Christmas… a little late

Okay, so Christmas was over a week ago and I still haven’t uploaded any pictures… maybe for us it doesn’t count, our tree is still up.

This year our family had two Christmas celebrations, one with the Rees family, another with the Koepke’s, we hosted both families in our home, the kids love to show off their bedrooms and toys. Our family was blessed with many Christmas presents this year. Too many in fact, the kids were down right spoiled.


Our “first” Christmas… Grandma Debbie, Aunt Shiloh, and Uncle Steven came to visit (Shiloh stayed the weekend, everyone else overnight)

From Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Larry, Adrianna got the one and only thing she wanted this year, Barbie and the Diamond castle. She got the movie, the Barbie, and the horse and carriage.


Dayton’s favorite present from Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Larry was Knex. It is his first set and LOVES it! He has built many things since and has began looking at the website to make a list for the ones he wants for his birthday (the rollercoaster tops the list). dayton-and-steven-play-with-knex-christmas-2008

Our “second” Christmas… Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Sandi, and Aunt Misty came to visit.

First, old St. Nick stopped by overnight and the kids waited for everyone to get up to check out their stockings.



Lonny and I also got too many presents. Lonny got an ice fishing house (which is really a present for me, cause then he takes a kid fishing for the afternoon).


Even though we all got a ton of great presents this year, by far the most extravagant present that we received as a family was from Misty. I as unable to catch a picture of Dayton when he unwrapped it, but she got the family a Nintendo Wii! Dayton fell in love with it when we visited her in October, but understood how much they cost and set aside his desire for one. Shock and elation are the only way to explain it. Our whole family really enjoys it and we can all have fun together!


Thank you everyone for making one of our hardest Christmas seasons a wonderful experience. We feel truly blessed to have loving and understanding family members during the holidays. We enjoy hosting Christmas celebrations and hope that next year finds everyone happy, healthy, and employed!

One comment

  1. Crystal, I really loved reading the blog….and seeing the pictures. I will be keeping an eye on your blog so we can stay better connected. You know, love, you are and have always been a blessing to me, thinking of the years we had together brings a smile on my face and a tear in my eye, you always have a special place in my heart and life. I love you so and am so proud of you and lonny….love grandma

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