Tuesday, December 23, 2008

They are ALL home!

This photo "should" be last - but it MUST go first! Krista made it home at 10 p.m. All nine children are now home "where they should be". ::snort::

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Today I took Bre for the traditional Christmas hair "cut" (she's not cutting as she's growing her hair for locks of love, but she wanted a trim). We moved onward from Heather to the traditional Christmas Eye Exam and stock up of contacts. Bre has now finished her "yearly maintenance". ::snort::

We had several "activities" that were on schedule for today.

We played games.

We made a Gingerbread house.

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We attempted to make a Chocolate house. We decided it would be best to simply eat the chocolate.

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After our short devotional we looked for a gift. Our clue was "beside the fire, under the shepherd"....Arielle figured it out first. The gift was socks.... the wool ones were a big hit.

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We played Mafia until it was time to go to the airport. I forgot to buy Zander's flowers for Krista, Josiah rescued me. He and I raced to walmart and then on the airport with plenty of time.

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Arielle proclaims her innocence

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Krista brought this homemade "twister" board home for us. It is MUCH more durable and she made it a bit bigger so many can play at once.

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This is a first: I keep falling asleep as I try to type. I KNOW the clock says 11:59 p.m. but it is really 12:30 a.m. - so I'm DONE.

©2008 D.R.G.

6 comments:

Dorothy said...

I hope you enjoy the sweet time of having your whole family home together.

Linda said...

Glad everyone got home safe and sound, DeEtta! My kids LOVE to play mafia as well. There aren't enough of us unless we're getting together with another family, though.

Cynthia said...

so glad they all made it home! YEA! Love the new twister mat. I remember you talking about needing a new one last year.

Berry Patch said...

Yeah - enjoy your wonderful family time this Christmas!!!

Renee said...

So glad that all were able to make it home; I know you will enjoy and cherish this Christmas esp not knowing where ya'll be next year. David really seems to fit right in with the family.

Debbie said...

Oh, so glad all your chicks are back in the nest. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

PS-How is David enjoying having his picture taken so often?