Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Break

We spent Christmas this year in Virginia with my family. Nothing says "Jolly" quite like leaving for the airport at 4:30 in the morning for a 7:00 flight in San Francisco. But not to worry, i had a flight attendant who felt that she would make the passengers more in tune with the holiday spirit but changing the lyrics to classic christmas songs to fit with traveling with Delta, it was very awkward. The flight was a little early, but both Aaron and i arrived safe and sound in Virginia . Our holiday was fantastic, full of quotes from Christmas Vacation, grandkids running a-muck, and lots of family togetherness, i wouldn't have had it any other way. Here are the usual million pictures from Christmas break. Enjoy.

Hanging out with Carly and Tay by the heat dish. It was freezing in Virginia.The Christmas Eve Nativity Scene. this was Round 2. There were two rounds so that both girls could be Mary. The Nativity is always more fun when the little kids do it. Taylor, Stacey, and Carly by the tree.Christmas Morning! Don't we look fabulous?
Organizing the presents into piles for each person. There were a lot of people involved in Christmas this year.So Christmas Vacation is our favorite holiday movie, as you might know. In the movie Cousin Eddie and family stop by randomly to help celebrate with the Griswolds. They aren't the classiest of folks and at one part in the movie, Eddie is wearing a black "Dicky" under a white sweater. A dicky is a turtleneck without sleeves, just the neck part and some material coming down. Well, my mom found a dicky at a thrift store and gave it to my dad as a gag gift. this was his reaction.Matt and his Wii. We had a lot of fun playing this over christmas.The Stringham KidsThe Stringham girls being awesomeWhat is a holiday without taking the obligatory family picture?
And of course, the most important members of the family, the grandkids. Brooklyn, Taylor, Carly and Lulu (Emma).


Mema of 5 said...

I loved reliving Christmas through your post. Good times. Do change the "Uncle Clark" to Cousin Eddie. Thanks!

The Harrisons said...

Sounds like so much fun! That is one of our favorite Christmas movies, too! I've got to get my hands on one of those dickies. But Travis would probably really wear it-in public.