Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Recap

We spent Christmas on Lookout Mountain in Georgia.  It's such a great place.  My in-laws (all of them on David's side) live on or near the mountain, so David was with all his siblings, parents, nieces and nephews and his grandmother was there too.

Isabel and Grandpa

Isabel received a couple of things from Santa that were on her list.

Wuggle Pets and an American Girl doll

Our stockings

Jacob mainly got cash or gift cards from the family, plus some nice ties, a dress shirt and a fun T-shirt from us.

Opening his Giga Pudding shirt

She was completely over the moon about her doll

And then superdiduper excited that we got her Disney Universe.

The rest of the family arrived to exchange their gifts to each other.

Notice Isabel is wearing the same outfit as her doll. Gifts from my
sister Brenda and her husband Freddy.
Spoiled Ripley
We also celebrated David's birthday, which is on Christmas day
We played board games or watched tv the rest of the evening.

The next day we all went to the movies.  David and 5 kids watched "Tin Tin" while the rest of us (8 adults - 2 could not come; they have babies) watched the American version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."    Then back to the house for dinner and more board games.

The drive down took about 9.5 hours.  The drive back too us 12.  UGH! Traffic was a mess.  

We had a great Christmas though.  Hope yours was good too.


Kellis said...

What did you think of the girl with the dragon tattoo???

Kaaren said...

I had already seen the Swedish version and liked it. It was very much like the book. There was even the one scene that I had to look through my eyes and could barely watch.

The American version made changes. Did he even have a daughter in the book? I can't remember, but I don't think so.

It was good, real good, especially Rooney Mara, but I like the Swedish one. More like the book.