Sunday, December 30, 2012

Leader Family Christmas

 On Saturday, the 22nd, we loaded up the car and headed to Grandpa and Grandma Leader's house to celebrate Christmas with Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  First, Grandma made everyone young and old draw a slip of paper stating what job you were on for the day.  Keith was on putting food away and I was on putting away tables and chairs.
 After everything is put away from dinner, we all head to the basement to start unwrapping presents.  The younger kids all draw names and exchange gifts.  Each grandkid had to draw a card from Grandma to determine in what order to open presents.
 Erica received a Now 44 cd which was just what she wanted.  It has been listened to already many times and at a loud volume.
 Sam received a toy that makes noise from Cara in the gift exchange.
 Justin took his job of picking up wrapping paper very seriously.  He would clean up paper after each gift was unwrapped.
 Cara received a head band and an iTunes gift card.  Just what she needed and wanted to buy music for her ipod touch.
 Ashlin received an "A" journal and a Carly Rae Jepson cd which was on her list of wants for the Christmas season.
 Justin received a set of monster trucks - just what he wanted also.
 Uncle David picked Keith's gift in the adult Chinese gift exchange.  It was a box of chips, jars of various salsa, and nacho cheese.  Unfortunately, David did not get to take the gift home since it was stolen by Mike.
 Keith got a nutcracker dispenser of M&Ms which Justin guarded with his life.  Whenever someone got close to him or mentioned stealing the gift Justin held on tighter and said "NO".
 Jodee's camera made me laugh all day.  Kamree did something to it and the display only shows a 1/4 of the photo.  She kept snapping away all day without a clue what she was really taking a photo of or if she was cutting off heads.  What a laugh!  Hopefully Santa brings Jodee a new camera for Christmas.
 Grandpa and Grandma Leader gave each family a scrapbook for the last four years which is priceless with all the memories inside.  We also received Relay for Life cookbooks.  The kids received fleece sweatshirts and other clothes.
 We gave Grandma Leader this decorative plate and a Hobby Lobby gift card to buy more Cricut supplies.  Grandpa Leader received a renewal subscription to the Nebraska Life magazine and gift cards to Cabelas from us.
After the gift opening the grandkids and adults enjoyed playing bingo for prizes, eating snacks, playing cards, visiting and just hanging out.

Take care,


  1. Looks like a fun and festive Leader Christmas!! Nothing stops Jodee from snapping pictures! :) Happy New Year!

  2. It was another fun Christmas at Grandpa and Grandma Leader's house! Hope Ashlin liked her gift!

    Happy New Year!