Trips & Activities

Christmas in a Nutshell

Anna and I (Ashton) woke up and opened all the gifts in our stockings. We started cooking breakfast, and Carol and Buddy showed up. We ate and opened all our gifts. Some gifts of note include: 2 tickets to Garth Brooks Concert at the Staples Center, Star Wars Risk, “under-cabinet radio” for the kitchen, and lots of modeling supplies for me.


I did some donuts with the four-wheeler and then we visited with our neighbors. Their 10-year-old son got a “Marble Factory” where the marble runs down all these different shoots, and slides… but someone had to make it first. So I spent an hour on that.

Here’s a picture of the aftermath of Our presents:

Note my Star Wars Risk Game in the front.

Then we went to Carol and Buddy’s for Dinner and some board games. We played my new Risk game “Risk – Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition” and a variant of Backgammon. I won the backgammon game and the first game of Star Wars. I was the Rebels, Anna was the Empire, and Buddy and Carol were the Hutts.

The first game of Star Wars Risk lasted 30 minutes… I had just enough time to explain the rules to Buddy, and then I won.

The Second game, I got hammered as the other two teams fought it out to a very close game. Anna ended up winning by wiping me off the galaxy.

Nothing like getting owned by your wife at Risk to finish off a great Christmas Day =).

Merry Christmas to you all,
Ashton (and Anna)

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