Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had such a delightful Christmas this year complete with family, bingo, gifts, bingo, love, bingo and no hot water. Yes, our water heater leaked, extinguishing the pilot light and spilling water onto the family room carpet. Auh, what's a big wet spot and ice water amoungst family.

Christmas Eve we had our usual soup (three kinds, I might add, that I home-made): cheese, clam chouder and chili. Delicious! It's always a big hit especially in bread bowls that mom brings every year. Of course we had enough sweets to create a mega cankor sore in everyone's mouth. It was worth every bite! Just one little mishap with the food: the three cheeses for the cracker tray fell apart. The cheese was unknowingly put in the freezer. By dinner it was frozen solid and when thawed out, just fell apart like an All-A-Dollor toy the day after Christmas. Oh well, who needs expensive cheese anyway.

Along with the 5 of us living at home, mom and dad, Anna and her family, Elisabeth and Scott, Heather and Eric and their families and Trevor came for Christmas Eve. So much fun in so little time!

After dinner, reading from Luke, singing Christmas songs and talking about past Christmases, we played our yearly bingo game. Yes, the wild and crazy game that everyone loves. I'm just glad my children don't cry anymore after they see what present they end up with. Although, Celesta almost cried when she opened the Fart book complete with sound effects. Oh, so funny. Other highlights of the game this year were: Keith getting the plunger with TP, Austin getting the Rogain men's hairs growth box stuffed with our dog's hair and volumizing shampoo, Eric got the nose hair trimmer, mom and dad got the $25 gift card to Olive Garden and Anna got the $25 iTunes gift card. Me? I ended up with a purse and note pad. I was happy with that.

I worked Christmas morning at the hospital. After getting home at 1:30, I jumped back into my pj's and we opened presents. A realitively quiet day on Christmas, just right for the occassion.

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