Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Practically Perfect Christmas

I don’t know about you but I really really enjoyed having the Christmas holiday on a Sunday. Mr. Dunbar was off “early” on Friday, we had all day Saturday to celebrate with the Dunbar side, all day Sunday to celebrate with my side, and then we still had Monday off. Hip Hip Hooray for that!

Anywho… in keeping with an effort to record our holidays, here are a few (or a lot) of shots from our weekend.

Christmas Eve morning at Grandmas Judy’s; waiting for presents and breakfast and not getting too much cooperation. IMG_6407IMG_6408IMG_6434IMG_6443IMG_6452IMG_6473IMG_6474

After Grandmas house it was nap time and Church. The boys were much too wired and did not go to sleep, so we wavered back and forth on going to the 2pm service or the 4pm service. Finally, at the last minute we decided to go to the 2pm service. Well, when you get to church late on Christmas Eve, you’ve got to sit in overflow… which sort of sucks. But it worked to our advantage because the boys were restless and the drinking fountain that was right behind us was instant entertainment until the boys got to go up on stage and hang their Christmas ornament.


Christmas Eve night is always spent at Auntie Marian’s house. Who doesn’t host parties when their 100?? She did all of the dishes and wouldn’t let anyone help with that.


The kids sitting around waiting for Santa to show up. The adults were “tracking him” on their phones.


Santa was totally sober. (Long story.)


Remember when I said there would be Christmas Chaos?IMG_6603

Part Two, Christmas Chaos, Christmas Morning

Monkey was out of bed at 6am. I was already up nursing the baby and Monkey bursts in and says, “Mommy, Santa came. He came and I thought to myself, should I open all of my presents now? Or should I wait. And I thought to myself, waiting would be the right thing to do.”

So at 6 o’clock on Christmas morning we were all up busting open packages.IMG_6631IMG_6634IMG_6635IMG_6639IMG_6640

Bogie kept saying, “I got a box. I got a box!”  I think he meant he got an Amazon box, but who knows. He was thrilled with each thing.


Craziness, yes. Wonderful, yes.

Part 3, Christmas Chaos, Grandma and Papa’s

My mom always puts on a wonderful spread of food. This was lunch when we got there.


You can’t see them, but inside are tamales. YUM!


Bogie singing his Christmas song.


Somebody thought they were real funny giving this as a Christmas gift.IMG_6715IMG_6719IMG_6721IMG_6725IMG_6736

Monkey screamed, “A DS, just what I always wanted!”IMG_6740IMG_6746IMG_6750IMG_6786IMG_6789IMG_6761

My parents with their brood of grandkids. First pictures ever with all of them in it.IMG_6817IMG_6818IMG_6823

Merry Merry Christmas 2011.

~mrs. dunbar


Amber said...

mmmmmm you soooo asked for that christmas gift. Besides, look at HUGE grin on Scott's face! RAD shot!! i love it!

Nicolle said...

Auntie Marian is adorable! I want to hear more about the bra as a present, and the sober santa. :) The spread your mom put on looks absolutely delicious. What a great Christmas!

Brooke said...

Wow, you did a GREAT job of capturing Christmas!!

alisha said...

Beautiful all pics and good family. cute kids and nice planning for Christmas festival . lovely gifts and amazing this post . really unique idea
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Mrs. C... said...

I am giggling that Amber used the word RAD! That is stinking Awesome in itself! Christmas chaos is the heart of the season. My favorite is still the day after, when they rediscover what it is that they actually got, after the overload. Um....didn't you just love the Yule log on TV? It's in our pictures too! ;)