Monday, December 29, 2008

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.....A Little Late!

Is it possible that Christmas has already come and gone? Let's just say that Mia ate up every part of Christmas. I must say that she is at such a fun age. Santa brought her this rocking horse....with the works. They sure don't make rocking horses like they used to.

We are fortunate to live so close to our families, so we were able to spend time with both. My family started a tradition a couple years ago of caroling on a hay wagon. My dad uses his 2 Percheron horses to pull the hay wagon and we go up and down the streets of Fillmore singing our little hearts out. Because is was SOOO cold that night (10 degrees to be exact) leave it up to Grandpa Roper to equip the hay wagon with a generator and a heat source (truly the only way to go).

The annual Roper Christmas party was held in Leamington this year. In previous years the whole extended family would get together for dinner, a gift exchange and some wild and crazy games. This year was a little different. We still had dinner, but instead of doing the regular gift exchange we donated food to the Food Bank of Utah. And instead of the games there was a live band and dancing. This is one party I really look forward to each year.

(Shaking a leg with Uncle Greg)

Oh.....the Christmas sweater party. I looked high and low for the perfect sweater this year. I was thoroughly disappointed with the selection the D.I. had. I spent at least an hour looking through all the racks having no luck at all. I decided to check out the kids section, when I laid my eyes on this BEAUTY. It was a little small.....okay it was REALLY small (and uncomfortable too). I guess that's the price you pay for fashion :) Bryan was a good sport this year (as he is with any sort of dress up function because we all know how much he LOVES to dress up). His sweater is a repeat from 2 years ago and he wears it oh-so-well (blinking lights and all)!
Kelly (the one with the fabulous Christmas cardigan) was the winner of this year's "Best Sweater" (voted by our waitress). This won her a piece of heavenly pie.
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year!

11 comments:

ClingerFamily said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas. I talked to your parents on Sunday and they said that Jordan will be home tomorrow. I am sure that you are excited to see him!

Meladie said...

Looks like a great Christmas. I am LOVING the sweaters!!! :) That's awesome. I have to be honest...my computer was taking a sec to load your words on your post, so I just scrolled down and was looking at the pictures, and I came to the sweater pic of you guys and was like, "wow, marcae getting festive!" It was funny and made more sense when I read 'bout the party...I love it! Cute pics of Mia too..she's a doll!

holli said...

Can I just say......I Love when people dress up in the old Christmas sweaters. Me and some of my friends up here, we go out and eat in our Christmas sweaters every Christmas. Last year people were laughing so hard at us, but it was the best. I am glad that you guys had a good Christmas......Have a Happy New Year!!!!!!

ryanfam said...

Hey, I have some sweaters you can borrow! Good old Grandpa Roper! What would Fillmore be without him?!

The Dumas Family said...

Mia looks so cute. I'm glad she loved Christmas so much! She and Laney can ride their matching horses together. Nice sweater - you pull it off nicely.

Debra said...

Marcae . . . um I'm not sure how to put this . . . but that is MY sweater, my favorite in fact, I just shrunk it in the wash and sent it to D.I. Ouch, I'm so sad that you don't like it. :O

Ha ha! I am so kidding! I love your traditions. You guys are so fun!

The Hawaiian Howells said...

Mia looks so stinkin cute on that horse. I bet she loves it peyton loves to rock but we have yet to get him one yet. I love your sweater and you looked so cute in it. We do need to get together i will eamil you. love megan.

Vicki said...

Love the pictures of Mia and her new horsey. Funny thing, we gave Josh the same horse for his birthday! He loves it! We hope you had a great Christmas. Thanks for the gifts. The girls loved their's. See you soon!

Lacey said...

I hope you had a great New Years and spending it with your brother. Love the pics....Mia and the rocking horse makes me smile.

The House that James Built said...

sometimes i wish i were a roper! you guys do the funnest holiday stuff and have such neat traditions! mia is so cute i want to squeeze her!! love you mar!

The Leishmans... said...

It looks like you had a nice holiday season. Mia is the cutest little cabbage patch girl ever!!
The hay ride looks like a super fun tradition.
Oh and for next year's sweater party - try Savers. I found great items for Halloween this year.