Monday, December 27, 2010

Our Christmas Weekend in a Nutshell

That’s right Christmas isn’t just a one day celebration in this family. We milk it for all that we can! We start celebrating on Christmas day and continue the family festivities well into the week!

Here’s a glimpse into our Christmas weekend extravaganza!

 

 

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Parker decided he wanted to open ALL my gifts this year!

He’s a hoot!

He pulled out the tissue paper, then the goodies.

I have no idea where he picked this up or how he even knows goodies are inside a gift wrapped package but he’s a pro!

 

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Kent is the hardest person to buy for. We’ve been together for almost 10 years and I STILL struggle when deciding what to get him.

This year was different!

I finally had a few gifts that I knew he would love.

What I got him: a fire pit, fire proof safe, authentic Asian cookbooks, a bag of his favorite snacks, a new belt, a couple shirts, and a guitar!

I couldn't wait for him to open his gifts this year! 

 

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Kent gave me one gift that made me make this face (left pic)……..
then this face (right pic) when I figured out what it was!

He spoiled me like crazy!

More on that later.

 

 

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We stuffed our faces.

 

 

 

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Spent time with family.

 

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Celebrated her birthday (my mom)                          and his birthday (my uncle).

 

 

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Took tons AND tons of pictures.

My 2010 Christmas picture folder on my PC has over 1,000 pictures in it. That’s out of control!

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I look like a monster next to my sister-in-law. She’s tiny….me, not so much. ;o)

Note to self: Set up a hair appointment on the fly! The ole roots are not looking so hot! 

 

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We played games………

and gave lots of thumbs up!

 

 

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AND had our 1st annual water bottle walking competition.

Everyone participated……..

Even the guys!

 

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Doesn’t my uncle Charles look thrilled!

 

We ended our Sunday night jubilee with a few Christmas carols. Each family member picks a song, then we all join in ! This is our second year doing this.

I was right there with my video recorder. Don’t worry……I’m not going to post clips of us singing.

I like you and I want you to stick around so I’ll be kind and keep the singing clips to myself!

Here are a few that we sang-
-
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
-Jingle Bells
(the barking dog edition) I’m not joking, we totally did! 
-Silver Bells (this one didn’t last too long, all we knew was the chorus).

Now I’m thinking about it I should have should have suggested The Italian Christmas Donkey. Love that song!

I went a more traditional route and picked Away in a Manger.

All in all it’s been a great Christmas! I love spending time with my wacky family any chance I get.

I’m off work until January 3rd so I have BIG plans to sit at home and do a bunch of nothing!!!

Life is good!

11 comments:

  1. It looks like a fun celebration and I look forward to reading about what made you make those faces.

    Happy New Year! La

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  2. 1. I love your Christmas pajamas.
    2. You did really well with his gifts! I gave T a small fire pit last year, and he really liked it. :)
    3. I'm gonna have to go back through your Photography posts b/c I got a Nikon DSLR and I need some tips!!! :)

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  3. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. And your buffet--yum! I like the water bottle game. :-)

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  4. Looks like such a fun time. Love all the pics!

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  5. What a fun family you have! Reminds me of our family shenanigans!! Can't wait to see what your guy got you!!

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  6. I love your pj bottoms in the first picture - you all look like you had a great time :)

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  7. You guys are adorable! I love all of your traditions and your family looks like so much fun! I'm with you though, I'm off of school (and mostly) work until January 3, so I will be noing pretty much nothing until then.!! YAY!!

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  8. Looks like a super-fun family and Christmas! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Kendra, you are so cute!!!! Looks like you had a wonderful and fun Christmas. I hope you have a fabulous New Year!!!!

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  10. You guys are such a cute couple, and looks like you had a great Christmas. I want in on that feast! ;)

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