For our Oldham family Christmas party I made my mom's whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. We have never had a party without them and it didn't seem right to go without. So in honor of my parents being on a mission I decided to continue the tradition. They were a big hit of course and didn't last long. :)We took a family picture to send to my parents but we really missed Jim and Megan's family.
Uncle Eric gave Gilbert a Jarritos drink they used to get when they worked together doing tile. Ruby was trying her hardest to get some.
The grandkids had a white elephant exchange with old toys they didn't need anymore and the lightsavers from Melinda and Gene's family were the biggest hit.
The adults had a white elephant gift exchange and Doug and Melissa got three goldfish from us. It was a fun surprise.
Melinda was having many cravings and good ideas of what would taste good for our New Years treats. We got a little carried away with the baking, but Lori, Melinda, and I had so much fun in the kitchen. No one could leave the kitchen until everyones desserts were made. ;) I even had to sit on a chair in the kitchen to feed Ruby while Lori and Melinda made the cake. I love my sisters! Everyone who came for new years was supposed to bring pizza for their family and a treat to share. We got a little carried away with our treat to share.... No bake cookies, brownies, frosted sugar cookies, marble cake with chocolate frosting, muddy buddies, and a seven layer bean dip. Others brought a lot fun deserts and salsas and chips to share as well. This is just to show the fun me and my sisters had.
We sure had a lot of good eats.
There wasn't any snow to sled/play on this new years. It was the weirdest new years ever for that reason. But we did have the best fire works we've ever had, thanks to Nate Oldham, and we sure had a lot of fun being together as family. I'm so glad Melinda and Gene got to come be with us. Thanks to Lori and Bing for there awesome hospitality.