Tuesday, December 29, 2009

christmas in oklahoma

we got to go home for christmas
we flew in friday afternoon
dad picked us up
then we ate at The Wedge
then we went to Lauren and Brads
to hang out for the rest of the day!
we had so much fun!
and i got to meet des for the first time!

ben being silly
me and my cous ben


lo and des

lo, ben, des

lo and brad got some very large boxes while we were there
so they decided to open them!
they got these HUGEEEEEEEE stockings
and lo got some fashionable earrings
ben with his new car thing

cam loves babies!

then the next morning we went to breakfast
with dad and maggie
then went back to their house and opened presents!
here is a pic of abbey!
abbey wearing a ribbon
she loved it!
then we went to laura and andy's
and then off to Ted's for lunch

i got to meet eli for the first time ever!!!!

me and little laura
we have been friends for 10 years!

pic of us leaving teds
then we headed to gram's
for food and more presents!
lane and jess arrived after jess drove straight through from LA
with one sto to nap for 2 hours in amarillo.
he got a new car and it was a stick and lane
can't drive a stick...
way to go jess!!!!
we greeted them with screams of joy and celebratory whiskey shots!
the fam gathering for the swedish prayer and food

prayer by gram

dad and des
oh how he loves little kids
he said he'd buy me a car if i got pregnant :)
dad, lo, and des

the boys
jess, cam, brad

the men
mark & brad

the sisters
lo, lane
and des
(wearing ribbons from their presents)
then we went to breakfast
with dad, gram, lane, jess, brad, lo, and the kids
dad wearing his new shirt from lane

"act natural"

"act natural with your iphones"

then we headed to the airport
and back to denver.
it was a great trip
with great family!

gilbert's christmas

christmas at the cannons

we woke up to a white christmas
we made coffee and cinnamon rolls
and started christmas!

schnooze got some things in her stocking
she was more excited about eating the previous treats
that she couldnt pose for a pic with these :)

cam with his new slippers, he was soooo excited!!!


YEAH!!!! my new sewing machine!!!
i am in the process of learning how to use it!

the apple pie...
i cut christmas shapes out of the dough and laid them
over the top
we fed a squirrel some walnuts for his christmas
his name is gilbert
and he was climbing our screen
he was cute!

cam dropped the baster in the oven and it melted a hole through the plastic
so, he patched it up!

basting the ham!

the foil on the left is garlic roasting for the potatoes

schnooze got a snuggie from her grandma and grandpa

the wassail
-smelled sooooo good!

bethany making the mashed potatoes
with: 1 stick butter, 1 thing cream cheese, heavy cream, whole milk, and 1 head garlic
they were DELICIOUS!
bethany and stephen



cameron and stephen we sitting playing games
while we cooked
but then they did the dishes and it was awesome!!!

i tried my first deviled egg
and it was good!
we put curry in them!
we forgot to buy a loaf of bread
so i made one
with garlic cloves in it
and we dipped it in olive oil and spread roasted garlic on it
ohhhh so good!
not sure what cam was doing... posing?

me and the camster
after we ate, we played games, napped,
then went and saw Avatar 3D IMAX
and it was soooo awesome!
the most perfect christmas ever!