Monday, December 31, 2007

As Martha as I'll ever get.... Christmas 2007

I saw this idea in a commercial to use cranberries inside, upside-down glasses and then they become candle holders!!! Make sense!?!?!? Anyway, this is the easiest way to create something fun. Then we got to thinking about all kinds of things you could put inside the glass depending what the occasion is - gumballs, paper curls, tinsel or whatever!

Anyway, this year Christmas was a year of posing and picture taking! Everyone got in on the fun! (This is my beautiful 12 year old daughter!!!)

Even my 4 year old nephew loved his new camera!

Getting lessons on what new camera's can do! Great! Now Chad wants another new toy!!!

Grandma is enjoying her yearly Christmas story reading time to the Grandkids! It looks like they are all enjoying it too!
Every year I get to enjoy Christmas Eve with my parents, sisters and our families. We eat fun food, exchange gifts and enjoy each others company.

My sister making fun of my re-using a Christmas bag from last year!

My sister Pam and I, before we both got sick! Well, you can't say we don't share!!!

Then on Christmas morning, "Dad" gets to pull out the gifts from under our tree!

This year, he got the gift "wrapping" that never ends! Thanks to an un-named brother-in-law of mine, Kassandra has been dying to wrap Dad's gift with an endless amount of saran-wrap. I think she actualling used packing plastic and doubled the size of the gift with the many layers!
He was pleased when he finally got the end though, it was his Lord of the Rings extented editions that he has been wanting. (Yuck!) hehehe

Then the girls got the first of 2 big gifts. This is their reaction to finding tickets to the TobyMac concert in February!

Then getting a Wii. Maya was great, she got all excited and was cheering with Kassandra until Chad asked her if she even knew what it was. She has no idea what it was but thought it must be good!
If anyone is considering some kind of video game, this is most definatly the way to go! I've even enjoyed a few games of bowling!!!

An action shot!
That was our Christmas in a nutshell! Yes, both my sister and I got sick, missed a few extended family get togethers but all in all it was a great week.
If anyone actually made it to the end of this post I'm impressed! I posted most of this for the out of province family! Happy New Year!


Corie said...

Happy New Year!! Big hugs and smiles!

Jennie said...

I got to the end and quite enjoyed it! Happy New Year, Theresa!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Yes, I made it to the end, and I enjoyed it! Great photos! Sorry to hear that you were sick . . . yuck! Happy New Year to you and your family Theresa!! Happy 2008!

kathleenh said...

I made it to the end of your post Theresa! It looks like a great Christmas was had by all. I'm sorry to hear you got sick. I hope your New Year's Eve was great. Happy New Years to you and your family!

malieta said...

Your family pictures are beautiful Thresa! Thank you for sharing.
Happy New Year wishes!

Quilt Nut said...

love the cranberry idea
sorry to hear that you were sick

Deb said...

Wow, looks like you had a fabulous christmas. Our kids got a Wii too, they absolutely love it, it kept them very quiet on xmas day.
Happy New Year!

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a great time you had ,thanks so much for sharing ,Dawn
Happy new year xxxx

Nancy Grant said...

Looks like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing!


Rose Ann said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing! I love the idea for the glasses too! Happy New Year!!

Laura Roth said...

Great Idea with the wine glasses/candle holders! Yes, I made it to the end :) I bought my husband a Wii for our 1 year aniv in August and we have been loving it. We have bought the Dance Dance Revolution for the Wii and dance for 1 hour every night :) I got him Guitar Hero III for the Wii for Christmas and now he's addicted to that :) But I insist that he always play while standing---for the exercise :)

Candace said...

Wow, I didn't know we were on your blog.... it's been awhile since I have checked it out! Yes, I got to the end of the post (tee,hee)