Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksmas at the Combined Family House...

...back to Cape Friday afternoon and today we're celebrating Thanksgiving/Christmas with the Holyfield-Howard-Wright-Groeteke Combined Family! When we went to San Fran a couple years ago, we met a family that was divorced and remarried and they called themselves a combined family so we coined the term and use it all the time.

Saturday morning, mom and Jo (stepsis) were in the loft looking at quilting books dangling their feet. We'll be making another trip up there tonight to make ugly sweaters and gift tags.

Later in the morning, we exchanged gifts. Here I am with my loot....oh and look closely, Emma's there too!
Jo gave my mom a framed picture of her two favorite son-in-laws (check out the pics, they're really hamming it up).

I got lots of super good gifts but this one I'm very excited about. It's a recipe book with recipes from restaurants like Olive Garden, T.G.I. Friday, Red Lobster, etc...I can't wait to find one to try out. I also got stock, Lowe's gift card, Nicolas Sparks book and the puppies got a big tub of treats. Matt got lots of cool stuff too including a new board game called Last Word. I'll let you know how it is after we play.

OH! And the biggest gift was our trip to Florida!!! We're going there the week after Christmas to stay at the house my mom and David just bought.

We're about to eat lunch (I'm starving, saving up so I hopefully don't get too full). I'm really glad I brought my laptop so I can blog as the weekend progresses rather than try to remember it all when I get home. Hope everyone is enjoying their afternoon Thanksgiving weekend. I get one more day and night before I have to return to work and I'm going to try to enjoy every minute of it!


Angie said...

Wow that's cool that Christmas came early for you guys! And I'm jealous that you get to go to Fla. What city? My grandparents had a condo in Naples and I loved spending time down there every year.

Meredith said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Do you guys always do Christmas this early with your mom?

Cecilia said...

What an awesome gift!!! I'm so jealous! Looks like you guys had a blast.

Kevin and Katie said...

I have last word as well. It's fun. . . you will probably beat Matt. That's just my guess. You would probably beat me as well. Have fun in Florida after Christmas.