Thursday, January 20, 2011

Christmas 2010

I've decided to muscle my way through the umpteen posts that I've had simmering on the back burner. First is Christmas. I already wrote about what we got, but I want to tell a few side stories.

Carter got the same present for the third consecutive year from Santa Claus. Remote-controlled dogs. That Carter...if he finds something he likes, he sticks to it.

He was quite the ham opening presents this year. At one point he ripped off the wrapping paper from a box and said "a box! A box? Why would I want a box?"

Here are our friends, Dan and Andrea. They're awesome, just so ya know. They came over for most of our Christmas festivities. For Christmas dinner I made duck. Really good duck. Not to mention the potatoes that were fried in the leftover duck fat - one of the greatest substances on earth. As good as it was, we decided not to make it a tradition. Maybe I'll try Turducken next year!

This was our very first real Christmas tree. More Christmas trees come from Oregon than any other state, so we must have sounded really strange telling people at the tree farm that we'd never cut one down before. Noble firs are just beautiful. Plus, they last so long. We also got a Noble fir wreath that is still on our door. I can't bear to toss it out while it's still fresh!

No story here...just stockings. I'm glad we had the foresight to purchase five of those stockings instead of just four. It'll come in handy next year. By the way, Cynthia has her ultrasound on Tuesday!!! Any last guesses on boy or girl?

I tried to build up excitement for the Wii by fooling the boys a little bit. Didn't quite work the way I had hoped, but it was still a decent reaction.


  1. A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats on the Wii! Everyone should have one! My next Wii purchase will hopefully be the new Michael Jackson dance game! LOTS of fun!

    I have been wanting to try to do duck, how did you prepare yours? Turducken is also on my list!

  2. I brined it in orange-pineapple juice with rosemary and thyme then steamed it to render the fat and then pan-fried the duck.

  3. Yay! I'm gonna add you guys as a Wii Buddy! =D And I love the way you built up getting the Wii, but Jordan is way too dang smart. He knew what your present was the moment that he opened his. Lol!!

  4. Mmm, that sounds delicious! I will have to try that - when I'm ready I'll have to get more detailed notes from you! And I agree with Angela, Jordan is just too smart for games like that! :)