Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Party with the Bruschke's

We had a fabulous time as always celebrating Christmas with the Bruschke's. It was especially fun because my sister and her family came into town from Nebraska. For some reason I didn't get a picture of us together:-( Grandpa and Grandma Bruschke gave my kids pillow pets which they have been wanting for a very long time, along with a couple books and flashlights. This year I was lucky enough to pull my brother Brad's name out of the hat for our gift exchange. He jokingly sent me an email a month or so before Christmas telling me a hand gun was on his wish list. Yeah right!! Since that was way over our gift limit I made a trip to Walmart and bought him a nice plastic pistol. It was definitely a good laugh and maybe someday he will get himself a real one:-)

Christmas Party with the Morgan's!

It was a different Christmas this year for us and our families since not living in Utah anymore. Normally we would have spent Christmas Eve with the Morgan's but since we wanted to be home in Idaho for Christmas our get together ended up being a few days before Christmas. I can't say that I liked it that way either as it was just another reminder that life really is different for us now. I love being with family during the holidays so it was hard knowing we basically had only one day to spend with each side of the family. But on the other hand I really enjoyed being in Idaho just with my little family on Christmas and not having anywhere to go.
At the Morgan party it was definitely the year of University of Utah gifts and we loved it! Grandma Morgan gave the boys U of U jackets, cute U of U decorations, a U of U quilt for our card table, along with many other fun things from aunts, uncles, and cousins. We also got to meet our new beautiful niece Taylee. She is such a cute little thing and Whitney is so happy she finally has a girl cousin on the Morgan side.

Fun in the Leaves!

Fun in the Leaves!