Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Well, we are back from a great Christmas holidays.
It was packed busy with family things.
Some highlights.

1. Making a long all day craft with my sister inlaws and mother in law (and a girlfriend too) that turned out super duper cute. I made sure all of them gone theirs done (since I will for sure finish mine. :) ) So as soon as I finish mine I will post a picture of it. :)

2. A full day of Davis fun. A new annual tradition. We did sledding, bowling and then swimming. We do it the last Saturday before Christmas. And I just love it. My kids love it.

3. The night of the 23rd (Sunday night) we all got together at my mom and dad's house and acted out the nativity and opened presents from each other. My parents have a three bedroom house. And we had 2 great grandmas, one grandma and grandpa, six husband and wive couples (12) and 15 grandkids ranging in age from 11 years to 9 months. It was mayhem to say the least! Lucy was supposed to be Mary but she was over tired and not into dressing up with a towel on her head. She threw it on the floor and yelled "I hate Mary. I don't wanna be Mary." (Consequently a cousin stepped in the be Mary.) The shepherds lost interest after about page one (there were six pages of acting to do) and one little shepherd just wanted to keep dumping baby Jesus out of the Manger. :) It was crazy and oh so funny.

4. For Regan for Christmas, my gift was that me and him went and stayed in Waterton (sans kiddos) for two nights before Christmas. We went cross country skiing and ate and a nice restaurant and watched some tv and movies. It was super duper fun. (And I am super duper out of shape!) :)

It is good to be home for a few days. We have to go back down south for a funeral as my grandma passed away on the 30th. Hope you had a good holidays and got lots of good time with loved ones!


Carmen said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. HUGS to you! But it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. That is great! Happy New Year to you!

Amanda said...

Hey Rhonda,

I am glad that you had a great Christmas! I am sorry to hear about your Grandma....

I look forward to chatiing when we get back on Jan 12.


Crystal said...

Happy New Year to you! May you be blessed and may you be a blessing, Rhonda!

Your holiday sounds like lots of fun - I expect you have some pictures to share, right?! Sending (( hugs )) and sincere sympathy on the loss of your grandma.

Emily Murdock said...

I'm so happy that you had a good trip. You and Regan both needed a break from the everyday! I really hope that 2008 is a year of blessings for you and your sweet little family. And the blessing I hope for you right now is peace and comfort. Take care of yourself, darling, and I'll see you soon!

Julia and Josh Blakeney said...

love the story about the nativity "scene". i can just picture all of the kids dressed up and picking each others noses etc. at least thats what my sister and i used to do!
i am sorry to hear about Grandma, but glad that your vacation was all and all a grand success!

MonaS! said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother! Thots and prayers are with you. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with her yet before her passing - some great memories to carry with you! HUGS!!!

Heather M. said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas but I'm so sad to hear about your Grandma. Hugs to you all!
Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to when we can hang out again - I still have a bday present here for you! :)