Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas in Review

Good morning to everyone!

I'm finally posting on our Christmas in review.  It was an excellent Christmas, not one that stood out with anything exciting but just enjoyable being together with family.

Christmas eve we completed all the family traditions.  A little after 5 we all sat down to a candlelight dinner of cheeses, crackers, meats, fruit, and grape juice.  After eating for about 1/2 an hour we all headed out the door to a nearby church and attended the candlelight service.  Then we came back home, finished our wonderful meal, cleaned up, got ready for bed, and sat down to watch "Charlie Brown Christmas".  Then Dad surprised us by pulling out "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates".  It was a wonderful evening.

Christmas morning we all slept in (woohoooo!!!) and woke up to a delicious breakfast dish with eggs, ham and sausage!  Yuuummmm!!  Then we cleaned up the house and got ready to head out to my aunt and uncle's house which is about 1 1/2 hours away.  We were able to go visit my grandma who had surgery for a few minuets and am glad to say she is doing quite well for her age (81).  Then we went to the Schreur party which is always exciting.  Nearly everyone in the family was there except for 2 grandchildren and their dad.  They were all sick.  :P   We got home from that party around 11:00 p.m. 


A pictures of all the grandkids (minus the two sick boys of course)!  The ages now range from like 26 - 4.

The day after Christmas we again slept in.  When we finally got up we did chores quickly and came back in to open presents.  In our family, we draw names so we buy presents for one sibling in the family.  We also hide 3 small gifts three days prior to Christmas and hope that "your person" doesn't find out who has them.  This year I had Josh, so I got him crayons, a stuffed bear and a toothbrush/toothpaste as little gifts.  Then the big gifts was a cap pistol and slippers.  Elizabeth had me and she got me hair gel for curly hair (yayyyy!), mints, and Reeses for my little gifts and for the big gifts, conditioner for blond hair (yayyy again!), and a gift card to a local farm store.  I went right out and bought a cool sweatshirt.  :D  From Mom and Dad I got a shelf for my room and a gift certificate to the bookstore.  I got the DVD "The Ultimate Gift".

Here are just a few pictures of the kids opening gifts.....

 Rebekah getting a "horsey" calendar.
 
 Ben and Jon both had each other, and they both got the same gifts for their person!  :D
 
 Josh opening his sweet pistol.

And last but not least, here is a project I worked on the last few days:

Enjoy!

~Bethany~



8 comments:

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness girl, you are so stinkin' talented! I loved the video, and the pictures you had were awesome:)
Way to go!!!

Miss you more than ever~

Josh said...

Hey Bethany,
Great video(even though I wasn't in it)! You are going to have to show me how to make one...Great way to recap the year ;)

How's the guitar coming?!
Josh

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

Thank-you for sharing the pictures! It looks like you all had alot of fun.
What kind of program did you use to edit the slide show? My brother edits short movies that my he and I make with our siblings, so I was just wondering. :)

God Bless,
Kelsey

The Myers Family said...

Nice way to end the year...thanks for sharing!!

The Myers'~

Hope said...

It looks like a fun family Christmas :)

Ashley said...

I have fianlly posted!!! I'm glad you all enjoyed your Christmas

Eldarwen said...

Wow, looks like you had a great Christmas! :)

That video was so cool! I loved it. :) Third Day is an awesome band and I love their music. Great song!

Hugs,
Eldarwen

Anonymous said...

That video was beautiful! I loved it!!!!!! That is so cool.
_Emily