Sunday, December 11, 2011

2011 Gift Exchange

For the past several years our family's gift exchange has not fallen on Christmas. We like it that way. We focus on gift for Jesus on Christmas.  This year we had the rare pleasure of all being in one place for 3 days - so we used one of those days for a gift exchange.

The day began early with Michael, Krista and I heading for the BX - then walmart. Mike had pity on me and we went to the "small" walmart....where I couldn't buy granola bars or cereal because the choices were too overwhelming... ::snort::  We found the last few things we wanted....and enjoyed talking with Krista.

We all met for lunch at Schlotzky's....they've changed. I thought their new motto was "Running our bunz off" or something to do with bunz....everyone else says it's "lotz better". ::snort:: This is Michael's favorite deli joint.

Josiah and Michael

Krista and Josiah

De'Etta and Stacia

Arielle, Nolan and Jared

Jamin and Shelby were off work about the time we finished lunch so we went to the boy's  house for a gift exchange. Always fun.
Krista and Arielle - hats made by Bev E - family friend

Stacia's music box from Gpa

Jamin - running gear from all

De - Josiah got me a pillow thing w/ heat and massage
Great for planes...



Nolan totally surprised by Camera

Stacia got Bre AND Krista a princess ballerina cuz it will
make them happy. 

Josiah's money jar

We thought this would be great for a Children's Minister

Josiah and Shelby left for work. The rest of us enjoyed games and visits.....
Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

HI: Loved seeing all the fun you all had. What a perfect time. We're anxious for the girls to see their presents we have here. Those hats Bev made are neat. She sent A LOT of these hats to Mexico for Bill/Fayth's ministry. Love you heat message thing. love/prayer - Mom T.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It was a good day - now to figure out how to get it all back to Japan. I don't know we'll do this this way again.