Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas 2010

You can tell she was really excited.
This year for Christmas I went to my Brother Lyle's house.  Christmas Eve we were going to go to Orderville for my Grandma's annual Christmas Eve party but the mountain road was closed because of getting a lot of snow.  So we didn't make the trip.  Instead we went and looked at Christmas lights and then Andrea (my sister-in-law) played the piano for me so that I could play some Christmas songs on my violin.  Then the kids opened one present.  They begged and begged their parents to let them get up at 6 am.  My Brother told them 6:30 am.  Surprisingly they had to be woke up at 7. 

The two older boys got air soft guns which they spent all day outside using.  And Marshal's favorite gift....a pillow pet.  He walked around all day saying, "It's a pillow, it's a pet, it's a pillow-pet."  I asked him where he heard that and he said, "From the comarshal."   That's right he thinks commercials are comarshals.  He also got a game.  When he opened it he said to his Mom and Dad, "Oh!  This is the game that was under your bed and you wrapped it and gave it to me!"  He said it very innocently like he had no idea he had done anything wrong by snooping.  It was pretty funny.
I got money.  Which my brother thought would be funny to give me in all 1's and 2 dollar bills.  It is a very Lyle thing to do.  He told me it was to buy new haircutting scissors with.  Which I do need.   
Later we had Frogmore Stew for Christmas dinner.  It is a meal that my brother learned on his mission in South Carolina.  It doesn't have frogs in it and it really isn't stew but despite the name it is really good.  I made a delicious cheesecake for dessert.  
 Well it wasn't a white Christmas but it was pretty foggy and it almost looked like one.
This other picture came from main street a couple nights before Christmas.  I thought it looked really cool with the fog.
It was a good Christmas.  It is hard to believe it is over.  New years was fun.  I didn't take any pictures but me and my friend Libby went to dinner and watched a movie.  Then we went over to some other friends house for a little party.  I guess I am getting old but we came home shortly after midnight and I didn't stay up too much longer.  Anyway, Happy New Year everyone!!


Natalie said...

Too bad you couldn't go to Orderville, but it looks like you had a good Christmas anyway. Happy New Year to you too.

Berty Bell said...

Oh my gosh I love those pictures of the fog and main street. I'm kind of bummed I didn't get any pictures of main. SO PRETTY! New Years was fun, good food, good movie, and awkward kisses.....

P.S. way cute niece - darling!

Tonia said...

I'm glad you had a Merry Christmas! I have a bunch of Lyle's old business cards from when he worked at the Reaper lol. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Auntie Cheree said...

That picture of Shelayne is so darling. She IS growing. Marshal is one-of-a-kind. Those are fun Christmas photos, they make me kind of homesick. I'm glad you had a good Christmas with Lyle's family.

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