Monday, December 29, 2008

Start a Love Train

The Saturday after Christmas we had Christmas with my "natal family." The Bradley's. Vickers couldn't fly out this year- and Andi was in Mexico (lucky girly). So it was Bradley's minus 2. My dad has a small obsession with prime rib. This obsession I support whole-heartedly. I love prime rib. (Is my blog revolving too much around food? I'm a meatie. Can't help it.) Anyway he ordered a prime rib for our Christmas celebration and it was divine. I love the crust. All those herbs and flavors. Mmmm. The guest list was Ginger and George (aka Mom and Dad), Krissy and Nick and their kiddos- Evan, Bradley, and Josslynn, then Me and Kenneroo, and Julie and the new hubby Chris. I love being with my family. They are the goofiest people I know. And they love to play games. We played speed scrabble. Fun fun fun. Krissy quickly got in the habit of using initials or abbreviations. "iv" "id" we let those slide. But when she put "ag" out there- short for agriculture- we instigated the three letter word rule. Wasn't well accepted by one. But it made the game more fun. My mom played which was really special. Normally she'll spend the night doing dishes or taking care of the baby- but she was in the game- laughing with the rest of us.
We had a gift exchange. We all draw names and keep it a secret (the best we can) and then exchange gifts on Christmas. Rodrigo (Andi's husband) had me and he gave me a gorgeous V-neck sweater from the GAP. I love it and am wearing it today. It's long and has tan and white think thick stripes. Oh it's gorgeous. My mom was just ga ga over the V-neck. She said someone really cares about you when they buy you a v-neck. We had a good laugh at that theory. I had Vicky in da 'burgh and I set her luscious lounge wear. She's quite the ski bunny.

The evening rounded out with: The boys dressing up like Santa. Pretty home-made outfits. We did the best with what we had (IE- Winger's work uniform and power ranger gloves.)

Chris loving his total cheeser t-shirt from Nick... Ken being a TOTAL baby-hog... And Josslyn spelling her first word! (b-o-t-t-l-e)

It was a very Merry Christmas.


Brett and Tiffany said...

It sounds like you had a super Christmas and lots of yummy food! I don't think I have ever had Grandma Grace's ribs...what's wrong with me?

Lyner said...

Oh fun fun! That little girl is such a cutie! My family is goofy and love to play games...come over whenever you want entertainment alright! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Yay..I am sad it is gone :( But here comes the New Year!!!

johnandjana said...

I'm so glad you had a nice Christmas. It is so fun to be with all the family and share such a special time of year. Thanks for being in our family. We love ya!

Natalie said...

Pat I am so glad that you had a good Christmas, can't wait to see you soon

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