My Brats,  Random and Odd


merry christmas

I hope you all had a great Christmas! I got a wood duck, pink robe & the first season of “The Muppet Show” on DVD.
Shaun got a cross dressing Santa hugging a frog-ornament (thanks Fonz), Nintendo Flashback (with the greatest game EVER…Pong!) and a Home Depot gift card.
Tyler got his NintendoDS system. Marina got her cell phone. Shea got a video camera. Alyx got a video game that will keep her entertained for hours and hours. Kara got a credit card (Watch out Roseville Mall!)

All in all it was probably the best Stone/Baland Christmas thus far. (We’ve only really had 2 official Christmasasssess though)

What did you all get?

Pitfall and is good!

cell phone- the best present!

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  • Andrea

    Sharkey beat me to it…no, not first post, but saying how great the picture of Marina with her new phone is. Love it! (and apparently so did she! :))

    Merry Christmas to you and the whole family.

  • mrtl

    Excellent pictures!

    We got a 104.1 temperature and not much interest in opening presents. meh. We may just celebrate all week, with a new present each day.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  • MrsDoF

    We got an inch of new white snow to cover the old gray snow.
    Middle Son brought home his 4 month old kitten because he couldn’t find anyone to care for it over Break.
    The youngster shredded the papers and ribbons with wonderful abandon.
    Watching our 11 year old grouchy grandaddy cat avoid the energetic young beast is bunches of fun.

    Husband made French toast for breakfast. The sons kept calling it Freedom toast.
    The sons, who are working together, are making something called pierogis for dinner.
    And the dishwasher is loaded and running.
    Talk about me having it free and easy for the holiday!

  • Kami

    I love those pictures! I got a new car, and a new speedlite! WOO HOO!!!!! Hubs got a Tumi bag. Kid got a lot of shit he doesn’t need. Damn that Santa!

  • Shell

    Oh! First season of the Muppet Show! Jealous! I’ve got a few individual episodes but the whole first season!

    I got another flat screen monitor so now I have two! Now I can do homework on one and read blogs on the other!

  • Adrienne

    I got a 1GB SD card for my camera, Ugg boots, a dremel tool (everyone needs one of these things!), a wireless keyboard and lots of other cool, fun stuff. The cats got one of those drinkwell water fountains to drink from – spoiled! Our best present opening experience was when my 8-year-old cousin (who travels a LOT for ice skating shows and such) opened a pink iPod mini. Oh the joy!

    I love your photos. I will look at them all when I can find a connection that isn’t dial-up!

  • Momentarily_Distracted

    Your photos: priceless.
    Very heartwarming!
    I got a new purse (fossil-my fav)
    two $25 gift cards to Hastings (already spent as of today lol)
    A silver and diamond necklace from Dad…he does not shop for us at all because of his claustrophobia/fear of crowds in inclosed spaces so I was all like Marina almost. Whoo-hoo!
    And…I got brand spankin’ new jammies! So comfy!
    With gift cards I bought a DVD of George Carlin and Graham Chapman (he was a member of Monty Python) and now I have a $50 gift card to Macy’s to play with whenever I get around to using it….I really wasn’t that good, but I must’ve scored some points with St. Nick or something ’cause I made out like a bandit! :oD

  • Tammy

    That cell phone picture is priceless!

    I got a sewing machine, wallet to go with my new Dooney and a deep fryer. When did I become such an old lady?

  • The Recovering Straight Girl

    I got a D-50, I got a D-50, I got a D-50!

    And martini glasses, a recordable DVD player, a Liz Claiborne fleece, and a D-50!!!!!!

    Mikayla got a cell phone too, and one of those video cameras too from her Dad.

    Marina and Mikayla had similar looks when they opened their cell phones, now don’t lose Marina’s cell phone now!!!!

    Happy Christmas HAB, I heart you…
    Now, will you please come to Portland and give me lessons on my new camera????? (Bring Bambi…)

  • Christy J

    Oh, and I got…

    -a new cell phone
    -a grill
    -a coach purse
    -3 le creuset pots
    -some nike shox
    -a kick ass pillow with silver in it
    -a sewing machine
    -lucky jeans
    -a gift cerificate to go make 28 bottles of reserve wine
    and I’m sure I’m forgeting something….