Tony, Me, Luke, Getting Ready to Open Presents
Luke, Josh, Matt in their new OU/OSU Shirts
Me, Desiree (nice face - I didn't realize this was the bad picture, I meant to grab the one where we're all smiling - seriously) and Stef in the aprons Auntie made for us.
So... some of us are piddling around in the kitchen cleaning up from supper, and Matt comes running in hollering. Little Josh had just gone down for his nap, so we're all like, SHHHH!!! and he goes, No, Call the fire department, Smokey's field is on fire! So... we all rushed out to look, (and called the fire department) and sure enough, the field between his house and ours was on fire. Fortunately it was blowing towards the driveway, not any of the houses, and we caught it early enough that some of the guys were able to run down there and pretty much had it out by the time the fire department even got there. Tony said later he was running down there thinking, what on earth am I going to do when I get there??? Spit on it??? But, they found hoses and shovels and got to work.
The first fire truck actually went past the driveway... very funny to watch.
After all that excitement and food we decided it was the perfect day for touch football. Yes, that's me out there, yes, it was perfectly safe for me to play, no I didn't hurt myself, yes, my doctor would approve, yes, I am always careful :)
It was really funny - for a while our strategy was throw the ball to Sally and have her run towards Matt - any time I got near him he threw his hands up and ran backwards, afraid he was going to bump into me. He's such a sweetheart :)
Talking... we do a lot of that.
Mommy taping down cords. The day after Christmas we moved all the furniture in the den area to accommodate her new gas fire place heater "thingy"