Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I feel I need to write about Christmas and everything that went on for journal writing sake. I love keeping track of who got what and all that jazz!

So here we go.

My sister Kassy and my mom flew up from Seattle to be up here. They both got here on Saturday before Christmas. The planes almost didn't leave because of the amount of snow that was at Sea-Tac. Kassy's plane had to be de-iced twice. I don't know about Mom's. Crazy Seattle weather!

Kassy's boyfriend/Chris' best friend, Shawn, also stayed with us on Christmas Eve so we could get up and open presents AS SOON as Bee woke up! :) It was 8am. Almost on the dot.

Bee got so many presents. He wasn't really interested in opening them but loved them when they were opened. He liked finding the twisty ties too! :) Here's the list: A fire truck with beeping and all goodness!, a John Deere gator, Black and Decker tool set, lots of clothes, a pull dog, a xylophone, Elmo Live...he is really cool..., blocks, trucks, a brown coat, hat from Auntie Kassie that attaches around the chin! (I think this is a gift more for me!) and so much more. I'm sure I'm missing some.

Chris was VERY good this year. He got a XBOX remote that charges when he plays, binoculars, a hunting backpack, jeans and belt with a gift cert to Target, a gun cleaning kit from Bee (he actually pointed to it in the could I say no!?), Scope mouthwash (LOL his big present was a scope for his gun but it takes like 12 weeks to deliver it and I wanted him to open something so he got Scope! LOL I crack myself up!), and gift cards to Sears. He is so excited about that. He keeps changing what he wants to buy so I suggested he wait until the middle of January to go buy stuff. He is like a little boy! :)

I must have been doing something right this year too. I got a diamond ring from Chris. A bracelet from Mom. An awesome Christmas ornament from my sister in a shoe shape!! I also got new shirts, a wonderful grey coat, new church shoes, a cutting tool for quilting with a measuring tape (you always need more of those!), lotions glore, PhotoShop Elements (just you wait for it!), new scriptures with my married name on it! (YAY!) and a bread machine! Well two actually. One from Chris and one from Dad and Christine. Chris ordered his online so it would have been harder to return so I took back Dad and Christine's and I'm going to buy jeans, jeans and more jeans!! (Maybe a new bra but my dad doesn't wanna hear about that so shh!)

We got a sign and notepad, and cookies from friends around here. It's just so great to know we are loved! :) We love ALL of our Christmas cards. They are hanging above my kitchen counter. I love seeing everyone's smiley faces!

We were soooo blessed this year. We had friends and family around to celebrate. Kok, a single guy in Chris' shop, came over for dinner too. It was just a great time of playing games, eating and laughing. As you know, we almost didn't have Chris with us because of his work. It just made it that much more special for him to be there.

I have pictures but they are going through Photoshop and I haven't quite figured it out yet so I'm just going to edit this post later with pictures. I'll let you know. I just wanted to get this post up before the New Year!

Love you all!


nikkicrumpet said...

YES we need pictures! I hope you have a very healthy and happy New Year...stay safe and may 2009 bring you MUCH MUCH JOY!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Sounds like a FABULOUS Christmas!

Happy new year!

amelia bedelia said...

Your christmas sounds great! I'm so glad we have become "blog" are a great person and great mother. Happy New Year to you and your family. love ya, girly!

one day in the life of me said...

when you figure out the photoshop let me know. I have had mine for about 2 years and still can't use it the way I want to. Urg!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! I also keep track of what everyone gets, mine is a notebook. It is so funny to see kids when they aren't into the opening, but when the see the gifts they are thrilled. We had a 2 gift max, she would open 2 leave and then come back later. She got a tricycle with princesses on it, and loved it.

P.S. I love the Twilight series...I read all 4 in a week. I haven't seen the movie yet, and I don't know if I want to. I am afraid that it will ruin it for me.

kel said...

Sounds like an awesome christmas!!Glad you had a good one!

Rachel H. said...

HOLY COW! Girl! You know how to rake in the GOODS for sure!!! WOW! Sounds like everyone had a great Christmas. Hooray for you guys!!

rachel griffith said...

what an awesome christmas all around!!!