Thursday, January 17, 2008

Christmas Weekend - Part Deux

The Furniss household was a prr-etty quiet this year. Koryn and her family stayed in Texas to bask in the sun, and the Paces stayed in Missouri to work on their midwest accents, so it was just the 'rents, the Rileys and the two youngest Furni. We surprised mom and dad with a delicious crepe breakfast (Noah is reason they created crepes. He seriously has these down to an art, which is good - because the first time I attempted and failed I nearly threw the thing across the kitchen. It's really a test of patience more than anything, so it's right up Noah's alley), and then we spent the afternoon at the Salomon Center in downtown Ogden.

I've never been bowling with my family - but I think we should start a tradition, or a league, or a bowling mentors program or something - because for real, we've got skills. Every single one of us broke 100 - except for the only really athletic one in the family. I won't call her out, but she's the one in the picture. And she's not me.

To top off the Christmas Eve festivities we saw National Treasure 2 and then made a quick stop by Costco, where we each proceeded to toss whatever finger foods we were craving into the cart. We went home, heated up our no-prep Costco meal and enjoyed the rest of the evening together playing games. BBQ meatballs and bowling - we're not white trash, I swear. :) Actually, this Christmas Eve goes right up there with my list of favorites. We really missed the rest of the clan, but it was a great day with Mom, Dad, Megs and Collin.

Christmas morning was super-chill, seeing as how the youngest individual in the whole house stands at an impressive 6'3" these days. After a relaxing breakfast, some very generous gifts,and some more relaxing (whew, what did we DO all day?) we headed to my cousin's home for Christmas dinner. One of the evening's highlights? Mom and Dad Wii-Boxing. Hysterical. Dad's a fairly friendly fighter. Mom on the other hand... she's pretty scrappy in the imaginary ring.

11 comments:

Darby said...

I love those pictures of your parents playing with the Wii. Good times!

"All you need is love" said...

I am loving those pictures of Mark and Julie, knowing the Barlow competetive side I'm sure Julie was in it for keeps.
Looks fun and you look darling, Allison.

Kari & Matt said...

You're not white trash? You ARE from Ogden! :) I kid.

melissa said...

Megan looks like she loves losing. I would love to know Noah's secret to crepes!

cacrowell said...

Yeah, the Wii is pretty intense! Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas break! Bowling IS awesome...when you're on a roll. Crepes--they are an art--for me their yet to be mastered--I love'm though! You're hair is super cute in your pictures! Happy New Year--bring on 2008!

whit said...

those pics of your parents are hilarious!! I don't think my parents would even TRY that! That's awesome!

Linds said...

After spending New Years with your parents, I can totally appreciate those Wii pictures! The Elmo sledding picture has to be one of the funniest things I have seen in awhile. You are a great writer...I always find myself laughing out loud whenever I read your posts!

Desiree said...

Ali-
Hey, it's Desiree (Harrison) Funk. Irony of ironies. I'm reading my friend Katie's blog. I decide to click on the link to her friend Traci's blog since Traci hung out with us occassionally. So now I'm reading on Traci's blog about how she had blogged about Katie. I click on the comments to see if Katie had commented. Are you following me here? But no, YOU had commented! What are the chances? I run into an old friend through reading a blog about running into old friends via blogging. Anyway, hi. You're adorable. I perused through your site and loved reading about the ins and outs of the new Riley family. This has got to be your longest comment ever. Take care.

Devin Barlow said...

I would have loved to see your parents play the Wii. Wow...i would buy one for the purpsoe only!

Mercy said...

I loved seeing your parents playing the Wii--I've spent too many hours complaining about too much video game playing in our household but I have to say, I've been grateful for the Wii that arrived at Christmas--especially with our negative midwest temps this last week only adding to the already present cabin fever -- the kids (and parents) can actually work up a sweat--who needs a gym when you've got Wii boxing??

Jen said...

I want to frame those pictures of Mark and Julie!