My Favorite Christmas Present(s)

Dear Friends & Family,

He walked in the door with a gift wrapped in deep blue metallic shiny paper. It was the most beautiful gift wrap I had ever seen. I was seven years old and he was Jim Gatson, a good friend of my parents. He had come to our house for dinner bearing gifts for my brother and me. I remember sitting through dinner staring at that present and dreaming of what could possibly be inside. Finally it was time to open our gifts. I was careful not to rip the the delicate metallic paper. Inside the box was a pair of white knee high boots. I couldn't believe my eyes! They were the kind of boots I could only dream of wearing, now it was a reality, I had white boots! I even saved the wrapping paper, I kept it in a special box under my bed for years. When Jim came the next year he gave me a real rabbit fur jacket and hand muff as white as snow. Even though our California climate was rarely cold enough to warrant the warmth, I wore that jacket and used the hand muff often. They were so soft and luxurious. Thank you Jim for the awesome memories!

We have had a fun and busy week! We love our friends & family!

Cindy, Curt, Clarissa, Cayden & Corbin

Pest Control Operators of California
Annual Family Christmas Party
Thursday Night

Friday Morning Cookie Exchange at Margie's!

Friday Night hanging out with our neighbors and Mike

Clarissa & Emily spent the weekend in Big Bear

Saturday Night - Home Depot Center
CIF Football Playoffs
Congratulations Cousin William!
2010 State CIF Champs - De La Salle

After an amazing Christmas Concert at
 First Baptist Church of Lakewood
everyone came over for a chili dinner.

Corbin & Lauryn exchanged Christmas gifts
Lauryn knitted Corbin a steelers scarf
Corbin gave Lauryn a necklace with a heart and a key :)

A visit from the Velaquez Family-Curt's Cousins
They were in town from Northern, Ca for CIF Playoffs
Robert, Veronica, boyfriend Ashkon, Cayden, Jazmin, Lyn, us and William the football champ!
Monday Night

Clarissa's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Tuesday Night

Krystal, Cayden, Johnny & Jacob

Clarissa, Melissa, Emily, Kiki & Christine

1 comment:

Cindy Ziemke said...

Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you and your families, loved ones and friends from the Ziemke family Curt Cindy Clarissa Cayden & Corbin, Bill & Sharon, Barbara and Jim & Celia, Beverly & Jonathon, and James & Melissa. We love you and thank you all for the wonderful support and love you have shown...may you all be blessed beyond understanding. All the best in the New Year.