Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A WINDY Christmas Day!

The camper is being rocked by high winds as I write tonight!
This afternoon my son in law and I came back over to the RV park and took down our gazebo.
 The winds have blown in additional allergens for Louis Dean as well as some cooler temperatures.

The day started well. After a quick cup of coffee we headed to Quadville.
The babies had just been fed so it was a good photo op moment!

With pictures out of the way we enjoyed our breakfast while the babies napped.

Then we ALL watched the Christmas Parades on TV........the quads all lined up in their pack and plays!
The program was interrupted several times with weather reports.
High winds, tornado warnings and watches and falling temperatures!

We visited with our Fort Worth family via Skype.
So fun to see everyone!
It was this time LAST YEAR that Amber and Mike announced at the Christmas Morning Gathering the news - they were expecting quadruplets!
It was so appropriate for them to be a part of the festivities today in showing off these four babies!

Amber had the camera on the quads and Mike was keeping their attention so they would look up!
Next year we'll all be together in Fort Worth and the babies will be 18 months old and going everywhere!
No worries. There will be lots of aunts and uncles, cousins and kin to help corral them!!

This evening the quads had a little play time before opening some gifts!
They have been in close quarters from the womb and still are!
You can see them gravitate to one another and hold hands or touch faces.

They all got stuffed animals from Mom and Dad.
Logan's is a 'Loga Bear!'

The books from Aunt Deanie were a big hit!

Harrison is already 'into' this book with its textures!

It was a good day. 
Amber and Mike were able to get out and take in a movie this afternoon while we watched the babies.
Louis Dean still doesn't feel well but he napped off and on.
I can't believe it is Christmas night. Time seems to be flying by these days.
We are tucked in our camper with blankets around our shoulders and a heating pad at our feet.
I turned the electric blanket on HIGH and intend to nestle down for the night very soon!
Lucy is asleep at my feet right here under the kitchen table.
It is snowing and seriously cold - as in the teens - back home.
It will get down to 33 degrees here.

Here is the special ornament Amber gave us today.
This has been a Christmas to remember and I am, indeed, a 


  1. I can see you all had a great Christmas.

  2. Great day! Now that is one seriously cute ornament and so perfect for you. It really tells your story these days. Oh the fun that snow brought to so many of us today. Sorry you missed out, but 33F sounds plenty cold to me living in a camper. Have a cozy night...stay warm and snuggly. Keep LD wrapped up tight.

  3. The famous quads first Christmas, wow! They've grown so much too. Beautiful pics of all of you. Glad you all had a very Merry Christmas, sweet friend.

  4. What a wonderful Christmas you all had.What a darling ornament, will you be displaying that year round? Isnt skyping wonderful, we skyped opeing gifts with my son in SC and daughter in Fl.
    This Grandma watched a Christmas parade also with the Grandsons while thier mommies (my 3 daughters) set up a wonderful Chrismas brunch:)
    Hope the weather turns a little warmer for you and the wind dies down some.
    Thanks for sharing:)

  5. What a perfect ornament for you guys....

  6. i can't begin to imagine how amazing a Quad Christmas morning would be like. the family photos are beautiful and priceless memories.

  7. So happy to hear of the plans for next year. They have "been in the works," and now, they are on track! Hooray!

    So happy you didn't have any really bad effects from the weird weather.

    Hope LD gets rid of this bout of allergies or whatever!!!!!!!! Poor guy!!!!

    Precious, precious camper ornament!


  8. You got the best Christmas photos with the quads! I have no idea how you get four wee ones to look at the camera at the same time. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas Day. Hopefully the winds subsided...and LD is soon feeling better.

    Cute ornament!

  9. I absolutely LOVE the pics of You, LD and the Quads! They turned out just beautiful.

    Sounds like you all had a wonderful day. I'm sure it was so special this year being with all the ones you love.

    I was wondering about you all when I saw all the tornado reports in Texas. Glad you all stayed safe. Sounds like your getting some cold weather now. Please send some my way. I want to see some SNOW!!!

    That camper ornament is absolutely adorable!!!

    Have a good rest of the week friend. As for me, I'm going to try and start putting back the house! Christmas was hard on it.

  10. Love the pics of y'all with the quads! It looks like y'all had a very nice Christmas. I didn't realize that it was snowing there! It was windy and rainy here yesterday, but we didn't get the bad storm they were talking about. Thank goodness! I'm glad that you were able to keep warm in the camper. Sounds cozy. Love that ornament too. You should put the date of 2012 on it and it will have even more significance. LOL!

  11. I love the family photos Linda, the babies are all so precious and growing so fast!

    I love the Happy Camper, that's totally you! And thanks for the reminder, I'm off to turn on my electric blanket here right about now. It's about -30c tonight with the windchill, brrrr! I wanna go back to Australia! lol

  12. Your picture taking abilities are amazing. Beautiful pics and gorgeous babies. I love the Happy Camper.

  13. I love that ornament. It will be special forever!