On Christmas Eve morning, my brother David and sister in law Glenda came over to pay a visit and bring more gifts to the grandkids! Genny came over with the girls, all still in jammies, (it wasn't even 8:00 yet) so no pics of anyone else that morning. Boy does my brother look like my Dad in this picture!!!!
Then Erika and Noah and Jeremy came over and we gave Jeremy his gifts since he had to "protect and serve" both Christmas Eve and Christmas night. Noah helped Daddy open gifts, and we got this remote control Tundra for the both of them to enjoy..
Christmas Eve, my Mom and Nana came to enjoy a Mexican Fiesta with us. We let Noah open up his gifts from us because they were to go to Jeremy's parents on Christmas morning before Jeremy had to go to work, and Noah was going to "the others" so we weren't going to be seeing him on Christmas Day. He was very excited about opening presents this year, and he loved everything, especially his cars and trucks!!!
My Mom got the kids looking out the window for Santa. It was the cutest thing. At one point, we had sent Drew outside, and he was making noises and Ho-Ho-Ho'ing and the kids would get SO excited!! Hannah kept saying, "I hear him." So cute!
Then, later than night after we had stuffed ourselves silly, and the wrapping paper was cleaned up, the kitchen was tidy, and most people were going to bed, we went to the 11:00 p.m. service at church, Greg, Drew and I. It was really beautiful. The music, the message, and even bumping into my dear friends Sherri and Dave. We got out of church about 12:30, and came home to stuff stockings and make sure all was ready for the morning.
That next morning, Greg and I got up about 7:00, and started the coffee, and read the paper.. Gennifer and Jake and the girls arrived about 8:30, and Hannah woke Drew up who had stayed the night. And then the festivities began!!!
Drew found his new accoustic-electric guitar, and Gamma had to make the gorilla bread and put in the oven to bake while we opened gifts. And little Claire needed a bite too.
Then, the opening of gifts.....Hannie loved her doll house!
Gennifer liked her Cuisinart....and Claire liked EVERYTHING! Jake liked his Boise State wear, and his golf certificates.
Drew liked his robe and slippers!! And Hannah liked tying Uncle Goo up in ribbon. And Erika loved her Popcorn Popper and Uggs!
We enjoyed a delicious breakfast of Sausage and Egg Bake, French Toast Stratta, and Gorilla Bread, and orange juice in the fun little glasses that Ally sent to me. It says....Optimist/Pessimist, with a line drawn between the two words.
A cute picture of The Hass Family..
Santa left a WII FIT PLUS under the tree. Hmmmmm...wonder what Santa is trying to say???? And after breakfast we all went into the den and did some yoga, and snowboarding, and exercises to the WII Fit. It weighs you, tells you your BMI..and so on. Guess who didn't get on that thing????? Yep, ME!!!! Christmas night we went to Gennifer and Jake's and had leftover Mexican food, and watched The Hangover.. A RIOT!!!
Yesterday,, Greg and Drew and I went to see Up And Away. It was good, not great. But entertaining. And then we went to the Verizon store and I got my new ENV3 phone. I have joined the land of the texters, and with the a keyboard on your phone, it is much easier! Greg says I am Techno challenged, and I might hurt myself with this new phone. But so far, I love it!!!
I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones! We sure did!!! Now...let the new year begin!!!!!