Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Christmas #3...and 4

Christmas #3 - 12.24.08 - Aunt Becky's house for Lehman Christmas

I don't have too many photos of our Lehman family Christmas get together. We met at my Aunt Becky's house in Bluffton and managed to squeeze around 30 of us into her little house. We spent a few hours eating and talking and just visiting. The best part of the day is that I was able to see both my Grandma's there. My aunt and uncle brought my Grandma D. along. I was so thankful I was able to spend a little time with both of them.
Christmas #4 - 12.25.08 - our house!
On Christmas Eve, Mom and Dad came to our house and went to church with us. Later we finished last minute Texas packing and got ready for Christmas morning. Jenna left a cookie (just one...that's all we had!) and milk for Santa and wrote him a note on her plate.
We told the kids they couldn't wake us up before 7:30 on Christmas morning (I'm such a mean mom!)...and at 7:30 exactly they were in our room making sure we were ready to go. Grandpa and Grandma D. were there too. We also called Chris' parents and they came over and watched the kids open gifts and then stayed for breakfast.
Jacob's favorite gift....a PSP from Santa (I love the blue "glow" on his face from the game!)
Jenna's favorite gift....Bitty Baby Twins and a double stroller from Santa . . .
I made out pretty well in the gift department too! Chris surprised me with a new, bigger diamond for my wedding ring. I was so surprised!! He gave me a note saying he always has wished he were able to get something a little bigger at the time, but he couldn't afford to 15 years ago when we got engaged. He also said that he wanted me to be sure to get the original diamond made into something that eventually we can pass on to Jenna. I decided to have it made into a pendant. He definitely won a lot of bonus points this Christmas!!!
Dad, Mom, Jacob, Jenna and I loaded the van and were on our way to Texas by 11:15am! We ate our Christmas dinner at the Boomland Truck Stop in Charleston, Missouri. (It actually wasn't as bad as it sounds. The choices of open restaurants were pretty slim) . I definitely should have taken photos though!


~Lori said...

Great pictures, especially the one of the grandmas! They both look so good. And I'll be waiting to see a picture of the new-and-improved ring! (Go Chris!!!)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe neither of us took a picture of "Christmas Dinner" at Boomland. We were just glad they were open. Great pictures. MOM

aunt nancy said...

Love the Grandma pix, and all the rest. Nice present from Chris! Maybe you should leave every Christmas. I'm glad you got the pix figured out.