Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thurday 13 # - 13 Christmas Memories 2007

I thought I would compile a list of 13 memories that stood out this Christmas. Some funny, some irritating, some wonderful :-)

1. When my 2 year old nephew told me off. I was yelling up the stairs for my oldest son. I kept going, "Brandon, BRAndon, BRANDON!" Little Max (my nephew), says, "We scream OUTSIDE, Auntie." Oh, I thought I was going to pee myself.

2. We do a 'white elephant' gift exchange at my grandfather's Christmas Eve. The gift is supposed to be between 15-20 dollars. My grandfather brings a golden tree with the $2.99 price tag partially blacked out from the Grocery Outlet. My poor husbnad ended up with that one. It wouldn't be so irritating if it wasn't so typical.

3. Getting to spend quality time with my nephews. Max is 2 1/2 and Cole is 5 months. I love them to pieces and I don't see them a lot. It was so fun and sweet to hold a baby! I love him.

4. BOARD GAMES! I got three games for Christmas! RAD!! I got Vh1's, "I love the 80's" game. It is so awesome! I also got Catch Phrase and Cranium Wow! We played them all already and I am so looking forward to game night! Who's in??

5. Watching my children's faces as they open gifts that they have "wanted for their whole life." All three years, huh, Princess??

6. The drive home from Christmas Dinner at Grammie's. My 5 year old, Nolan, is sitting up front with Zac and I. He took off his socks and shoes and I cannot resist cute kid feet! So, I started rubbing his feet, He turns to me and says, "So, You wanna rub my putrid feet, do ya??"

7. Seeing Grammie. Grammie is my husband, Zac's 89 year old Grandmother. I love her so much!

8. Everyone getting along and sharing their new toys. Had to include that since it's now the 27th and all that love is long gone!

9. Christmas Eve Eve dinner at my house, Tamales, Enchiladas and good friends and family! Oh, and Catch Phrase! Whoo hoo....

10. Playing Catch Phrase and using this clue, "A blind singer who sings, , " it me you're looking for??" My sister about died. She said, "Kel, I think you are going for Stevie Wonder, not Lionel Richie." There was a LOT of laughter. Paired with wine, it got pretty loud!

11. Watching 'A Christmas Story' for the 100th time with the family. Man, that's a GOOD movie.

12. My clean house...if even only for an hour...sigh.

13. The pure magic of the holiday season. The love, the laughter, the unselfish giving, the pure joy of children. I love it all. It's just too bad it doesn't happen all year long.

I hope you all had a joyous Christmas! Have a wonderful New Year!!


tickledpink.nicole said...

Looks like you had an awesome holiday!

Moondancer said...

Sound like a great time, and Max cracked me up too.

Happy TT

jenn said...

I wanna come play the I love The 80's Game. That sounds like so much fun!

Happy tt!

Unusually Unusual Mom said...

I'm in for games! We love board games - did you get the electronic catch phrase? It's so much easier because it's all in one!

And I completely identify with # 12!! I was mean mom last night after work, stomping through the house picking up after everyone!

And you comment on the gnellips cracked me up! It really DOES hamper you when you have to depend on someone else to help you spell a word backwards! ARG!

Happy TT!

Sassy Lucy said...

What a wonderful list and you can never watch A Christmas Story too many fact I have a post to write that sort of pertains to that, but did not write it today yet, did a pitiful T13 though, should you care to drop by.

justmaddi said...

Thanks for visiting my TT.
I love all the memories! Those are great!

Happy TT!

Michelle O. said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I like the "We scream outside, Auntie". It's something my kiddos would do. I love A Christmas Story...I think I watched it 5 times this year.

Leeann said...

LOL I am all for game night! I love games!
A Christmas Story is also a tradition in this house. My husband insists on it every year!

Nicholas said...

That sounds like a great Christmas!

Cecily R said...

Putrid feet...that kid is AWESOME!
Isn't he also a ninja?

Our white elephant gift exchange turned into a fight this year. A few years ago I ended up with a colostomy bag full of butterscotch candy. I'd take the golden tree. :)

Linda R. Moore said...

Sounds absolutely lovely :) #1 made me giggle a *lot*. Out of the mouth of babes...

I have three TTs this week:

Review of 2007:

Motorcycling review of 2007:

13 RV adventures in 2007:

lisa said...

Hey Girly, Sounds way fun. I have more clothes for Kendall if your up for it. Let me know

TheVasquez3 said...

oh oh oh i love game night!!