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christmas weekend

December 27, 2010 by sholdren

Well, it is now the end of our Christmas weekend! Here’s how ours went:

Fri. Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
Woke up, packed the presents, suitcase and food in the car. Barely got it all in. The trunk was stuffed, there was a suitcase between the kids, so they couldn’t even see each other, I barely had any foot room, and Brian was driving with a big bowl of poppycock on the floor, behind his legs. We had a lovely Christmas meal at Brian’s sister, Kim’s house, with other family and friends, and then opened all the presents! Brian, me, and the kids stayed overnight.

Sat. Dec. 25 – Christmas Day
Had a big Christmas feast at Kim’s house with family and friends, and the kids also played with some of their new toys. The food was delicious, by the way. Then packed everything up and drove home. Once home, the kids played around the house, and I set up my new Wii Fit Plus! We were all so busy playing and getting ready for church, that we forgot to have the kids open their stockings!

Sun. Dec. 26 – Boxing Day
The kids opened their stockings. Then we went to church! Came home, and the kids played and played with their new toys and games! Silas got some glow-in-the-dark stars in his stocking, so we put them up on his ceiling before he went to bed. He was thrilled!

Here are a few pictures of our weekend:

The kids having fun…Zackary trying to pull Brianna’s tights off!

Helping Brianna open her new medical kit.

Silas with his new Hexbug Nano Elevation Habitat Set, which he loves, and even I think it’s lots of fun!

Brian with his new computer repair tool he got from his parents.

This present was for Brianna, but Brian thought it said “Brian” on it, so this is his expression when he opened it and saw broccoli, cauliflower, and other plastic vegetables.

Silas with is new t-shirt from

Brian with the t-shirt I got him!

Silas looking through his and Brianna’s pile of presents. The red arrow is pointing to his head.

Poor Rex doesn’t have a chance against Silas’ flashy new machine gun!

Silas’ demonstration on why Walking Rex and Nano Bugs don’t mix!

Brian and Brock relaxing.

Brianna and Silas glancing at Brock, who has come to say hello.

Brianna and Silas shielding their faces from Puppy McLicky, who is very, very affectionate!

The back of our car, before leaving to come back home.

Brianna and Silas opening their stockings.

That’s it for now! I’m working on a video that will be comprised of small clips of most of the toys and games the kids got. It should be done in about a week.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


  1. e. says:

    Thanks for posting ! Great pics ! Looks like you all had a great time !

  2. Mom Hoyer says:

    Christmas is so fun for kids & adults too! Looks like you all had an awesome time! Enjoyed all the photos! 🙂

  3. Stephanie says:

    Enjoyed the pics…Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas together!

  4. Andrew says:

    Never heard of those hex bugs but they look like fun… saw a bunch of videos on them. Neat stuff.

  5. Shelley says:

    Wow! That was quite the Christmas stash. 🙂 Great pictures Sue and Brian.

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