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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thanks Grandpa Dave and Grandma Sue!

Today, a huge package came in the mail from Grandpa Dave and Grandma Sue, and it was Christmas presents for all the kids. Since we are planning to leave for TN tomorrow night, I let them go ahead and open them. It was like a big party at our house! They always know exactly what all the kids love...

Ashlyn Belle got a little dog that talks on command... She was amazed!

Avery got Cinderella dress up clothes... Her favorite!!!

Courtney got a scrapbooking kit, which is just WEIRD because we had just hauled all of my scrapbooking stuff up to my office so we can start using it again!! It has been in storage, and I was tired of not getting to use it. Courtney is SUCH an artist, she has really enjoyed playing with all of it, and I contemplated getting her a set of her own for Christmas!

Alex got another book in his "Dragonology" collection, which he finds fascinating... obviously! He began reading it immediately!

Avery imediately put the clothes on and ran around singing... "wash the dishes, do the laundry... Cinderelli... POOR CINDERELLI!"

And, true to tradition, the kids enjoyed the packing peanuts and boxes almost as much as the gifts!

For the life of me, I have no idea how all 4 of them fit in this box (although Court looks exhausted... maybe she stuffed everyone in!)! Thanks for the great gifts, Grandpa Dave and Grandma Sue!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

We've Been Elfed!!!

Check out the Vaagen kids as ELVES!!!!
Merry Christmas!!

Granddad's 1965 Pontiac LeMans

Thanksgiving Day
We're Thankful!!!
On Thanksgiving Day, we did a lot of celebrating! We met with a lot of members of our family (on both sides!) in my neighborhood clubhouse, and had a HUGE Thanksgiving lunch! It is always a blast catching up with everyone!

I didn't take many pictures of the meal or the family, because I was chasing the baby around... but I will post other people's pictures later!

One thing I DID take pictures of was when my wonderful Mom and Dad brought Dan a BIG PRESENT.

My Granddad was always one of my favorite people! He bought a 1965 Pontiac LeMans off the showroom floor in 1965, and was the only owner. We still have the original title! When he passed away in 1995, the car was left outside, and experienced some damage and rust. My Father rescued the car, and began restoring it over time. Mom and dad have spent years (literally) revamping this car!

On Thanksgiving day, they brought this car to Dan (who has tinkered with and restored cars since he was in Airborne), and completely surprised us!!! We had no idea it was coming! The look on Dan's face was PRICELESS!!!

Thanks, Mom and Dad!!!