Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

Every year we draw names and exchange gag gifts. The rules is that you can't spend more than $5 dollars. We look forward to this all year and it never disappoints. This year I received slippers made of tampons and pads from Colby. I don't know how, but they are a perfect fit. I'm tempted to wear them around the house. We also had a puppet for Bacho, gigantic marshmallows for Ma, a crazy hat for Jas, a knitting set for Ash, personal bobbleheads for Cam and Chuck, a doctored picture of Cass with a Jonas Brother and David Archuletta, a growing old shirt for Papa and a recycled, framed picture of Napoleon Dynamite for Colby.

It's been such a fun tradition. Can't wait for next year!

Here are a few pictures of little Abby with her eyes open. She was simply spoiled this week with all the love from everyone. But she deserves it. She is the sweetest little baby and the best Christmas Present ever!

More Christmas fun. We spent Christmas Eve making the yearly Christmas cookies. The boys decorated the cookies (kind of) . I think they ate more cookies than they frosted and used waaay more sprinkles than was necessary. But they tasted delicious!
We read the Christmas story from the Bible and listened to a few more touching stories and enjoyed each other.
Christmas morning found us eating a yummy breakfast of Ma's breakfast casserole, biscuits, jam, hot chocolate and juice.
Bodie opened his presents and it was no surprise that he liked the wrapping better than the gifts. Bacho and I decided to wrap up a few things that he might actually get excited about. So we wrapped up some peanut butter, an orange and a cookie. And sure enough, he was delighted with his small treasures while his Elmo and Little People Cars and Ramp set sat in the corner.

6 comments:

Jen and Shad D. said...

It was fun to see your pictures from christmas, it looks like you guys had a great christmas!

Zeann said...

I LOVE BLOGS !!! Thank you Stac for sharing your family (my family) Christmas pictures with us. I loved seeing you all have such a fun time and it is such a joy to see my sister I miss her so much. AND YES THE DESK IS DRIPPED ON. and all of you. Love you all so much. Happy New year. Love you

Vega Express said...

How fun you guys I wish we lived near you too! What a fun Chritmas you had. Abby Grace is soooooo cute! Can't wait to hold her and give her kisses. Bodie is so big oh... how I wish I was there. Love You!!!!!!! Keep posting pictures!

Jason and Ashlee said...

Oh... I wish I was there to share in all the Christmas festivities. We sure missed all you guys. I can totally see Bodies face when he opened the peanut butter and things. Abby, as always looks so cute - I love the candy cane outfit. Love you guys.

Camille Gould said...

Abby is adorable! I can't believe that head of hair on her, too cute! I didn't know you had a blog...

Lori Hopkins said...

I love your gag gift exchange, how funny! I may have to borrow your idea to wrap up food. Carson probably would have responded better to food.
Very fun pictures!