Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas 2007

First off, we hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas.
The holiday weekend started off on Saturday with Courtney and I making ginger bread cookies in our new house. She was very excited to see our home, and even more happy to bake. We had fun decorating and cutting out holiday shapes, and then of course my favorite part was eating them.
Sunday night my dad sang a solo in their ward Christmas devotional and Matt and I were able to head out their way for the show. He sang "The most beautiful story ever told" on his guitar and it was so pretty. Everyone was very impressed. Cory and Alex were also able to make it over and so we had a gift exchange at my parents house with her before she left for the holidays. And lucky for me, they were able to bring the puppy who is getting so big!
We played Catch Phrase and ate a little dinner before giving our gifts and of course, the girls won.Matt and I gave her a bracelet and my parents got her a really cute wallet. Alex gave me an adorable sweater and headband, and my parents both got great gifts too.

The next morning Matt went to work and I took advantage of my day off by sleeping in until 11. Then we headed over to my parents to do all our Christmas traditions even though it was the Eve. We snacked all day and then ate a really good ham dinner. We all opened our gifts and then watched the Nativity Story, which was really great. My parents bought us a bread maker that I am really excited to use, and I got a really cute wallet from my mom also. They got Matt a really nice sweater that he looks very good in.
Following years of tradition, we all got new pajamas, and spent the rest of the night in them.
We got my mom a blue tooth for her phone, my dad a CD and a Guitar Center gift card, and we got Cory some nice T-Shirts. We all had a really great time. Even all the dogs.
Christmas morning Matt and I had a very relaxing time to ourselves. We got up, had a little breakfast and opened our gifts together. Matt was surprised to get an air compressor and tools, a sonicare toothbrush and an egg poacher. Matt got me a really nice computer (I can finally work on my designs!) and a porch swing! I am so excited to have both!
Later that afternoon we headed over to the Aprecios for the festivities and had a really great time. We were also excited to have it snowing outside which is always a fun thing to have on Christmas.
We got Ben a really nice blanket, a new XBOX game and some kitchen tools. We got Jan the new Guitar Hero and The Furminator brush for her dogs. I found Shauna a really nice sweater and it looked so pretty on her. I was happy that everything turned out so good.
Matts parents got us an LCD tv for our place. I have no idea where it is going to go (its huge!) but Im sure Matt will find a place for it. Here I am, in total shock as I open it.
Then there was a gift for all of us kids. Shauna and I got to open it together, and were super excited to find Rock Band inside. These are our "rock star" faces.Here is the Christmas aftermath. We also got some new clothes, books and a new bedding set. Without losing any time, Matt set up Rock Band and we got to work. Chris, Tiffany and Garrett joined us for dinner, and were a great addition to the Aprecio band.


Linda & Dave Browne said...

Happy Holidays! Looks like your holiday was great.I'm so jealous about the snow!! :-) I especially loved the picture of you and Matt with your family! The four dogs are precious! Please send our holiday wishes to your folks!! I would have loved to have heard your dad sing!

TheDillon6 said...

it looks like you had a fantastic Christmas weekend!! Glad you got a computer at home ~ now we can hear more from you. ;) Is your home completely painted, decorated and furnished yet? ;)

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Stef said...

Not too bad of gifts there! Wow! Glad you had a great christmas and I wish I could have seen the snow! I miss it! "i'm dreaming of a white christmas..." (even though it's almost in the 80's...grrr)

Burton Family said...

You guys made out like Bandits!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I have to say I like the jammies!

TheDillon6 said...

LOOK AT YOU! changing up the blog! ;)