Tuesday, December 15, 2015


This is quite possibly one of our most favorite days of the year: the day we celebrate Christmas with our "adopted" family with our "adopted" family name!  We have dinner, gift exchange and visit/play.  It's soooooooooo much fun!  I truly LOVE everyone of these people!  We are family!  And we are spoiled rotten with love and friendship!  I am soooooooooooooo grateful for this crazy crew!
Scott and I always get the kids books for Christmas!
They liked this year's selection....
Scott is a natural with babies!
Raisin is sooooo darn cute!
I love this little Raisin!
Marmalade and Lollipop are great friends!!!!
Spoiled rotten: I can't wait to read the book that Fiddler on the Roof is based on.
And a game about libraries?!  What could be better?!
We've already started asking lots of questions
using Scott's card game "The Art of Conversation...."
The Bettenhausens get to play Bellz! and watch "Cokeville Miracle!"
Amy got chocolate, a mug and I-tunes from the girls....
And these are the books Rachel got from us.
Chris loved his Ohio State booties!
And who doesn't love pizza?
Mad Libs was a huge hit with Hammond!
Key Lime Pie was also spoiled rotten!
She loves her kitchen supplies for when she goes to college...
and I-tunes from "the boys" was a hit too!
Lollipop can't wait to use her new crock-pot!
And she gets to go shopping with a gift card.
Perfect gifts for her from the Bettenhausens and the boys.
Kotten Kandy got books to help with her writing.
She loves them!
And she got pens and journals too!
These families know my daughter well!
Marmalade, Juice, Nuts, Jelly Bean and Apple Pie
were also spoiled by K2 and the boys!
What a fun night for everyone!  I truly feel blessed!


  1. Family is Fabulous! Especially those you get to choose :)

  2. Be sure not to be all "Christmased out". If you can promise, then go ahead and celebrate all you want to when you want to... Mom/Mil