Friday, December 29, 2006

The Patton family Christmas celebration was lots of fun, too. Poor little Anna Kate had a terrible cold (as did I), and she could barely breathe, so we held her the whole day and tried to make her feel better. Madeline got lots of fun "girly" stuff - including a Snow White Disney princess dress from her Uncle James and Aunt Kristen. Upon opening it, she promptly stripped naked in the middle of her presents and put on her new dress. Tyler got a really cool "imaginext" dinosaur, which we all enjoyed. He loved to "scare" people by making it roar at us.

We had a great time at the annual Park, Patton, Little family Christmas party. Almost the entire gang showed up, and we enjoyed some good food and "hang out" time. Madeline and Tyler were undoubtedly the life of the party, with Maddy spending quite a bit of time cuddled up to her Uncle James, whom she adores. (The feeling is quite mutual!)

My new necklace and earrings, with a Wash U law sweatshirt!

James with the tree

Dinner with our china and crystal

Our tree, with a beautiful cross at the top.

James and I had a lovely "family" Christmas in our little apartment before we left St. Louis. We had a nice dinner, read the Christmas story in the Bible, and then opened presents that we got each other. James got lots of stuff - books, dvd's, games, xbox stuff, and clothes. My "big" present was a beautiful necklace and earrings made of south sea pearls! The next morning, we packed up our things and made the long drive to Georgia...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I'm FINALLY finished with finals. I actually only had three of them - Federal Jurisdiction, First Amendment, and Corporations. I am so glad to be finished - and now I have an apartment to clean up, presents to deliver, and lots of other stuff to do. James and I are hoping to drive back to Atlanta on Friday for Christmas.