Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Keaton was such a hoot this Christmas! We had a fabulous celebration that started the Eve before Christmas Eve with Christmas dinner (since Aunt Kiki had to leave the afternoon of Christmas Day) and then Uncle Dodo's Holiday/Housewarming party. We spent that night at Ed and Donna's as well as Christmas Eve. We went to St. Michael's Christmas Eve service (it was packed) and Keaton did such a good job. I told Donna he wouldn't have been so well behaved if we took him to church all the time :) He loved the singing and all of the kids in costume. He still doesn't know what a whisper is so at times he was a little loud asking questions or pointing something out. "Look a cow!" "Where did baby Jesus go?" (that one over and over again). Finally when Mike went up for commumion he pointed baby Jesus out in the nativity scene. After Church we headed back to Ed and Donna's for an easy Christmas Eve dinner. Then we started opening gifts. Keaton loved the idea of this and wanted to help everyone open their presents. Uncle Dodo and Sara even joined us for a bit. After the gifts we checked on the status of Santa Claus and made some cookies for the big fellow. We left the cookies and a note (see photos). Then to bed and up for Christmas morning. It sure was a good time. We feel very blessed to have eachother and our families, our health and the good fortune that we enjoy! Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to all in 2011!!
Helping Aunt Kiki open her present.
Anxiously waiting to see what Papa got.
Lincoln Logs from Aunt Kiki!
Santa got the family a gift.

A Cars water bottleA new Christmas book
Helping Nana with her presents. He didn't want her to feel left out.

Checking on Santa!
Making Santa Cookies!

Leaving the cookies and a noteWalking downstairs Christmas morningSanta ate the cookies and left a note!! But.....did he leave presents?!

He did!! And a new wagon....which he loves to be pulled in and pretend he's in a parade. Future Lilac Princess?!A train whistle. He thinks I'm funny...sometimes.

And his favorite gift....Buzz Lightyear. We would ask him before Christmas what Santa was going to bring him. He would say Buzz Lightyear! We would ask and what are you going to do with Buzz? His response..."Push buttons!!" And boy does he ever!!! I wish Santa would have checked if there was a volume control.

Our little Engineer.

And the two BIG Engineers!

Friends Annual Christmas Party 2010

Another year another friends Christmas under our belts. We held it once again at the Sun Ray cafe. But, for reasons I cannot disclose I have a feeling we will be looking for a new location next year :). It was another great party with a fabulous slide show from Chrisman Productions, a visit from Santa Claus and the White Elephant Gift Exchange. Thanks to everyone for coming and for the memories!!Tom gets the perfect gift for him....BEER!
The shake weights are a hit!
Uh, what is Jeff doing?
Molly loves the shake weight!!!
Nooner gets cuffed and blindfolded and Clayton wasn't even there.
Nice one Luke!
Ridgeway (The Montana Grad) gets BSU stuff!!
I'm pretty sure Carson left that little guy at the party. This was after he opened his first gift....Jeff's coat. I'm not sure which is worse?

Laura gets a shirt! It read "I love Lady Gay Gay" and proceeded to wear it the rest of the evening. PIGS IN SPACE!!!!
Perfect for a Vandal.
J, Pete and Jeff.
Matt opening his gift. This one was a "hot" commodity.
Santa and Jeff.
The Riders even showed up!!! What a surprise!

The Thompsons love Santa! Or at least Cheryl does.

Getting the fire and ice shots lined up!
Pete and Katie...down the hatch!!
Cheryl Thompson
Jeff, Brit and Jerrod
Ashley and Brian.....this was Ashley's first taste of Santa Tom.
The Wongs
Ridgeway, Kristin and Tim. The Thorntons were also new to the Santa Tom rituals.

The Bells and Santa
Katie and Me.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Girlfriends Christmas

The gang!
Laura, Dana and Kristin.
Renae, Nooner and Des.
Molly capturing me, capturing the moment.
Go Wendy! It's your Birthday. Not really...but you partied like it was your Birthday!!

Super fly!
Who brings their own tap shoes?! Cody...that's who :)
Dana even looks glamorous in an afro.
Dance party! Complete with accessories!! Wigs, boas, name it, they had it!
Cori giving her little hostess speach.
Dessert bar complete with to-go bags!!

Another Christmas and another one celebrated with a fabulous group of gals at our annual Girlfriends Xmas Party and gift exchange. This year our hostesses Cori, Dana and Sarah raised the bar once again. We had a fun twist on the usual gift exchange, a fabulous dessert bar and a super fun dance party! Thanks ladies for the fun and the friendships.