Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Dinner at the Durans 2008

After a lovely Christmas day we headed over to my parent's house for the evening. They always do it up right. Their traditional Christmas dinner is prime rib. And mmm-mmm was it good! It roasted most of the day and was so tender and juicy by the time dinner was served.

That's actually ham in this picture, but check out dad's shirt. It's Ralphie from The Christmas Story!

There's the prime rib - mom was guarding it from the samplers that kept walking by.

Check out Amy's cute red maternity top. I like Samuel's sympathy pregnant belly he's showing off here.

After dinner we opened presents. Jackson was totally into the gifts - he was a pro after learning how to open presents that morning.

And what's a Christmas party without a GORILLA?!
This was dad's big gift. I don't know what the fascination is with the gorilla suit, but it was #1 on his list this year. Needless to say, our kids had no idea what was coming. As grandpa rounded the corner in his new "suit" Lizzie started screaming, Jackson dove for cover and started crying and Trevor and Logan waited for the punchline. Grandpa took of his mask and that alleviated some of the terror, but it wasn't until he was back into his regular clothes that the kids stopped clinging to us. It was all pretty hilarious if I do say so myself.

After presents we did dessert. Boy we eat a lot of sweets during the holidays! There's my favorite again - Cherry Cream Pie!

Trevor likes it too - look at that enthusiasm!

That's my Grandma Dee Dee.

These two are engaged at last - since Thanksgiving actually. This is their "engaged" Christmas together - awww... how sweet!

Thanks to Mom and Dad for another great Christmas. I know I've said it before, but just being together really is the best part of it all. And maybe that gorilla suit...


Older and Wisor said...

Okay, I must be a total geek because that gorilla suit it totally crackin me up! Hilarious. Too bad you didn't have video of the reactions - I bet it was priceless. My kids would've peed their pants.

The Givens said...

What an awesome Christmas. I just love getting together with family too. Oh and the last pic with the engaged couple, I love Lizzie's rface in the background. Super cute kid. :)