Kaufusi Family 2011... plus Stephy, Kenny, and Terenn
Merry Christmas everyone! Or as they say in New Zealand, Meri Kirihimete. Can't believe another year has gone by. This Christmas was a bitter sweet Christmas. Sweet because this is Bronson's last Christmas away from home! Bitter because this is Corbin's last Christmas for the next 2 years. So sad but so happy. Those dang missions! So this Christmas has been a blast in a glass. Last weekend was our annual family Christmas party. Its always fun to get the whole family together and see everyone. Especially all my cousin's little girls. They're all growing so big. We reenacted the nativity scene, had Santa come, and of course ate some really good food. Just a fun night. I really do have the best family and extended family ever.
Our Nativity Scene... All the girls and Devin
Hillary, Carly, and Mark
For Christmas Ever every year we seem to follow the same pattern. Hang out all day, go out to dinner, go see a movie, Steve reads HIS version of the Night Before Christmas (always a treat to see what changes and add ins he makes), then we end the night with a crazy dance party that always makes Michelle so angry. Michelle says we need to be reverent and think about baby Jesus. We think we need to celebrate his birth in song and dance, so we do! This year was different though. We went out to eat at Olive Garden and we all ate way too much! So we took a break between dinner and the movie. Now, as we all know I am an animal lover to say the least. So last night we went and saw "We Bought A Zoo" as a family. This is seriously one of the best movies I have ever seen! You all need to go see it. It makes you cry, laugh, smile, and you learn lots from it. To be honest I now want to own a Zoo! Michelle would never allow that but I think it would be a lot of fun. After the movie we walked around the Riverwoods and looked at the lights. If you haven't gotten a chance to go down there I advise you to. They did a great job with the lights this year. As the night was coming to an end we read our story and got to the part where the dance party is... and then I woke up this morning. I actually fell asleep and ended up wandering up to Michelle's bed. So, there was no dance party. But those things happen. I think my old age is catching up with me. All in all it was a good Christmas Eve. Oh, and its Steve and Michelle's Anniversary! So Happy Anniversary to them. 23 years! Congrats Chelle and Steve-O!
Ready to see We Bought A Zoo
Happy 23 Years to the Lovers Steve and Chelle
Christmas day rolled around and I was under the impression we would sleep in. I mean, we are all older and mature now so I thought we were all ok to just sleep in. Well I was so wrong. 8:30 this morning Daryl came in to wake me up. Followed by Corbin 5 minutes later. Its ok though it was nice to be up bright and early and opening up presents. I would have to say I got the best presents this year. Corbin was definitely ripped off. It was the first year he didn't get some kind of an xbox game. But he is in Pre-Missionary mode so instead of xbox games he got missionary stuff. Like new scriptures and marking pencils. Myself on the other hand, well I've reverted back to being a child. So I got two xbox games and just kid stuff. Those things happen though. I will literally be spending all this next week playing my new games and watching my new movies and such. It's gonna be a good week!
Along with Christmas Day we also get to talk to our dearly beloved Elder Kaufusi. He's doing so great! Besides pulling his hamstring, hurting his knee, and loosing too much weight he's doing great. He's so weird but I guess thats normal right? He would get so awkward asking me about what I do on the weekends, who I hang out with, and anything about normal life. He's doing so great though. The best was listening to him talk to Michelle. Oh how funny those two are. Michelle made it clear that 1. Bronson isn't allowed to extend his mission. She signed up for 24 months and thats all she's giving up 2. Bronson needs to eat more food and stop being "Mannorexic" 3. How sad she is Corbin leaves this Spring. If you haven't caught on Michelle doesn't like sending her boys away for 2 years. and 4. How Bronson needs to figure out the exact date when he's coming home. He said he's too focused to think about coming home... Michelle didn't like that. But Elder Kaufusi is doing amazing over in Auckland. He's a zone leader and is over 28 missionaries. He'll be home in 6-7 months so we cannot wait to get him back to us. Love you Brons!
Merry Christmas Elder Kaufusi!
So now that the day is almost over its time to start cooking a big dinner and choosing a movie to watch tonight as a family. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my Christmas. My family loves me so much they are leaving me for a week! Yes they are getting ready to head to Dallas for the BYU bowl game. I'm kind of jealous they're leaving me and get to see our dear friends the Wahlin family but I got to stay here and watch the house, feed Josie and Porsche, and of course play basketball. Oh and play Rock Band. Anyways hope you all are as blessed as I am to have such an amazing family and a great Christmas weekend. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Everyone travel safe, especially my family and teammates coming back tomorrow. Love you all!!
Alexis Kaufusi, Porsche, Josie and the rest of the Family