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Christmas: 2010 Edition

It’s Christmas in May! (almost made it to Christmas in July…) You will be happy to know that Christmas and New Years are it, then I’ll finally be caught up on 2010.  At least I’m pretty sure I’ll be caught up at then…

So Christmas is spent 2 ways for us, as a family and an afternoon with my closest (in proximity) aunt and her family.  This year this is how it went down, we opened stockings as a family, we drove 1 1/2 hours away to have a late lunch with extended family, then we came home and opened presents.  It actually worked out pretty well. 

Dad drove, I was the backseat driver.  Not really.  I just chilled in the backseat.

Barn on their property.

My little model.  (I was setting up the camera so Kaitlin could turn it on me. Notice the background is the same as my Christmas/New Year card?)

How cute is my top?!?

Haha.  I was setting up the camera on a table with the timer to get a group shot.  Here are my beautiful test subjects:  Mom, Aunt Boo (Blair), Rowdy, and me.

The whole group.  One of these years we’ll get Aunt and family from Washington, and other Aunt and Hubby from New Mexico out for Christmas.  What do you think about Dad and Uncle Brad’s festive spirit?!?

Goobers!

Mule?  Donkey?  Whichever this guy was grubbin’!

Horsey!  I need to go horse back riding again.  It’s been forever.  Literally forever.  Last time I really went riding was in college with a roommate at her ranch.  Last time I was on a horse was in Colorado, on a trail, going the pace of the leader.

Goober!

Now it’s present time!  Here’s some of my wrapped loot!

Montey wanted in on the fun.  Riley wasn’t feeling well.  Skippy was sleeping somewhere.

Kaitlin wanted a PINK red ryder bb gun for Christmas.  And by the miracle of amazon.com I found it and got it for her.  Needless to say she was one happy camper shooter.

And that’s it.  That concluded my Christmas.  Of course it was a great day, I was surrounded by family and people I love the whole time.  Christmas isn’t about the presents for me, it’s about the birth of my Savior and spending the day with those I love.

But let’s face it, I can’t wait until the day that I have presents wrapped under the tree for my kids and to see the joy on their faces.  🙂


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