We finally got to have Christmas with the kids last night. Had the blizzard not gotten in the way, we’d have been able to do it Christmas Night, but Mother Nature, often has her own ideas for how things should go and sometimes they don’t jive with what we’d like to have done.
Kelsey and Ty gave me the framed print of Bam Bam and I’m really glad they did. She and Ty hooked their dad up with a framed print from his favorite day of the year, our Branding, and they gave us a Minnesota Vikings tin of Popcorn, as well as framed black and white school photos, which I like better than the color ones that we already had, courtesy of their mom. Kels also blessed me with a custom halter she had made in Vegas, and she gave her dad one too; but it’s not custom and didn’t get photographed.
Ty got a super cool pair of boots that we picked up Vegas, and some new xbox game that he wanted. Of course I wasn’t paying attention and the camera wasn’t ready for the amazing expression on his face when he realized what it was. It might be Call of Duty. We also got him a table-top roping dummy that was the highlight of the night, entertainment wise. Kelsey’s big gift didn’t get here yet, and she doesn’t know what it is, so I can’t tell you , but she did have her stocking stuffed and got the full series (to date) of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.
Here are a few of the photos from the evening, and all the fun that was had! Don’t forget to look at the bottom left of the photo-there is commentary to be seen there! I realize too that my house is messy. We live in this house. In fact, the table was barely cleaned off from dinner, when the roping dummy made it’s debut there. So please, pardon the mess. The Zebra print chair isn’t supposed to be a coat rack either.
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy NYE celebration. We plan to break out the guitars, and the booze, stay in and hang with the kids, and the siblings that are here (Bud and his wife, Kirsten; Guthrie and the cousin, Danial). Should be a fun time. I’ll see if I can manage photos of tonight too. Be safe everyone!
the south dakota cowgirl