Sunday, December 31, 2017
Ate some baked ziti, and played a new game for most of the evening. The new game was Wits and Wagers and it is one I would recommend.
Left before midnight as we like to be home. Kailei got to watch the ball drop in NY on TV so her New Year's Eve was complete.
Always nice to kick off the new year with friends.
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Friday, December 29, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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Monday, December 25, 2017
We missed having Mark around but it was so much more important that he be with his wife on their first Christmas together. He defiantly surprised her by showing up in Scotland unannounced.
Had an amazing breakfast and got to clean the kitchen faster this year because Poppy finally sprung for a new dishwasher. What a treat to now have that!
Kevin came mid-afternoon and we all enjoyed a turkey dinner. Some more gifts were opened and Mark and Caroline skyped in to see the boys open their gifts. There is always humor in what gets given. This year the boys got some posters that Mark picked out especially for them (Wonder Woman, Catnis and a Star Wars one). I gave the boys a nose basketball game that provided hours of entertainment.
The cousins don't get to see each other that often so begged Grammy for a sleepover. She wasn't prepared but who could say no to those faces. They had a great time.
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Keara got a leather jacket (which she is returning), some books, clothes, a Harry Potter blanket and some cash. She wanted to donate money to the ASPCA.
Kailei got some pajamas, a book, a new bow for archery, and a 3d doogle pen. She donated money to Make a Wish.
Keara made her gifts - a joy jar for Kailei, a mug for me and a glass batman etching for Zeb. We loved them.
Zeb got a new monitor for his computer. Hopefully it will help his vision a bit. The dogs got some new treats and stuffed animals to disassemble. All in all it was great. It always goes fast because we are anxious to get to Grammy's.
Posted by Christine Archer at 10:35 AM
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Christmas Eve dinner was at our house this year. The usual food (cold cuts, chips, veggie tray, potatoe salad, etc).
We managed to get some pictures in before the kids changed.
My friend Judith joined us and we all had a merry 'ol time.
Posted by Christine Archer at 6:30 PM
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Lynn and I keep waiting for the girls to do ALL the baking but it hasn't happened yet.
Lynn and I exchanged our usual baking ornaments. Who knows how many we have on the tree now but I love our cookie day tradition.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
She auditioned for the state middle school choir and made the cut. We are so proud of her. Can't wait until February when she performs at a venue in downtown Denver.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Lieu fixed more food than you can imagine but I guess if you know Lieu you know how much that is. The woman is crazy. Mitch redid the kitchen and living room so that was fun to see.
Adults drew names as usual. I actually had Mitch but I let Zeb do him and I took care of Lieu. Keara did great with the Santa hat for Mitch and Amy and Curtis gave Mark a captain's hat from Florida which gave us all a good laugh.
I drew Mark's name for the Archer family but had to give him his gifts here since he was going to go to Scotland for Christmas. I'm not sure if he liked his Chia Bob Rossy planter or not. I was amused however.
Kids were spoiled as usual. Had to cut out a little sooner than we would have liked because Keara has finals this week Kailei has a big project due.
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