture is actually a 4 generation shot with my Grandma Barb, Dad, Ellie and I! We also got to spend some fun time with Great Grandma Surber! We LOVE it at her house!!! We didn't get any pictures of Fluffy the cat this year. Probably because Fluffy kept running to hide from Ellie who wanted to give her a few more hugs than the cat wanted! ha!
Then there was time in Kentucky with Uncle Josh and Aunt Kristin! Let's just say that Ellie wasn't wanting for any attention! She got to have lots of fun playing with Turbo, Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kristin's dog whom she chased around the house yelling "aaaarrrffff" at! It was quite hilarious! And nothing was more fun than being toted around by Uncle Josh! :) And below is a cute shot of Aunt K-Lo and Ellie decorating Christmas cookies!
We also got a fun family shot by Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's beautiful Christmas tree!
Ellie loving on one of her new dollies from Nana and Papa Johnson