Christmas 2011 in Knoxville

The Schumanns came for a visit for a few days. Kevin was in Afghanistan (but made it back Stateside on the 29th). Greg and Meredith were with her family in Texas. Tom and BZ stopped in for Christmas Day on their way back to Ohio, but I didn't get any photos. Things were kinda hectic with a couple of folks trying to pass around a stomach bug. Samantha apparently brought it. Kathy and Nana were taking tummy meds and Nana also had difficulties after caring for Samantha all day on the 25th. Tom reported he later got a headache, but not incapacitating. It's always something at Christmas!

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Playing Legos

Lego creation

Posing with lego creations

Before Santa

Table set for Christmas Eve dinner

Christmas Eve family portrait -- ready to eat

Oreo in his usual position

Posing with Oreo

Opening Christmas Eve gift

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Santa Peyton

Santa Sam

Santa Kathy

After Santa

Newest Packer tries on his helmet

Usual mayhem opening presents

Scott taking it easy

Samantha was sick with a stomach bug at this point so did not look very cheery.


Sammie trying to work through her presents

Samantha and presents

Look out Aaron Rodgers!


Waiting for the ball to come down

Samantha showing off her new outfit on Tuesday after Christmas. She was feeling much better by this time.

Peyton took over Pappy's new chair

Oreo's Christmas portrait

Scary fun in Pigeon Forge

Cheer pose

Tree in Dollywood (Nana and Pappy went there after everyone else left).