12/24/2010 - Christmas Eve
My sister hosted Christmas Eve at her place this year.
Actually, she hosted it last year as well.....and we had a blizzard....and her garage door didn't get shut.....and they woke up to a garage completely full of snow.
This year there was less snow....but more cold. Frigid is more like it. Brrrrr!!!
But you won't find any weather that stops us from getting together. :-)
Mom and dad brought dinner....the rest of us brought snacks.
It was a fun day!
Apparently hosting the festivities was more than she could handle. :-)
Mot's gift from the kids was "Duck Hunter."
Doug teaches at the high school right down the block from their house....so we went to the only wide open space (without below zero temps) we could think of.
We were completely and totally surprised by this toy!!! It flies high, it flies for a long time.....heck, we were impressed it was flying at all. It takes 10 seconds to charge it up on the "gun", then you turn it on and let it go.
You have to "shoot" it three times before it comes down. Each time you shoot it, the wings pause, and it drops a little...then starts flying again.
And when you've hit it for the third time....it stops flying and GENTLY comes down for a landing.
We were all blown away!!!!
I took quite a few videos on my phone....but until I can figure out how to get them off my phone and onto my blog...you'll just have to use your imagination.
The "hunters" on their way back to the house.
When we got back, Mot and I packed up our loot, and headed to his parent's house for Christmas Eve dinner.
We gave their dogs, Bo and Jake, the same chew toys we gave our dogs, and my sister's dogs. All of the animals seemed to enjoy their holiday ducks and geese.
Mot's brother in Portland, OR gave grandma a call on Skype that evening. It was nice getting to see them on the holiday!!!
12/25/2010 - Christmas Day
The boys invited us to their place xmas day morning for breakfast.
The fireplace was roaring when we arrived. :-)
Mimosas before breakfast.
Chocolate milk and board games after.
13 Dead End Drive - Danny found this one at a garage sale, and we just had to get it out to play.
Box o' chips. to snack on while we played.
Pretty sure, once we'd finished the games, Mot and I went home....we watched tv, movies and slept the day away. Felt great!
12/26/10 - Day after Christmas
Breakfast at Amatos with the boys.
Now, this is where not posting for months and months is annoying. I can't for the life of me remember what we did between breakfast.....
...and the Worm.
Empanadas to try out before being placed on the menu permanently.
That mustache is a corkscrew!
Cheers! Happy Holidays!
Our designated driver...drinking Starbucks double shots. :-)