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Christmas Wrap Up 2010

December 28, 2010  —  Written by Julia 

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I am not the best multi-tasker when the tasks are blogging, having fun, and taking pictures.  Which presents a major problem, really.  Because it is best to take pictures to capture moments of fun and then to blog about it later.  Gah!  One of these days years, I’ll get it right.  I did manage to snap a few pictures:
Greta and her cousin, Brinley.  Greta almost always has her tongue hanging out and during our 4 day stay in Rexburg, she also was most always attached to a cousin or 6!

Greta and the huge pile of presents that got distributed out.  Greta was in awe.
She really liked taking off tags and ribbons and working on other’s presents, but not so much her own…blue wrapping paper didn’t do it for her, I guess.
Chris got A LOT of clothes.  Like…a lot!  And he has been showing them off every day.  He was desperate for some new digs and I was happy to oblige.  His “big”  gift from me was a Shun whetstone, which he also can’t stop smiling about.  Apparently nothing makes a chef happier than a sharp knife.
Oh…and MY big gift–a Janome sewing machine!!!  With a little help from my parents and his, Chris pulled off the ultimate gift and I was completely shocked because there was not even a hint dropped.  Lucky for me, Chris even thought to get me sewing lessons and a gift card for supplies.  Woot!  I can’t wait to learn how to use it and bust out those curtains for the nursery…finally.
A special gift I gave was three paintings for my parents.  They are of the three homes that they have owned and as you can see from their faces, they LOVED the gift.  I had to do SOMETHING diy for the holiday.
Greta liked her stuffed puppy, and her baby einstein piano, and musical giraffe and this alphabet floor mat (that we already determined will not be used as a floor mat, but a toy that we can put away–letters. every. where!)…but she really loved all of the wrapping paper, and ribbons.  Ah well. 
One gift she isn’t thrilled about is her kitty hat and mittens.  She has already learned if she shakes her hands real hard, she can get her mittens off and free up her hands to remove her hat.  That girl!  If she only knew how adorable they are. 

 So…that’s a wrap.  Maybe when my mom or sisters upload their pictures I will have more to show and tell about, but all I can say now is how wonderful our Christmas was.  Greta did amazing sleeping through the night, even with a lot of excited cousins–but by the end of the trip we were all ready to get home to our own beds.  And now that we’re here–I geared up and ready to tackle taking down the Christmas tree, do lots of laundry and get this place organized again so I can start on some more projects!

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  1. I AM FLOOOOOOORED. A sewing machine for your very own??? Chris got the Husband jackpot award! I didn’t get a sewing machine like that…BUT Ryan got me an Anthro rolling pin. OMG I died. We’ve been flouring up our pam sprayer to roll out dough. It is gorgeous and I can’t wait to bake!!! HOORAY!!!

    Greta. STOP IT. You are so cute!

    Glad to see you guys had a fab time and ohh my goodness…a grown up Brinley!! SHE IS SO CUTE!

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