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Thursday, December 27, 2007

How was your Christmas?

We had a good Christmas this year. I was worried because of not being with our families this year but it was actually fun. We brought home the puppies after the kids had gone to sleep so they could be surprised that they were here. Oh yeah when I say puppies I mean we decided that my brother in law Josh would be able to have his puppy also. We had to figure that out since he is living with us for the foreseeable future. Her name is Kiska so Kodiak will have one of her littermates when she first comes home. That will probably make the transition to our house a little easier on them at least. Anyway the puppies did well and the kids were very excited to have them here for Christmas morning. They woke up about 5 am! My kids always wake up early Christmas morning they are so excited. We made coffee for us adults who were barely awake and the kids opened their stockings and the first gift, when the power went out! That was fun.....I was ready to just go back to bed till the power came on but the others didn't want to so we lit some candles and waited for the power to come back. Fortunatly it was only out for about 30-45 minutes then all was good and we had light again. The kids finished opening gifts and the puppies loved playing with all the wrapping paper and ribbons! The puppies are almost completly paper trained which was nice only a couple little accidents to clean up.

After the gifts we cooked the cinnamon bread my friend had sent us home with as a gift and had breakfast. The kids opened up some of the gifts to play with and we just relaxed for a little bit. I had baked two blueberry pies the day before and on Christmas day I made 2 pumpkins and 2 cheesecakes (Kelly's favorite) got everyone dressed and went to our friends house for Christmas dinner.

We had a lot of fun. I had given her my Christmas money from my mom to buy my gifts because I don't like to buy my own gifts. I like surprises. She did great and I got 2 pairs of pants a shirt and a lightweight casual jacket. Kelly had given me new jammies a new warm coat and a cordless keyboard, mouse and speaker set for my computer. I have so many wires comming from my desk from everything it has been driving me nuts so that was really nice!

We played Mexican Train Dominoes while dinner was cooking for a couple of hours and ate lots of appetizers. For dinner we had prime rib and all the fixins'. It was a really good dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves.

We did take back the puppies since we need to wait till we move into the other house next week to keep them home. Our landlords in this house didn't want us to have any dogs. This house we are in was just a temporary thing until we could find a house we liked here because Kelly wasn't able to find anything when we were first coming up. Our new house is up on a hill and has a great view of the ocean as well. I promise to upload our new view pics when we move there!

Anyway I have tons of pictures but can't seem to find my camera so you will have to wait for those until I find it.

Hope you all had a great Christmas! I did.

12 people had something to say:

coloursofdawn said...

Glad you had a great time despite being away from your family. It sounds like you had a lot of food and great gifts and great company.

Heather K said...

Hi Terri!
Glad to hear you had a good Christmas.. I wondered how it would go. We too were away from family for the first time...but it turned out well here too..

Pamela said...

I need pj's. I should have bought and wrapped a pair for myself.

Hey.. we love that game. Do you play it all the way down to the double blanks? It takes forever!

Find your camera.
Moving again so soon. How can you handle it. I'd snap.

Jocelyn said...

Mexican Train Dominoes AND prime rib?

Stop. You've just had my perfect Christmas.

Emma in Canada said...

My son just got Mexican Train Dominoes. I had never heard of it before.

Glad you had a good Christmas, you are lucky to have made such good friends so quickly.

karisma said...

Hey Terri, glad to hear you all had a great time so far from family. Im also very excited for the new puppies that they get to come to live with you all together. I think it will give them the best start in life! Happy holidays to you all and I hope your new year is just as exciting.

blessings to you and yours. Love and kisses from Karisma and kids. xxxx


Keep us posted on those puppy adventures. xxxx

Steffi said...

It sounds like nice christmas days with your family!Our christmas was quiet and the kids were happy about their gifts.

theotherbear said...

Hope you find the camera soon. Puppies? Great present!!!!

Melanie said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas! I can't wait to see the pictures.

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Aww - puppies on Christmas morning!! I wish I could have timed our dog with Christmas when we got him 11 years ago.... somehow there is something really special about finding a puppy under the tree;).

Kila said...

Glad you had a good Christmas!

I'm not familiar with Mexican Train Dominoes. What's it like?

Peter said...

Pleased your worries proved unfounded given the wonderful posting here and the joy you all had on Christmas day and the importance is of one's own family togetherness - and it shows beautifully.

Now I see how you have (2) puppies and they are cute too.

Your Christmas Dinner sounded really appealing too.