Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas in Cleburne

Dec. 27, 2009

On the road again, I just can't wait to get on the road again...

It seems like we just got back to Tyler, and we have to leave again. This time it's Christmas with Brad's family in Cleburne. Up and at em early again. On the way to Brad's parents house, Steve (the middle brother) txt Brad telling him to hurry and get there. We were only about 30 minutes away, but Brad just had to txt and say it would be a few more hours. Christmas just isn't Christmas without Brad making some kind of joke. Of course, when we got there they were shocked to see us so soon and excited to see Kherington. It was another full house. Brad's parents, all five boys, myself, Kherington, and Megan (Brooks's wife). With that many hungry boys, of course lunch came first. Afterwards, we opened gifts. This is always a very eventful time in the Baca house. They have a tradition called the 'Dollar General Christmas.' It started as an inexpensive way for the brothers to buy gifts for one another and has turned into gag gifts and it's good for quite a laugh. I'd say the prize goes to Steve for his gift this year. He got Brooks a locket. If you know Brooks, it's funny enough that he got a locket for Christmas. He's about 6'5" 230 and not really the locket type. We were all already laughing when Steve told him to open it. Inside he would find a picture of himself in one side and a picture of Steve in another. It was priceless! After the DG gifts, we all opened the real deal. I got a new George Foreman grill, more scrapbook stuff, and some money. Kherington got even more cute clothes and a cute teddy bear.

The rest of the night was full of football, Kherington fussing (imagine that), even an impromptu talk show in the living room. If I can figure out how to upload videos from my video camera, I'll put it on here with a little better explanation.

Finally it was time for bed. One more night on the air mattress and an early morning ahead of us.

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