Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas and Noble's 19th Birthday

We did get snow but as you can see lots of rain and this was Shay's attempt to keep one big snowball. Dane was holding the umbrella to prevent Shay from getting too wet.

Mom and Dad came to live with us for a while. We were invited to the Fraser's for Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful meal.

The Johnson's and the Brook's came also.

Jayson , Shay, Tommy and Riley Fraser.

Dave, Leanne and Anna
Christmas Morning surrounded by gifts.
Dane and Shay gave each other the same gift from the Dollar store.
Noble is happy with his controller for the computer.
No Todd is not the new Ax murderer. Noble gave Todd a hatchet to build the fires better.
Shay and Dane got the rocks (hand holds) for their indoor rock climbing wall!

Noble with his game playing stuff for the computer. He wants to play old school.
Devree has been sick for the last week. She really didn't feel good at all. Dane gave her a beautiful ornament.

Grandma and Grandpa Rice got their 60th Wedding Anniversary pictures published in a book. They loved it and looked at the pictures over and over. Thanks Kacey for taking such awesome pictures.
Dane was surprised to get a Nintendo DS. He has been asking for 1 for the last 2 years.
Todd got a warm hat from Grandma.
Shay got a 'keg" of rootbeer. It was gourmet root beer and was in an unusual container.

I got what I wanted for about 3 years. A faxer, scanner, color printer and color copier. I really was surprised.
Noble loved his Hoops and Yoyo birthday card.
Happy Birthday Noble! He got headphones and they are noise cancelling.
Noble blew out all of the 19 candles. YEA no Girl Friends!
At 6:15 am we took Noble breakfast in bed. Manny spent the night and covered up his face when we came in. They both enjoyed going snowboarding on Noble's birthday and the next 2 days.
We had a wonderful Christmas. We felt very blessed and overflowing with love to have Grandma and Grandpa Rice here. Christmas was really what you always hope it will be like. I was especially trying to remember every moment thinking of Noble going on his mission and not being here for the next 2 Christmas'. Life changes so rapidly, you need to treasure every minute. We hope you enjoyed every precious moment of your Christmas and start your new year with focusing on important things.
Our Missouri Cousins doing their Nativity on Christmas Eve.

1 comment:

Summer said...

looks like great times. can't wait to see grandma and grandpas special book. love dollar store christmas shopping:) Sorry Dev is feeling so poorly.