When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Family Christmas

Well, it has been an interesting holiday season in our house.  We went down to the valley to spend the day after Christmas as a family with all the kids and grandkids.  We went to Lori Anna's house and everyone brought something to eat!  We brought mashed potatoes, sour cream potatoes, and green bean casserole.  Somehow, I managed to miss the fact that Lori's oven was on broil and undercooked the bottoms and burnt the tops of everything!  It wouldn't be a family holiday without a disaster or two in the mix.  We enjoyed the food anyway and especially enjoyed the time spent with family.  Benny brought some amazing appetizers for us all to enjoy and Lori made these amazing stuffed jalapino peppers.  We were actually pretty full from all the munching, but attacked dinner anyway.  We all had a good laugh at the burnt offerings!

You can see, it was fun for all, except those who were trying to figure out the oven!

Wild, confusing and fun!  That is the way we spend family time together!

Oh yeah!  Can we come back again next year???

After we ate, we exchanged gifts.  The kids all pitched in together and bought John and I a new living room set.  It is the first new living room furniture that I have ever owned.  It is chocolate brown and absolutely beautiful!

As you can see, they put a lot of work into cleaning and rearranging.  I love the new set up.  But I especially love the fact that they thought of us and put so much work into the gift.  I have an amazing family!

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