Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas 2011

I had to blog about Christmas before I go back to work tomorrow. I'm about to be very busy again! It has been wonderful to have so much time off. I got TONS of work done, handled insurance stuff, went to lunch (a lot), hung out with family, went shopping, exercised, learned a new Zumba routine (I'm teaching our weeknight RS in Feb . . . yikes!), played DK Country (conquered it), watched Mad Men (Season 4 is blowing our minds),  and spent lots of time with my love on account of him working from home!

Our first holiday party was the traditional Freeman Christmas dinner with awesome present unwrapping game. Aunt Candy, Grandma, and Cheryl spoiled us with treasures wrapped 2-10 times. So much fun!

Next was the Rasmussen family Lion House dinner with the always hysterical white elephant game. The most coveted items of the evening were the Fabio life-size cutout and the Flowbee home haircutter. My personal favorite was Dave's jean stocking. . . classy.

Christmas Eve/Morning were spent with the Tapps. We watched movies, played games, and gave Winslow way too much attention.

After Christmas Rod's whole family came into town. Cheryl fed us gourmet meals, we played games, and even visited Jungle Jim's which has not changed since I was 7. We love these kids.

On New Year's Eve we went to C&A's. We ordered in Thai food and learned a new game - Agricola. It took us forever to figure it out, but we enjoyed it.

Of course we poured some sparking cider and I got a kiss at midnight. A successful NYE.

We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and families.

Welcome 2012!


Ashley B. said...

Tan you are looking gorgeous in all of these pics. Bummer for us all having to go back to work tomorrow. Boo.

{she + him} said...

Rod "working" from home...on DK Country! Love your new part(as in the way you do your hair)...wish I could pull it off as good as you. Def looks like a Christmas to Remember!