Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

every year when Christmas rolls around we have a ruitine.. it's always Christmas with my dad's family Christmas Eve.. generally we eat breakfast at Meme & Grandpa's house.. then open gifts.. then have a late lunch/dinner thing.. then we traditionally watch a movie someone receives.. this year was no different.. we had the usual festivities.. including Aunt Dawn's buckeyes.. the millions of cookies our families always cook up.. Meme's apron and timer hung around her neck so the ham or roast doesn't burn.. and the movie this year was Flywheel.. which i cried to.. altho' no one noticed b/c i spent all morning crying.. *shrugs*
so ruby opened this ball first.. then didn't know what else to do.. so she played with her ball while the rest of everyone opened their gifts.. it was so cute !! she was perfectly contented to just receive her princess ball :)

OH NO ! ellen got a camera !!

what out.. a new photographer is on the loose !!

haha emma screamed when she opened up her new wallet and found a $1 bill.. if only everyone was so easily pleased :)

amy waited for this jersey for MONTHS.. to her it seemed like forever.. i'm not sure if she's taken it off SINCE she got it..

the two princesses.. dressed up in (in case you don't know) Elizabeth Swann outfits from Pirates 3.. the only reason THAT movie wasn't our movie of the year.. was b/c we've all already watched it about a million times.. lol

the little boys and their guns.. hehe

like ruby.. eli opened up this ball and decided he was happy and went off to play with it.. totally not caring to open up the rest of his gifts..

there's gotta be a funny caption for this photo.. i just can't think of one.. (BTW.. my mom is in the green.. but the other two people? my Aunt Dawn and Uncle Paul.. are the ones taking me to Disney World in a few weeks !! WOOT)


okay so then Christmas Day we send the morning with ourselves.. starting with the annual sibling exchange in my room.. i was shocked that no one came down to my room before 9am this year.. usually they are all down here before 8am.. o.O but i was glad.. my eyes hurt.. so then.. after Christmas morning and afternoon spent with my family.. we spend Christmas night with my Mom's side of the family.. this year spent at my cousin Tammy's house.. normally my Grandma hosts everyone.. but with Pap breaking his hip only 6 weeks ago it was going to be too much for her.. but Tammy's house was nice.. we had some fun conversations.. including johnny trying to convince bobby to come to altoona to become a fireman.. the friendly family political debate.. talk about movies.. jobs.. houses.. exes.. you name it.. we probably talked about it..

down in my room.. during the annual sibling exchange..

ruby's actually old enough this year to understand things a little better.. it was SO cute !!

emma.. all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed..

stephen and ruby showin' off ruby's new stash of Little Einstein people.. ellen and i teamed up to buy her them from the disney store.. you gotta admit.. they are the cutest things! except.. nothing rivals ruby singing their theme song.. its the most adorable thing EVER!

ruby.. sitting beside her pile of presents from mom & dad..

every time i asked ruby to show me what she had gotten.. she held it up right in front of her face !! i have a million photos of ruby holding things in front of her face.. it was cute but also a little bit frustrating.. :) oh well..

watch out.. my little brother is armed and ready to shoot any tresspassers on the property !! his crossbow is actually really cool.. and shoots really far !

maybe ruby should take lessons from emma about how to hold things up for me to take a picture of :)

i love this shirt !!

haha i like this shirt too ! the great thing about being the oldest.. yet being petite and short.. is i can not only wear Amy's clothes.. but also Ellen's clothes ! lol

mom showing off the gift cards daddy went nuts buying her.. its rumored he bought over $400 worth =X

i love how stephen is holding all of daddy's gifts.. hehe i think its so cute !!

IF you happen to get past my brother and his crossbow.. you'll then have to get thru my father and HIS new Christmas presents.. a battle axe.. and throwing knives.. o.O yes.. be scared.. be very scared.. lol

it IS a pretty awesome battle axe tho'.. you gotta admit..

at tammy's house.. Christmas night..

this is tammy's dog.. angel.. idk how i got a picture that makes her look like this.. yes she is a very fuzzy dog.. but she looks like she is painted or something.. idk.. i thought it looked cool.. she's a much better behaved dog than EITHER of our dogs are.. that's for sure..

overall Christmas this year was cool.. everyone kept asking me if i got what i wanted.. i didn't really want anything so i guess that i got everything i wanted then !! and part of my Christmas present from my grandparents was my camera.. it was split between my birthday and Christmas because it was so expensive =X leave it to me to want a $380 camera plus all the fixin's.. huge memory card.. rechargable batteries.. warranties..

but i'm SO crazy thankful for my camera.. especially since i'm going to Disney World in a few weeks !! i can't WAIT to fill up my memory card with photos from down there !! all i need now is a case.. i have to find one that will be convenient to carry down there.. let the search begin!!

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