Running from the Law: Happy Holidays - Visiting the Family

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays - Visiting the Family

Since Ryan and I won't be around next weekend for Christmas, we spent this past weekend at "The Farm" (aka my dad's house) over by Centralia, Missouri.  All three little brothers joined us there for a holiday feast and gift giving extravaganza!  It snowed pretty hard on the drive over, and by the time we got there, we had about an inch of snow.  Friday night was spent playing board games, looking at wedding albums, catching up with everyone, and getting our drink on...of course. 

Timmy surprised us all with a new addition to the family...a little Boston Terrier named Pippin.  He's about 5 months old and must have been abused.  Timmy found him on the street, with a broken tail and a detached retina, cold and scared to death.  He's just about the sweetest and happiest little dog in the world right now and loved beyond belief.  He fit right into the pack. 

Satuday we ventured over to Fulton, Missouri to have lunch (and more drinks) with Uncle Ron and Aunt Jane, along with my cousin Alesha and her daugher Eva who were in town visiting from Iowa.  It was so great to finally meet Eva and get a chance to catch up with the family. 

I think Eva could be my child. 

Saturday night was our classic holiday dinner, complete with ham, rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and crescent rolls.  It was mighty delicious, if I do say so myself.  Dinner was followed by our gift exchange.  We gave the parents a bunch of printed and framed photos from the wedding.  And everyone else got a stocking full of goodies. 

Timmy got a shotgun.  Yep, we're that kind of family.

Kyle got Nicorete.

Dad & Kelly got pictures, movies and a new coffee maker.

Chris and Linsdey got stuff for their new house.

Mally got a monkey that she destroyed within 42 seconds.

By the time we left on Sunday, we were all exhausted and completely worn out.  This is the sign of a great weekend.


  1. Hey Sara! I'm actually visiting your site. (Sara guilted the family over the weekend for not reading her blog) I think this was the best Christmas as a family we have had since toys were the main event.

  2. Looks like a great weekend. I'm so jealous that you've already started celebrating Christmas. I flippin' cannot wait to stop working & start celebrating with the fam. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Hi Hon! Wanted you to know that we visit the site occasionally. (This is pretty "hi tech" for me though--I prefer fishing) We had a great weekend with all the family together. We have decided we would like to do it again next year. Kelly will schedule time off for the weekend before Christmas--ck. your calander