Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Christmas, Covington-Style

We had planned to drive, but as the date came closer and the weather less predictable, we decided flying to Seattle would be the smarter way to travel. Besides, flying? 2 hours. Driving? at LEAST 14 in good weather. Somehow, the extra cost of flying didn’t sound so bad. Besides, we were anxious to be with Jenni, Mark, and their little ones. We hadn’t seen them since the family reunion in July and new little Lucy was nearly two weeks old! 

What a beautiful feeling Warners have in their home. It is always a joy to be there. I told Jenni prior to coming that I hoped she would leave some cleaning for me to do. I prefer staying busy and I would be disappointed if their house was spic and span when she was just recovering from a C-section. She responded that it would really have to be Mark’s decision.  And of course, their home was welcoming and beautifully decorated for the season.

Dad and I tried to make ourselves useful by keeping the dishes clean and put away, sweeping the floors, cooking and baking here and there, holding our sweet new grand-baby, and playing with Sadie and Payton.

What a memorable Christmas! I love spending time with our children and their children, experiencing their unique holiday joys and Christmas traditions.

Made with love. 

Christmas Eve PJ's

Singing a carol or two before entering the family room on Christmas morning.

Sadie asked Santa for diamonds. We awoke to find them hung all over the tree!

Sweet dreams, Lucy!


Sadie had waited for this chance all week long!


  1. What a magical Christmas! I need to get down to Covington and hold that baby!

  2. Kathryn, Where do I get those crochet-ers/rope makers? I don't even know what they are called but memories of being at my Grandma's came flooding back and I need to get some for my sisters/nieces/future babies!

    Your pictures are fabulous!