And since I lost ALL.
Yes, A-L-L of the pictures on every blog on every post I've ever written in the last 4 years before January 2011 (it was my fault, and please, don't rub it in, or laugh. I will cry. Then I will punch you in the face. Then I will punch you again. Then we can cry together.) I decided, what the heck?
So here it is...Christmas 2010
First up, Ferrell Family Christmas Eve (actually held on December 22nd)
We have a ton of Ferrell Family Christmas Eve traditions. Some have been in place since I was born, and some have cropped up or changed since kids got older, and grandkids keep coming. One thing about Christmas eve never changes- IT'S THE BEST! It's so great to be with so many people who love and appreciate their family, and the special time of year that we celebrate the Savior.
We start with a delicious dinner, and then move to a kids game that involves lots of fun presents.
Jaxon and Oakley, (and mostly Brennen too!) Are best buds...and they sure love their grandma!
Jaxon and Oakley proudly displaying their matching presents during the kids game!
Let the games- BEGIN!
Here is Jaxon as "Joseph" for the live nativity. While, there is a chance that we may have missed the mark a little as far as "joseph" goes...at least he looks like a foreigner!!! :o)
Our crew as Mary, Joseph, star, angels, wise men, and shepherds!
Next Grandpa did his annual "Coin Grab." Each child gets a chance to grab as many quarters (With a few chinese coins mixed in) as they can and put in their bag. Every year by dad makes a number of rules, and has soon as the first kid has his hands in the bucket, he throws all the rules out the window, because the truth is, there is nothing my dad likes better than to be generous!
After that we have an adult game which is always full of great presents. Also usually full of very motivated people to get certain presents, and a generous amount of discussing what exactly constitutes cheating! (All in good fun of course!) Dave and I ended up with gift cards to Pei Wei, Tropical Smoothie, Red Lobster, Outback, McDonalds, and 2 massages! Now that's what I call a good haul !!
The night also usually includes a family candle ceremony led by mom, a parade with instruments while we sing Christmas Carols at the top of our lungs, and another round of carols while we do our best (which is not so good...) to read music while playing hand bells! It's awfully fun, and well...fairly awful!