Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blogging Blitz

I'm back. We are all finally on the mend after nearly a full month of illness. Because of our unfortunate few weeks, I am so terribly behind on my blogging! So now I am back and ready to get busy. In order to catch up, I am going to be pulling a blogging blitz. Doing several posts right in a row to make up for the lost time. So without further ado I give you...

Christmas - Part 3

Our third and final (thank goodness) post about Christmas covers our holiday with Curt's family. As always, it was a wonderful few days spent with lots of family, food and fun. The holiday included us, of course, Curt's parents, both of Curt's sisters and their families, Curt's grandma Meme, Aunt Patty and Grandpa Dahnke. We had a great time exchanging gifts and followed that up with an amazing dinner. Curt's mom can cook like nobody's business.

Chloe and Meme

Waiting to open presents

The unwrapping craziness

Theresa (Curt's mom) made these super-cute reindeer hobby horse toys for all of the grandsons. Here is Colby taking his out for a test ride.

Theresa and Grandpa Dahnke prepping for dinner

The usual wrestling match

A heated game of cards

Colby's favorite part of the whole holiday season (other than presents) was all of the chocolate. That boy will do anything for even just a bite. When everyone else was busy with other things, Colby decided to help himself to several pieces of chocolate, including some from his cousins' stockings.

We ended up staying an extra day and traveling home on a Monday. Before we left town we decided to stop for lunch at our favorite Pizza King. It is the neatest place to take Colby and we love the pizza. There is a train that runs through the restaurant and stops off at the booths to deliver the drinks. The kids think it is the greatest thing! Doug and Julie went with us. We couldn't all sit together, but we got back-to-back booths and were still able to enjoy the company.

Apparently when my kids are excited about something they express it the same way. :)

When getting the pics together for the this post I was really disappointed. I had very few pictures and even fewer that were even decent. So family members reading this, if you're not included in the pictures it was not a snub towards you, it was my lousy photography.

Up next...there is so much that I'm not sure, but I have a lot more just waiting in the wings.


Unknown said...

You had quite the holiday! It's fun seeing pictures of your extended family that we haven't seen in a while.
So glad you all are better!

Anonymous said...

"Lousy photography" - does that phrase even work in the same sentence as "Olivia Craig"?? :) Enjoy your relaxing weekend with your family! Looking forward to more posts...

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness, those last two pictures are just precious! You sure have two very cute little ones. LOL about Colby getting into the chocolate...that's my favorites part of Christmas, too. ;)

Larissa Holland said...

Yes, yes, beautiful family, where is the crafting? :-)
awaiting more posts...
I'm so so glad you all are on the mend.