Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas spent with family! May you have a happy new year, filled with many blessings!

We celebrated Christmas with my folks over in Post Falls, ID. Dad is still in the hospital there, so we set up a class room for our get together with mom and dad, Ryan, Dustyn, and Taylor, and us. The hospital made a delicious Christmas dinner of ham, potatoes, corn, salad, rolls, and dessert just for us. We are so thankful that they were so accomodating. It was a wonderful day spent with family. We spent Christmas afternoon in Ellensburg with Mario's mom and sister eating pasta made by the wonderful chefs at Costco. We opened gifts and then watched Horton Hears a Who that evening.

Darius with his pile of gifts...being 3 does have advantages!

Thomas is still a favorite toy, even for Nate and Tia.

Handy Manny is pretty cool, too! Even more cool when we actually read the directions and put him together correctly...I knew there was a reason for including the instruction manual...

Uncle Ryan...the battery man!

Scrooge setting up my dad's digital picture frame with some pictures of Ryan's kids. We even loaded up some of his favorite Elvis tunes on it so he could listen while watching.

Uncle Ryan passed on his horse umbrella to Tia. She thought that was pretty cool.

" fresh!"

What a great gift! And I think I shocked my whole family on Christmas morning when I actually used it and did not burn the eggs!

My mom and dad!

Tia, me and my grandma. While we were taking this picture, Darius was getting reprimanded by a lady (in a walker, no less) for touching the musical decorations in the cafeteria. She practically chased us out of the room, so we took that as our cue to leave!

Christmas morning at our house...Santa came and didn't leave any coal...Phew! Dar got a remote control excavator. He loves that!

Tia got a Barbie Cruise ship (complete with a swimming pool...sure to make many messes that will make mom so happy that Santa brought this gift!)

Nate is so excited about his new iPod...thankfully he only listens to classical and country music on it! :)

Mario shows his excitement about the new sonicare toothbrush I got him! He must have REALLY wanted clean teeth this year because he got me the same exact gift!

Merry Christmas to one and all!

1 comment:

Pemberton family said...

Merry Christmas! I love it. Thanks for the holiday card. I never did get around to sending one out this year:( Next year I will for sure, I think I may be getting my dream job (stay at home mom) but shhh don't mention that to Dave just yet as he is still undecided on that. I love that you have a blog now and I can keep up with all of you. Thanks for letting me know.