Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Day

We had a great Christmas this year. About 11 am we went over to Bainters to see what they had gotten for Christmas. They had gotten a wii. Grandpa and I bowled. For the first time in my life I beat Grandpa at bowling. I have never had such a high score. Then Baxter beat me at golf.

About two in the afternoon Tina and her family came down from Waldorf and stayed into the evening. Playing games, watching pirates of the Caribbean # 3 and sleeping.

Trudy fixed a ham, we had leftover potatoes, green salad, and rolls. Trudy had cheese and crackers we all pieced on and her homemade toffee, fudge, and peanut brittle.

I don't know about any one else but Grandpa and I had a great two days. We enjoyed all the gifts we received from everyone. With Trudy's gift we went to Ruby Tuesday and had lunch Wednesday. We are putting Sid's and Grandma Blake's toward a memory foam mattress. Dad has yet to do our car windows with George's gift.

My sisters sent me some nice goodies also that both Sid and I have enjoyed. Thank You everyone.

Christmas Eve at the Stevens

Sid and I, and the Bainter family went up to Tina's for Christmas Eve dinner and the opening up of the new PJs for the next year.

We had a great dinner, beef brisket, shrimp, green tossed salad (made by me, nothing special), Olive cheese bread, (recipe by pioneer woman, very good), Holiday bacon appetizers ( pioneer woman, again very good, done by Tina), Delicious Creamy Mashed Potatoes, (pioneer woman, by Trudy, again very good), and chocolate cake.

I also have cinnamon rolls thawing out, (pioneer woman, made by Tina) that Grandpa and I are going to eat today. They look delicious.

After dinner we had the opening up of presents. Then Grandpa and I came home and crashed in bed. Woke up to find that Santa had filled our Stockings with goodies.
The Bainter's youngest to oldest starting with Stevie.




Youngest to oldest Mckay



All three older guys have matching bottoms

Then Tina with her pink Pjs.

As you can tell Dad and I didn't get PJ's this year.

Lincoln and Tina saw how much we enjoyed watching the kites at Ocean City sooooooooooooo we received one for Christmas.

Now we need to find a place to fly it where it won't get caught in any trees.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ward Christmas Party Dec 8, 2007

The ward was greeted as they came in to the rec hall by Christmas carolers , as you can see Sid was one of the carolers. They sounded pretty good. A little later you'll have to guess who Santa's helper is): ????
After we had a great dinner of soup served in a roll, green salad and dessert, the primary children sang a few songs.

Cecilia was an angel and Zane was a Shepherd.

Then everyone sang christmas carols and Steve told the story of the Christmas Orange.

After the story the ward sang Old Saint Nicolas and guess who showed up. Yep you guessed it. Santa Claus.

Here is Noah on Santa's lap.

Zane and Santa

Cecilia and Santa

Finally Stevie. She was scared to death and she even knew who Santa was.

Baxter and Santa

Since we had been up in Waldorf taking care of Tina's boys while Tina is in Utah they came to the Christmas party. Mckay finally sat on Santa's lap.

Then Chancy couldn't resist but then again he wanted a candy cane so he sat on Santa 's lap also.
We all had a great time. Sorry about some of the pictures I just can't take all clear ones. I took pictures of all the children that sat on Santa's lap, about 80 and half were clear. It is to bad that the grandchildren were in the last half of blurred ones.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Sid and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This year has been great for us and hopefully for you all also.
Love you all