Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas day

Wow what a beautiful day. It snowed all day on Christmas, it was just beautiful. We had a good day.  The boys each got $100 from Blake and I and then 2 small presents and then the Santa gift, santa gave them a plaque.  Jordan got Labron James, and Kiel got Chris Paul.  They were so happy. Kiel says he is going to save his 100 bill, (yah we will see about that), Jordan says he will too ( now I believe that). They are so funny!  Blake and I got stadium chairs and a new Honda Pilot for christmas.  We are happy. We went over to Grandma and Grandpa Chapmans for a huge Christmas dinner, gifts and games.  We had such a good time over there we stayed until 9 p.m.  I can not believe Christmas is over, it is kind of depressing when you look out side and see all the snow and then under the tree all the gifts are gone and your house is a mess, it makes me want to crawl back into bed and stay until January 1st.  Why, i have no idea!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Family party

This year the family party was at Thayne's home again. Thayne and Tricia planned everything and it was so much fun. We missed Troy and Lacey, and Travis, Jennifer and their family this year.  Todd and his family finally made it after a 6 hr. drive from Salt Lake City.  They were 1 hr. behind a 37 car pile up and stuck in traffic.  Todd told us he went 3 miles in 1 hr.  They missed all the games but we were so glad they made it and safely. Grandma and Grandpa gave all of the boys a blanket made by grandma some got their favorite sports team or animals, the girls grandpa drew them all a precious moments picture and the little ones also got an apron made by grandma.  The adults got a Greg Olsen picture of the savior.  It was a nice Christmas for everyone.  We played the bubble gum game to see what team could unwrap the gum and blow the first bubble. We played a matching game that Blake won, we played name that tune, witch the men beat the women ( they were all christmas songs) and the white elephant game.  All of them were very fun. Thanks Tricia for all you hard work and yummy food.  This year as a family we raised money at our family reunion and took all the money to help a family in need in the area.  We provided a Christmas dinner along with gifts for all the kids and the parents.  Dad and Chris put in a little extra as well.  I hope everyone had a good time and a Merry Christmas.

Potter family christmas party

Thursday, December 18, 2008

12 Days of Christmas

This year Blake and I decided to do something a little different. We did the 12 days of christmas to my dad and  Mom (step) and to Blake's grandparents.  It was so fun putting the gifts together and seeing the look on their faces when we dropped off the gifts. This way they can enjoy Christmas a little bit each day.  Here are some pictures of Blake delivering to his grandma and of my Dad and Chris putting on their festive holiday socks.  It is so fun!  We hope to make it a tradition every year.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving was a fun, loud, busy weekend with lots of food.  Here I am making my 1st homemade apple pie, gosh it was sooo yummy.  I canned the apple pie filling this fall.  It was worth it.  We had dinner this year with my family at my Dad's home.  It was yummy food!  After dinner we played games.  We played what we call spoons, and if you do not end up with a spoon you get a letter.  We were spelling monkey, the person who gets monkey 1st has to get on the table and act like that animal.  Well grandma LOST so she had to act like a monkey it was sooo funny.  She is in deed a good loser ( for her 1st time playing that is).  We had a good time.  My sister Lezlie and her family stayed at our home for the weekend we had a good time shopping, playing games, making candy, and all the boys went to the ISU vs BYU mens basketball game in Pocatello on Saturday night.  They had a good time, they loved it.  SO it was a great Holiday weekend for us with not much sleep.