Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Family Christmas #2

Monday my side of the family celebrated Christmas. We are staying at my moms and my dad came over around 10:30am. My brother made it with his girlfriend close to 12:30pm. Bowling was on the agenda. Original dinner plans were for 2pm, but with open bowl ending at 5pm we decided to go bowling first. The highlight of bowling was seeing a typical St. Louis County "hoosier." This guy was stuck in the early 80s. Tight jeans, black tank top(it's 40 degrees), tattoos all over, a Steve Perry(Journey) non-haircut. It was hard not to laugh.

7 of us bowled while mom and dad stayed home with the kids. We came back and opened presents. My brother's girlfriend goes crazy for Christmas. My brother wants to implement the "no gifts for me" rule while she probably spends $75 per person on EVERYBODY. Humbling when your brother's girlfriend spent more on my kids than we did. Or spending $25 total on him and his girlfriend and receiving probably $150 total value in return.

We finally ate dinner around 5pm. Kind of traditional considering we had junked up on chips, cheeses, sausages, and candies. We had ham, green beans, potatoes, Pasta House salad, rolls and more.

It was a good day.

Today's post will probably involve the adventures of car shopping for my mom. I sold Jeeps from 1990-1996 and I am already dreading stepping foot on new car lots. Will keep you posted.

7 comments:

Deanna said...

Sounds like you had a fun time. My type of Christmas would be bowling as well. Love to bowl.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to deanna: I did pretty good. Beat my brother one game of the two. Bowled 190 and 159.

cocohenry said...

Ahhhh...... nothing like Christmas in St. Louis and running into real "hoosiers". Hope y'all are having fun!

Wiccachicky said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday! I don't envy you having to shop for cars with your mom. Every time we did that as kids it took FOREVER and she could never make up her mind.

jules said...

Your brother has a girlfriend? Dang, he was my back-up guy. You've always made him sound SO (ahem) "wonderful".

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to coco: Adding weight to this already at capacity body. Good eats here for sure.

The MAN Fan Club said...

REply to wiccachicky: we were all over the lot. Pontiac G6 or Vibe or Grand Prix. Weren't too impressed with the Chevy selection.