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!




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!



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.




We stuffed our faces.





Spent time with family.






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




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!





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!



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!


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

    Happy New Year! La

  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!!! :)

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

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

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

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

  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!!

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

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

  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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