Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mills River Christmas

Time for the Christmas get-together in Mills River.  Duane, I and Miranda flew up, of course.....the boys decided they should road-trip Raleigh-Mills River.  I think they were just a little bit chilly!

Everyone gathered at Mom's house for snacks and the "Chinese Christmas" game that we always play.  This time, Eddie II and Brittany joined us from Italy via Skype!   First, they thought they had Conner (who is over 1 month old now) asleep.....

But apparently not, so he got to join the party too!  He seemed like a real trooper and only fussed at the very end.  It was really cool to be able to see and talk to them!

We were projecting the Skype image up onto Mom and Frank's TV, but the camera was off to the side - so everyone was looking away from the camera.

The house was packed!!

More baby shots!

Random gift shots.....

Everyone had a great time with it - several gifts were stolen a couple of times.

Daisy, of course, had to sit on Duane's lap - the one guy that really doesn't want much to do with dogs or cats....she made herself right at home!

Good time was had by all, I believe.

We had breakfast with Pat and Cordy - Happy Birthday to Cordy, by the way!!!

Then it was back to the airport for the flight home - with a much more full airplane than we had on the way up, somehow!!

Beautiful day - we extended our climb-out from the Asheville Airport a bit...

And got a really nice view of the Biltmore House from above!!!


affectioknit said...

So much fun...of course we were sorry to miss it...maybe next year!...



Miranda said...

Aghhh! I look horrible in every picture except that last plane one... How did I manage that??

But yes, I had a wonderful time! And R & R made it home safely so everything worked out just fine!

Karen said...

you never look horrible, silly girl!!