We had a very Merry Christmas and hope all you all did too! We even had a bit of a white one this year!! We started Christmas Eve with our annual dinner. We had 15 people this year, which is actually less than normal but we still had a great time!! We exchanged gifts, ate, ate some more, and then I held our Survivor style auction where I auction off all the goodies I pick up for free all year at CVS off to the highest bidder. I can’t even tell you who came out with the most this year, but I can tell you my ever so quiet mother-in-law Barbara was quite voracious in finding the extra hidden auction money around the house giving her quite the edge on the bidding!! It’s a lot of fun to sit back and watch family try to outbid each other over toothpaste and body wash!!
Daniel had a great Christmas!! This year was full of Thomas trains (no surprise there), a new bike, and Imaginext (my new favorite toys!). He also got a way cool art caddy bag filled with crafting supplies and most importantly a painter’s pallette (“Just Like Grandpa’s” he exclaimed when he saw it). We carefully filled it and he painted a beautiful rainbow for me. I did the first two colors and he finished the rest. Finally he got a Thomas Uno game and we had a good time teaching him. He won his very first hand (no cheating allowed) and Troy and I are calling it beginner’s luck!
Enjoy some photos from our holiday!