Sunday, December 20, 2009

Be Your Best sELF!!!!!

Our Annual Gibson Family Christmas Party was last weekend. Our theme was "Be your Best sELF" We had good food and good times. Everyone got something "elfy" to keep as a momento of this year's theme. Thanks to Scott for sharing his house with all of us. We were missing 2 of Brenda's family this year. Tyler was sick (thanks to his mom passing it on to him) so Troy stayed home with him. Just not the same when we are missing someone.

Allie and the elf she made (with a little help from Alyssa)

My favorite picture... Crazy Charly!

Kami Elf

Nana & Papa (aka Pat and Nolan)

Scott and his boys-

Brenda, Allie, Charly and Josh

Our crazy family
Kami and Vaughn

Matt & Miss Alyssa

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Playing catch up!

It has been a LONG time since my last post. Facebook tends to get more of my attention lately because it's quick but I really don't get to journal what is going on in my life.

My hubby's 50th birthday was last month. I really wanted to make it memorable-not just a shirt or dinner out. Not even a new softball bat. Although I know he would LOVE that, he will also just get one when he needs it (which unfortunately is more often than I would like). Anyway, after months of trying to figure out what I could do I decided to surprise him with a trip to Hawaii.

His entire family came over for dinner to celebrate the September,October, and November family birthdays-(trying to catch up on all those we missed). When he opened his present from me there was a card that talked about turning 50 and then directions to open up the box of clues to find out what his present was. There were Mr. Potato head snorkel and fins,

an underwater camera,
a book on Oahu, and finally the airline tickets.
Everyone kept saying what a good wife I was. I thought it was funny because honestly, this was the best "Homer Simpson" gift ever!!!!! Like I wasn't going to enjoy this trip as much as he would? HELLO?! Besides, our anniversary is a week after his birthday and MY birthday is a week after that so it counted for those too.

I want to thank my family that helped us be able to go on this getaway. I told them that if they needed ideas for our birthdays that they could contribute to my surprise-and so they did. It was THE BEST!!!!!

I can't believe I pulled it off and that he was actually surprised!

Anyway, the resort we stayed at was AMAZING-right on the beach. Some of the highlights were the Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkeling, Catamaran ride with breakfast and more snorkeling and SEVERAL drives to the NORTH SHORE because we just loved it there.

It was so nice to be able to get away and not have ball games to get to at certain times (since that is the only time we really ever get away). Best birthday(s)/anniversary EVER! More pictures to come