Friday, November 30, 2012


Caden, Kayla, Caleb, Westyn, Kylie
One of the reasons that I am enjoying our cruising so much is that I am blessed to be able to travel back to Texas to see my daughters and their families.  In fact, as I've said before, the only downside for cruising, for me, is that I miss seeing my family and seeing the grand kids grow up.  It happens so fast. We were just here for a visit in July and they have grown so much in those few months that it's hard to believe.

Troy and I have a blended family and we are fortunate that our daughters have all loved each other from the day they met back in 1996.  We are also fortunate to have two beautiful nieces that love them just as much.  Since they all have other families and some of them are married now and have additional family gathers to attend during the holidays, they decided years ago to create their own tradition called "Sismas". Each year around Christmas they get together for their own Christmas celebration with each other.  I love that they have kept this tradition alive, especially now that their families are growing. 

Since I am home now, they decided to have Sismas even earlier than usual so that I could be there with them.  I love these girls so much!  The only thing missing this year was Troy or, as he likes to be known among his grand kids - Super Captain Pawpaw!  We missed you last night Pawpaw!

Welcome to the family Bryant and Westyn

Zada, Amy and Bobby

Tory and Danny


Time to open presents!

Tory and Luna

Let's have some cake!
Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. ~Amy Li

How do people make it through life without a sister? ~Sara Corpening

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