Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Christmas Rundown

Well, Christmas is over for us here at the Kuck house. It was a wonderful week, and one that I really do look forward to every year...but damn, I'd be lying if I didn't say I was exhausted. No matter...I'm home now, with no place we have to be until I work on Tuesday...so I am looking forward to a little downtime. Lord knows the kiddos should be more than entertained, with all the new stuff they have! But all in all, we thoroughly enjoyed the past week with family and friends, and feel truly blessed to have so many special people in our lives. And yes, my blogger friends, that includes you as well. I never anticipated that I would meet so many wonderful people through my blog...in fact, I never thought I would meet ANYONE! So I guess I feel doubly blessed, and I thank you all for stopping by, sharing your lives with me, and commenting on my posts. Can I just say that you ROCK?

But I digress...let's get back to the Christmas rundown. We started this shindig on Wednesday, when Mom, Joe, and Jessie showed up for Christmas Eve. Luke couldn't make it this year, as he had to work on Christmas Eve and on Friday, and being that he has a 6 hour drive, it just didn't make sense. Bummer, though! I made an awesome (if I do say so myself) Christmas Eve dinner and then we went ahead and opened some gifts. Everybody stayed overnight, and hung out on Christmas Day, playing with the kids and watching movies. Jess stayed again on Thursday night, and Dad and Taffy came in on Friday morning. More eating and more gifts...and more playing! We had a low-key evening and then got up this morning to head north to Barry's dad's house. More eating, more gifts, and more playing...are we sensing a theme here????

Anyway, here are a few pics for you...

Barry and Kendall, snuggling on Christmas Eve

Noah, tackling me under the tree...
Whoa! MarioKart!
Kendall and Noah, with their new archery sets. I am in big trouble...

Dad and Barry, holding up the kids' new tire swing so they could try it out...
Kendall, Devin, Noah, and Zach...cousins!!!
Kendall was totally psyched to get her sewing machine. P.S...I don't sew. We may be in trouble here...

Devin and Zach, showing Noah how to set up his new army set. Devin was very much into the "strategy" of things...I don't think Noah was though. He just wanted to drive the tank.
Aunt Amy got a set of Double 15 dominoes, so she sat down with Grandma Luanne to teach the kiddos how to play Mexican Train dominoes. They really enjoyed it!
At 6:30, we were finally back home! I sat down with the munchkins and helped build a big train track so they could play with all the new Thomas stuff. I even let them stay up until 10:00 because they were playing so nice together.Hope you all had a very Merry and Happy Christmas! And I also hope you all get a little R&R this week to recover!

On to the New Year! Bring on 2009!

6 comments:

terri said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful week. It's always sad to see Christmas come to an end, but it's probably a good thing it does or we'd all be thoroughly exhausted all the time!

California Girl said...

What a beautiful family you have! I wish you a very Happy New Year.

jenelle said...

Glad to see all your hard work paid off and that you got great time with your family. I think next week we should do a recipe swap next week for all our holiday foods. You keep mentioning all these great foods and I want more!

kenady said...

Wow!! you sounded as busy as we were! Merry Christmas to you and a Happy 2009!

Teresa said...

Loved the pictures...your hair is still so cute!!! love it!!

Now...I sew but only in straight lines! LOL!! I can make CURTAINS and that's about it! LOL!!

KC said...

Love the pictures! It looks like y'all had a great Christmas!

 
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