1.08.2009

fox got boots for christmas.


maybe he should have asked for a thighmaster™© instead.
momma's little christmas ham.  could feed a family of five, that boy.  love it.


a christmas miracle: the clintons stopped by to thank RNC cardholder jeff burton for his tireless support this past election year.





it ain't a good ol' fashioned family christmas until you break out the tractor to build a proper snowman.




general merriment and awe at the burton homestead.


multiplying and replenishing: 2008 cousinry.

don't blink, this is jenna holding still:







close encounters of the pagan kind.

a good year.

20 comments:

hot garlic said...

Hey don't be shy ya'll, where is your beautiful face in any of these pics? PS -where did you Holiday? That snow is way overboard {please tell me this isn't obviously written somewheres in the post}

So I see Fox loves his baby business casual as much as Gabe does. Love it.

And oh yes, my bowl feels so violated and wishes you'd ask it to dinner before checking it out like that. ...I got it here at a store called Myer -I have a matching dinner plate and HAD a salad plate that was SO cute before I broke it. If you're serious, I could seriously hook you up with a set if they still have it, I'll be returning home in April. Let me know, I'll go scout it out soon if you are indeed interested. However, and the more likely option is that your questions where rhetorical, in which case I'll just be shopping for a replacement salad plate for myself.

kate said...

we have a song at our house dedicated to such sumptuous baby rolls. delicious! good to see some of those burtons and my lovely h-town.

Jake and Jana Chambers said...

I love chubby baby legs! Fox is so cute.. I love his crying picture with santa..every kid has to have one! I'm also glad to see Matt still playing his violin.. I love that instrument.. i'm secretly trying to get Oliver loving it by playing violin music while he naps:) Is that bad?

Mommydew said...

His thighs are awesome! Makes me want to just squish them in my hands. And can I just say that snowman is pretty awesome too!
Glad you guys had a great Christmas.

i'm h.mac said...

great santa! rosy cheeks and all...

Stephanie said...

wow...now that is what I call a snowman.

Starley Family said...

Leave it the Burton's to pull out a tractor! That's hilarious! I heard you had everyone together for like 18 hours...Awesome!!!

Jami said...

Not a fan of Santa, eh? Maybe next year :) That is one fine-lookin' snowman.

Savanna said...

what a sweet pic with matt and his violin. it's definitely baby book worthy for foxy.

Chelsi said...

Violin + harp = awesome
snowman = rad
fox's thighs = squeal-worthy

Paige M. said...

Oh, what a cute little man that fox is! his thighs are especially cute! That same santa came to our house too! hahaha too bad fox didn't like him!

Laura B from the LBC said...

I love that you refer to your child as the "Christmas Ham"...I always wonder if moms get mad if I refer to their baby's as "cute and chubby"....Because I seriously mean it in the best way possible!! I LOVE them! (Maybe its because I am destined to have little porkers)

Cute pics E!

Mardi and Jeremey said...

That is the tastiest looking ham I have ever seen!

Angela said...

Totally love the baby snow boots. He's walking now? Doesn't matter - they suit him well! :) Great Pics - hope y'all are enjoying your new big Apple Adventure!

shannon said...

cuuuuuuute pix. i recognize that santa! congrats on a successful holiday season.

hilary said...

oh how i miss those thunder thighs!

Noelle said...

can i get a side order of mashed spuds with those delish-looking gams, please? i never want him to grow up.

as for the tractor-built snowman... i'd expect nothing less from mattie b.

Brenley said...

Why oh why didn't we overlap our UT excursion a little longer? The cuzzies would've had a ball together. At least we got one shot of the 08 threesome all looking in the same direction. That's something to be proud of! Great pics. Great to catch up on your last few months. love you guys

audrey said...

do you guys play the harp and violin?? YAYYY i love you guys!!

audrey said...

and that snowman! wow. i wonder how long it'll take that baby to melt. LOVE IT.

old me.