Thursday, January 1, 2009

December 26-Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's Shaum's


We stayed home for Christmas this year and made a quick trip down on the 26th and back on the 27th-I don't even think we were there for 24 hours, but any time with Grandma and Grandpa is priceless. We opened our gifts from Grandma and Grandpa and the usual shouting, screaming, and whistling went on. The best part is to hear Grandma and Grandpa tell us how much we mean to them and how much they love us. We LoVe YoU TwO even more!

Grandma with the famous excited look that she always has during Christmas!!

Stetson and Hayden opening their gifts.

Dani, Abby, and Ashley trying to decide if grandma would notice if Dani stood in for round two of the gift giving.

The joke was on Danny this year and we all got a kick out of it. This year for the Devin and Kim Shaum family we drew names and decided that everyone would buy each other a book. We opened our books on Christmas but Danny and Branae weren't there-they were in Franklin with the Porter's. Devin got a world map book, I got a book from Garett that he made in school and it is his life history, Ryley got a gift certificate to go to the Face Reader so he can be read like a book, Ashley got a piano book, Hayden got a book on graphic design, Garett got a book on sport facts, Easton got a book on how to make radio's and alarms. So when we finished Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa we asked if we could finish our Christmas. I had Danny's name and Devin being the practical joker that he is had a great idea of buying a book at DI and cutting the center out and putting some AR15 bullets inside. So Devin found a perfect book something on physical and mental health. I wrapped it up and gave it too him after our Christmas was done with the Shaum's. but before it I gave Danny some big speech about how this book has meant a lot to Devin and I in our marriage and we just wanted him to have it to help him and Branae-I even almost cried it was an amazing performance. It was silent as everyone watched Danny open the book. If you could of seen the look on Danny and Branae's face along with every one else as he read the title. Needless to say he finally opened the book and there was nothing but laughter-so this next picture and the one before are from that moment. We love you Danny thanks for being a good sport and promise me you won't use those bullets on me!
All Branae could say was I never saw that book in our house growing up?!

1 comment:

Lori said...

That story was so funny. I'll have to try that joke sometime with one of my one of my brother in-laws. Your family pics are cute.
Happy New Year!