Monday, December 13, 2010

Dec 3-Extended Family Christmas gift exchange

We started celebrating Christmas early this year--had our extended family gift exchange on Friday, Dec 3 at the Golden Corral in Twin Falls. It was so fun to get to spend time with my brother and his wife along with their youngest daughter and her intended. After stuffing our bellies to varying degrees with the wide variety of foods offered at this smorgasbord, we opened presents starting with the youngest child present (Caleb) to the oldest (my Dad.) We had drawn names and had a $5 limit. Caleb got a talking cell phone from Grandma/Papa--that teaches numbers, colors, shapes and also has music. Steven received a big blue Smurf with accompanying finger puppet Smurfs from cousin Kandous. James was tickled with the Batman vehicle from Rick. Teresa got burgundy hair dye, chap sticks and a candy bar from Kevin. Scheri got a bath/shower collection from Steven. Billy received a delicate light-up Christmas scene from Grandma/Papa. Kevin got a fleece shirt from Billy and I received a lovely hand-made potholder/towel/washcloth set from nephew John. James, got grandma some lovely white plates, Teresa gave Papa a big flashlight, Scheri purchased Reece's Candies for John, I got a fleece shirt for Mark, and Kevin got green serving bowls, sandwich holder and skewers for Kim. (Neither John nor Jessica/family were able to attend-- Jessica, however, had sent very soft pillows for the little boys, snuggly scarves for the big boys and beautiful hair-flowers for the girls. She also sent home-made cheese and brownies for our whole crew.

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