Sunday, December 28, 2008

2008 Big Top Christmas Hosted by Yours Truly

Kimberly's boyfriend Veon joined our celebration...... did Rebecca's boyfriend Dave.... did our favorite family Doctor and Chiropractor Dr. Sandra and her husband Rusty.
My friend Kathie gave me an awesome suggestion for a table to fit 10 adults. It worked great for her family get together. She put a blanket over her dining room table, and put a 4'x8' piece of plywood on top of that. it comfortably seats 10 people, is wide enough then so no one is sitting on a table leg, and you can fit all your prepared food on the table also. Our table was gorgeous with Mom's poinsettia dishes.

Christmas secrets?
Jacob got a new firetruck from Aunt Kimmy and kids. See a below picture of his secondary use for it.
Mom made a dress for Mykenna's Twinn doll, to match the one she made for our family pictures we had done.
Keenan loves his gift certificate to a bookstore. He LOVES to read.
Jacob turned his firetruck gift into a twofer. Play with the firetruck out of the box, turn the box into a disguise.
Wendy made Mom some beautiful table runners for all seasons. Sewing is Wendy's new hobby and she looks to be a natural at it.
I had to lie right to my Dad's face at Thanksgiving when he asked if I had my New York connections (Laura), procurring this year's Hess Trucks (not available for online purchase and only purchasable at Hess gas stations, and they're only on the northeast coastal states.) I looked him right in the eye and said that by the time I remembered to ask her, they were already sold out in her area, so she wasn't able to get one and I couldn't get money to her in time to look near her parent's house when they went to visit in Rochester. Lie upon lie after lie. Naughty, naughty. What I couldn't tell him was that 2 weeks earlier, I had already made arrangements with Laura and had Dad's procurred, secured and ready to roll.Andrew dropped whatever he was playing with as soon as he saw what Gramps had opened. He Loves Hess trucks. Little did he or his Dad Mark know, but I also got one for Mark too-he just hadn't opened it yet. Thank you Laura for going to all that trouble every year for this.
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