Monday, January 4, 2010

Ringing in the New Year with Family!

We spent our New Years weekend in Hiawassee, GA with my amazing, huge, crazy, nutty, hot family :) My Grandmother's funeral was on January 2nd...I'm pretty sure she planned it that way, her family was everything and she loved getting everyone together in her house so it seemed only fitting that we would all be together to celebrate a new year and a new decade. It was the first time in at least 5-8 years that we had ALL the aunts, uncles, cousins, spouses and kids together! In total it was 31 crazy people, ages 0 - well..let's just say older generations :) A great time overall and I KNOW grandma was watching over the whole weekend and smiling. (to enlarge the pictures, just click on them)

What's time in Hiawassee without the farm!!! Abigail is a huge fan of the sheep, chickens and horses! Aunt Tami had to remind her to watch her fingers and not let the horses eat them!

My little cowgirl...she wanted to walk the horse and who were we to stop her!

C'mon horsey horsey!

She fit in on the farm perfectly

But then the horsey decided to lead her!

Mommy, I want it to go over there!

They loved a girl with crackers!

She wasn't a huge fan of the saddle but seemed like more of a bareback kinda gal!

Grandma's service was beautiful and so sweet.

For anyone who didn't know, Grandma Faye Wine was one of McCall's biggest pattern designers. She made bunnies, dolls, cows and of course the legendary ET doll. She was the owner/operator/manager of The Hen's Nest and Always Christmas in Hiawassee, GA - they are huge stores filled with nic nacks, crafts, jewelry, clothes and all the Christmas supplies you would ever need! She was our family's matriarch and will definitely be missed!

The Wine family

The cousins

And of course the cousins and their spouses and kids. Notice the crazy that suddenly ensues!

Here's the best picture of my immediate Wine family...Melissa(sister), Jake, Madison(she doesn't like pictures), Mike Wine(dad), Mike Wine(brother), Joe, Me, Abigail and Bumpy.

This was the before picture, when we were trying to get everyone together and smiling/acting normal. Notice the 3 that are somewhat and Bumpy and Abigail...the rest, well...I just don't know :)

Madison and Abigail playing ball

Cousin Jess teaching Maddy how to properly dribble

What a great weekend and wonderful way to spend the new years...with family!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

aww! abigail is so cute :)