Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas time is here...


Trying to be up to date gets really hard when you aren't around your own computer...sorry this is so late...

We spent Christmas this year with the Sorensen family in Colorado for their second year there...Really sad not to have Daniel opening a giant something or other of an eagle (krista decided in their Oregon home to have Daniel's bedroom decorated in eagles...he protested it often and it became a standing joke that she would occasionally get him an eagle something or other to put in his room)...It was super neat to have a little girl (claire-bear) with us, though...Grandparents adored her, so did aunties Savvy and Mandee and Uncle Greg (which surprised me a bit...he's way laid back about things and it always made me smile to think that he WANTED to hold Claire)



The Sorensens have tons of traditions...some of my favorite:
-A scavenger hunt for EVERYTHING! This is especially fun when Matt or Greg put the hunt together...the clues are way hard and take people forever to figure them out...One year, they sent the girls on a scavenger hunt that took them all over town to different peoples houses and then at the last house they received a piano bench...they were slightly disappointed until the next day when their long sought after grand piano was delivered! What a trickster Matt is...
-Christmas presents take about six hours to open...girls have to try on clothes and we have to play the games we received...This year Greg, NIck and I received an awesome homemade version of "would you rather"...We had to laugh at some of the suggestions that girls came up with...one of my faves was: "would you rather: moo every time something is funny OR quack every time something is sad?" Greg decided that he would rather quack because you do that less often...I decided that I would prefer to moo because then it would make you and everyone else laugh again---kinda like snorting when you laugh...

-Christmas pictures...Grammie and Grampa decided that they needed to have pictures of themselves with Claire...SHE IS SO CUTE!!! I'm not bias at all...Not only did we have professional portraits done, but Krista is of the mindset that we have to have a picture of ever single present...We've mellowed her out this year and now it's a little sparser, but there are still a ton! I didn't even take my camera out most of the time because I knew krista would get plenty! Glad the historian (krista) likes to document these things because I don't even know if I'd remember to TAKE pictures if she didn't...

We had a great christms...we were so glad to spend it with family...Sad to have missed my family, but that will come next year---hopefully...hint hint to tamme and ben!

2 comments:

David and Lauren said...

She is such a cutie! I'm glad you had such a fun Christmas. Josh slept through the entire present opening at our place.

Rosemary said...

deb...so glad to finally read your blog. It rocks..fun pix, topics, good writing. I am proud of you.

Mom