Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

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!

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Tracey and Chuck said...

Merry Christmas! Looks like it was a wonderful day for all!!! :)

Becky and Keith said...

Merry, Merry Christmas!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas. Daniel looks SO big in these pictures. I'm trying to invent something that keeps Andrew from growing anymore. If I can make it happen, I'll send it to you too. Before you know it, they'll both be taller than us (not to mention, he grows out of his pants at least once a week!).

Miss you!

Teresa & Kevin said...

Hi Rachel!
Happy New Year to you and your family! Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas!!
Warmest wishes...

Jenny and Randy said...

Happy New Year! It looks like your family had a wonderful Christmas, and Santa was good to Daniel!