Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Family Get Togethers

Between Christmas and New Years we got to spend time with family.  It was wonderful.  On the 28th the Smith's came up to us.  I have to say it was very nice not to travel this year.  We did our traditional Mexican and white elephant exchange.  My mom was with her oldest and her youngest grandchildren.

The white elephant was awesome.  A couple years ago I had gotten a giant potato masher to give away.  It was a big gift and Colton grabbed it first to unwrap.  He was disappointed to say the least with what was inside.  In the end, Cannon ended up with the masher.  This year he brought it back.  Kailey wrapped it up and they said it looked like a rocket.  Colton got very excited about the rocket idea and took it again.  To see his face when he opened the potato masher yet again was worth the whole event.  We'll see what happens next year.

It was fun to be together, food was amazing as always.  Nicole brought a feast with her.  Cannon scored the best overalls in our exchange.  I really wanted them but knew they wouldn't fit me.  I should have taken them for our guest when they come to help.  We have had several opportunities to dress people up as they help us, these would have been awesome.  They fit Cannon perfectly, it was great.

Little Miss even sat with me for awhile. Cute little thing.

The morning of the 29th, Dave and I got up early to do temple sealing with the Smith's.  They had found a lot of names and it was good to do them all together.  I haven't done sealing in a long time.  We came back and did a quick clean up, then over to the Puzey party.

Blake has so much fun with Cadence.  He has become quite attached to this little girl.  We hung out and had some delicious food.  Cora got a call she had to run to, but it wasn't a long one.  She was home long enough to grab a bit before she had to be back at the fire department. Dave and I left the party a little early, we were sooo tired.  The next morning was a full breakfast and then Jared took the kids hooding.  Everyone really enjoyed that.  We then went to the church for some basketball and Nerf Wars.

My kids always love a good Nerf War.  There were so many bullets it was hilarious. You can't even see them all in the picture.  Blake had got a new gun for Christmas and loved trying it out on his cousins.

After a few hours at the church we headed back to Myrna's for turkey dinner.  It was very good.  There was a little delay in the turkey, which worked out good for Cora.  She got another call and still made it back to eat with us.  We then had a short concert and home to bed.  I love that we have so much family close to us.  It is always great to get together with everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Everything sounds so fun. The nerf war sounds amazing. Thanks for the valentine family card idea. I might just do that this year.