Skutt Family Christmas 2014

Skutt Family Christmas is always too much fun. Each year there is that one funny gift that gets the most attention. One year it was knitted hats with beards, a personalized deviled egg tray, the annual calendar with the wrong birthdays, etc. This year the fun was on Claire Allyn. It it was a t-shirt and it was sheer perfection. The humor is lost on those who do not know her and the situation, yet for those of us in her circle…it was hysterical.

 Beyonce. oh, for the love of Beyonce. It could not be worded more perfectly, if Claire had written it herself. “Beloved by the elderly” was the best part of the whole shirt….because to Claire we are all the elderly and she makes us love it, even though we really don’t want to! I love my Beyonce loving baby cousin more than words!!

 Grandaddy and his basketball team, as he lovingly calls them. I think Henry is about to be the only one shorter than him. Anna is quickly gaining on him! I know she is taller than me and wears a bigger shoe than me now too. You just cant bottle up a lot of Skutt, it’s just too much for the world, so God made us short!

These precious boys are something to be proud of. I loved this picture of them. David and Daniel are so handsome, smart, funny and the sweetest boys around. God did good blessing us with a double dose of them.

This year we all met in Memphis at Aunt Babs’ house and ate BBQ and celebrated Jesus together in our best loud and fast fashion.

Hollye ran a close tie with my Beyone shirt when she gave Anna this tshirt and matching shorts. It is a toss up on the top gift of SFC this time, yet, since I am writing this post, I get final say! (I love you, Hollye)  Anna LOVED this so much. It was perfect.

 Charles and Wilma would be so proud of this crew. Their 3 grandgirls did good producing this crop of cuties. They all love God, have sweet spirits, dress well, can throw a ball, are smart, and laugh a lot…what more is there?!

And lets admire that decorated mantle over aunt Bab’s fireplace for a second. Take it all in. Yes, I did that. I surely did. 🙂

Hollye, Julie and me. We have been standing in this room since knee socks and shorts, taking pictures together. I love these two rocks of mine. I could not do life without their guidance and love. They keep me grounded and love me like crazy.

 He says he is the only Skutt now (Connie too) so he is in charge. I think we all beg to differ. We are all in charge…we are Skutt’s, after all! lol. I love this ole man and his hat. David and Daniel bought him that. Samuel got him a Cardinals hat too. His head should stay warm this winter.

 Our matriarchs. They are a fine crew. I love how they keep us all together and make sure we do this each year, no matter what, where or how. They are teaching us the importance of staying together years on down the road when it’s us 3 girls standing in their spot.

 Christmas is also when we celebrate the birth of our sweet Daddy. We are so glad God saw fit to give him another year to spend with us, filling us with more text messages full of useless information, useful information and texts full of laughter. I love having parents who love us unconditionally.

 And this…this is too much. These girls had a slumber party without me and had Thew take pictures to send me, while lying to me about where they went and what they did. I know they really missed me or they would not have spent so much time pining away for me through photos!!! ha. We were blessed to have Lauren come spend SFC with us this year. She is such a precious and beautiful girl.

I have 2 more posts to wrap up Christmas. I am trying to get it in before end of January! I know you are losing sleep over it. lol

Abby Jo

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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