25 December 2009

Steffes Family Christmas


We were in Wien on Christmas Eve this year. Everyone was there, which is fabulous and I hope it can continue forever! We started out the morning playing Rock Band, Beatles version, which was so much fun! Everyone participated by either singing, playing the drums or the guitar.

We had a fabulous lunch prepared by Joy and Irene. We had Tim's smoked turkey, ham, baked potatoes, corn, biscuits, and homemade noodles. For dessert we had homemade chocolate pie.

Santa came to visit after lunch and brought gifts to Janie, Alex and Adam. They were thrilled!

Our annual gift exchanged was themed Personal Indulgences. Each of us brought a gift that expressed something we would not want to live without! I brought a cookbook and a vintage apron, Bob brought travel books and magazines, Ashley brought OPI nailpolish and Eric brought coffee. We got great gifts in exchange!

The ladies were asked to pick a gift from Irene's closet. We could trade if we wanted to but we all got great things. I received a scrapbook and vintage aprons that belonged to Bob's great grandmother!

After all the festivities we have an annual photo of each of the families. You are seeing ours at the top!

We played games (True Colors) and gabbed a bit before everyone had to leave. Karen and Tim, Susan and Kelley have a four hour drive! It was a fabulous time!


  1. Sounds wonderful, Terri.

    Our family was here for breakfast. Christmas is sort of like a progressive dinner, for them!:-)

  2. We have the Beatles version of Rock Band. It is fun to play with a group!

    Your Christmas seems like a wonderful and creative time. The themed gift exchange is a good idea. We will have to keep that in mind.

  3. Hi Terri, Love your family picture. So happy you all enjoyed the holiday. You look good; are you beginning to feel stronger? I wish all of you much joy and happiness in the New Year.

  4. You have been one busy lady, Terri! I so enjoyed reading your recent posts and catching up with you and your family!

    Your Christmas Eve sounded awesome! It sounds like a lot of fun was had by all. Did you encounter any weather issues? We were in the midst of the blizzard....but we have a great vehicle for snow, so we didn't miss a thing. Christmas Eve at my BIL'S, then Christmas Day at our son's in Lenexa. Yesterday, we were still having snow....also a lot of drifting had happened....so we had to clear the drive and sidewalk again.

    Congrats to Ashley on receiving her master's!

    Hope you are feeling OK (you looked great in all of your photos) and I'm wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    L, Dana

  5. It all sounds wonderful! And I agree with Ashley on the OPI!

    Merry Christmas, Terri!

  6. I love this gift idea. How did I miss all these posts! Acccckkk!


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