2010 The Final Countdown

January 3, 2011

In the last few weeks, we have been consumed with Christmas parties, visits from Santa, holiday shopping, wrapping, decorating, traveling, more traveling (Did I mention traveling?) and then putting all the loot away and taking down the decorations.

To sum up the last few weeks, here is a quick run down in pictures.

My bunco group had a dirty santa ornament exchange. Even though I had a middle number, I went home with exactly what I wanted. I strategically steal things I don't want that are popular so I can keep picking. It's a shame I don't know how to play chess.

The Laugher was there and we tried a few times to get a picture together. Deb and Nadya The Laugher - December 2010
We met The Neighbors at a place called Jumpin' Monkey so they could run around like idiots crazy little people and fit in perfectly.
Troy and Mo - December 2010
My old boss, the high roller Carol's oldest son Ryan came to hang out, shoot pool and learn more from Tim on being a green beret.
Ryan C. shooting pool - December 2010
Again with The Neighbors, we took the kids to meet Santa at Bass Pro Shops. It was Tim, myself, our Troy and Chris with his three kids. This never would have happened if Santa had been at the mall.
Troy with Santa - December 2010

On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus made a quick stop for a drink to see the kids and deliver a few gifts at my house.
Santa at my house - Christmas Eve 2010
Santa at my house - Christmas Eve 2010
Santa at my house - Christmas Eve 2010
Santa at my house - Christmas Eve 2010
Troy enjoyed opening his gifts on Christmas morning.
Troy - Christmas 2010
Troy - Christmas 2010
Unexpectantly on the day after Christmas, we received a record-setting 14 inches of snow at the beach. Since we don't have hills, The Neighbors hooked up a sled to the 4-wheeler and pulled the small kids up and down the street.
Snow in Virginia Beach - December 2010
Snow in Virginia Beach - December 2010
Snow in Virginia Beach - December 2010
Snow in Virginia Beach - December 2010
The next day we began a 1,500 roundtrip journey to Kentucky to visit my in-laws and the rest of the family.
Christmas 2010
This included a visit with The Bob-Father and his wife who has the same name as me. Plus, the same group we enjoy a week long beach vacation with every June.
Christmas 2010
Then we visited my mother-in-law who we didn't force into a sweatshop like when she's at our house. She must have enjoyed our wii because she got one from Santa this year.
Christmas 2010
Christmas 2010
From Kentucky, we traveled back to Bumpass, Va. to visit my parents. In case you're keeping score at home, this was our fourth Christmas in less than a week.
Christmas 2010
Christmas 2010
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Web-Savvy Mom!
Sandy Paws - Christmas 2010

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4 Comment:

Vodka Logic January 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM  

Great pictures. You have all had more down their than up here in the northeast.

My daughters have the same Santa picture as Troy.. apparently the elks get around...and Santa.

Kim January 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM  

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of Jack, June and Troy boy...

blueviolet January 3, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

The Santa at Bass Pro bored holes through my skull with his stare!

Other than that, your holiday looks AMAZING!

CityMom2 January 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

What a picture perfect Christmas! Troy just gets cuter everyday (like my own Troy).
We had snow but not 14 inches!
Love those strike thrus (for a drink).

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