Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Daniel and I made the trek to the midwest to spend Christmas with his family this year. It was a long 18 hour road trip. A highlight of the trip was when we accidently stumbled across one of our favorite BBQ places, Two Dudes BBQ in Missouri. We come across it 2 1/2 years ago on our way from Idaho to Atlanta. It was a Festivus Miracle! Here are some highlights of Christmas Day.

Daniel putting on his new man-apron. I had to be really sneaky when I was making him this since he was out of school and I worked all day.

Here he is outfitted with the man-apron, kitchen utensils, hat and work gloves.

This was a 'sweet' surprise from Mike & London, an amazing box full of treats!

My niece Emery with her new Christmas ornament. My Aunts made us kids ornaments each year until we graduated high school so I'm trying to continue the tradition with my nieces and nephews.

This is becoming a George family tradition to go to King Kong on Christmas while they are giving away free meals.

Daniel with his free Gyro, fries, and orange drink (but you can't see the drink, its in the cup holder)

I had a really great Christmas. This year I tried not to focus on presents and getting my hopes up for things I would like but instead more on service and the true meaning of Christmas. Another thing that has helped is Daniel and I have been reading The New Testament and have almost finished reading the first four gospels. I have really enjoyed reading more about the life of Christ, and give him credit for all the many blessings in my life.


Melissa said...

That is a long road trip! How does it feel to be back in cold weather for a little bit? Oh - and I like Daniel's man apron.

Annette said...

Love the man apron! We missed you both. Congratulations on your New Testament study. May your Merry Christmas continue.

stephanie clawson said...

I like the man apron! Sure miss you Ellen. Hope you had a great Christmas!

Garrison Family said...

i LOVE the pictures. the one of emery made me sad we couldnt be there again. you did a great job with the ornaments. we got them the day after christmas, thank you so much. your ridiculously talented. have i ever told you that?!? anthony got a whisk just like dan!

really love the omaha updates. really. a lot!

Susan P. said...

Love the peek into your vibrant lives!