Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's Thankmas Time in the City!

Thankmas is a funny tradition in our family that started the year that E and I moved to Tarpon Springs. My sister,her boyfriend, her daughter( my niece), then husband and my great niece, Kaela would pick a weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas and drive up to our house. Originally we'd draw names the year before and buy for one person. This has been replaced by all of us here in this area buying gifts for Kaela as she is far more fun to watch open packages than the adults! lol. When Rob and Chris both got off work yesterday, Chris picked up Kristen and we all met her for one of E's famous turkey dinners with all the trimmings. After supper was cleared, our second funny family tradition took place...Matt, my niece's good sport of a boy friend read the Cajun Night Before Christmas in dialect to all of us assisted by Kaela who will do the honors of the reading next year. Then it was Kaela's turn to open her gifts from us...3 new tops, a pair of dress black pants and two sets of Disney scrap paper sets complete with stickers. She completed a layout while the adults talked. She also modeled some of her new clothes for us. It's a Wonderful Life played last night at our house starring assorted members of our family! Hope your holidays are proving wonderful as well.


Deb said...

Looks like fun! Happy Thankmas to you!

Roz said...

Wow...she is getting so grown up! I have enjoyed watching her grow over the years of our friendship!