Saturday, December 27, 2008


I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. We did. The kids opened presents in the morning. I even got one this year. Carl and I normally don't exchange presents because we never know what to get each other. I had gotten him a laptop when Wal-Mart had them real cheap a couple of months ago. It was supposed to be for Christmas but he saw it before I could hide it. He wanted to start learning how to use a computer and I didn't want him messing mine up so that's why I got him one. It's just a basic one but he can surf the net and that's all he wanted to do. Our anniversary is today - 22 years. So, for Christmas and our anniversary, he got me a ring. It is one I had looked at and wished for but never thought I would get it. He totally surprised me. It was great.

After opening presents, I started cooking. Our friends came over for Christmas dinner. We had turkey and all the trimmings. It was quite tasty. After we stuffed ourselves we sat down to play Buzz. It's a Playstation game and it's like a game show. It's pretty fun. While we were playing we noticed that Russ's top lip had started to swell. He said it felt like he was getting a fever blister. Not wanting to miss any fun, we kept playing. About 30 minutes later we noticed his bottom lip was swelling. That's when we got worried. Dianne called the nurse hotline and they said to take him to the ER. We were worried that his throat would swell shut. After two hours in the ER on Christmas night, two shots (which he was not too happy about), and prescriptions to take home, he's fine. They said it was an allergic reaction to something. I thought I might have poisoned him but since no one else got sick, I don't think it was me! It was pretty weird. He probably won't be coming to our house to eat anymore!

Here's a couple of pictures of the boys on Christmas morning. I didn't take too many pictures and, sadly, I didn't get one of Russ's plumped up lips!

Clayton got Guitar Hero World Tour which includes drums and a guitar and Sean got electronic drum sticks and a harmonica so it's been very musical (loud) around here the last couple of days. But, I wouldn't change it for anything.

Happy New Year!


Heidi @ GGIP said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas. We had a trip to the ER too. Nothing too serious--it was my husband with a terrible ear infection.

Happy New Year!

Pinkalicious said...

Hi Rhonda,

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I have heard fun things about Rock Band and am dying to try it out.....the teacher having our holiday party has it, so come Jan. 9 I am all over it. :) Maybe Clayton and Sean can give me some pointers.