Come join us for our annual Dr. Keller’s Movie Day! It is at the Reel Theatre, here in Nampa, by the Shopko on the Blvd. Movies start promptly at 10 am so be there about 9:30 to check in and get your free popcorn and drinks! Captain Smiles will be there!
We will have at least 4 movies to choose from. Thank you for coming to our dental office, NAMPA SMILES!!!
Every year, Dr. Keller rents the Nampa Reel Theatre for all of his patients. On Saturday morning, 15th February, all of our patients and their families are invited to come to their choice of one of five movies. Everyone will receive a free popcorn and drink and get to meet Captain Smiles! This is our Tenth Annual Movie Day, so come and join us!
Come to The Reel Theatre on February 15th at 9:30 am! Everyone is welcome!
2104 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651
My family gathers at my parents house and we make Tamales together each Christmas Eve. At midnight we open our presents. We used to do a Secret Santa exchange but we all ended getting presents for everyone anyway so we abandoned that. My favorite gift I’ve been given was when my parents gave me a very large box that unwrapped into a smaller box and so on like Russian nesting dolls until I found a beautiful gold in a tiny box that fit in my hand.
We’re lucky enough to have both my husband’s family and mine close enough to see both sides each year. We spend Christmas Eve with my side of the family and Christmas day with his. I have a huge family with 30 kids and 16 adults. After dinner, we play games, we have a Just Dance Wii Competition, and the kids put on a talent show. At midnight, each person opens just one present.
On Christmas morning we open gifts if Santa Claus came by our house. At the in-laws, we have lunch and exchange gifts. One of my favorite traditions is right after presents. We all get new Christmas socks and stick one foot in a great big circle to take a picture. Then we send the picture to my aunt who lives in Washington. We call her on speaker phone and she tries to match each sock with its owner.
Last year the kids came down from Alaska for a couple weeks. We all took a trip to Disney Land together. Spending time with all of our kids made it the best Christmas. We spend Christmas Eve with the whole family and Christmas day with our immediate families. We take turns hosting Christmas Eve dinner each year and this year it’s our turn.
In the spirit of Christmas and of letting you get to know us better, we wanted to share some of our family traditions with you.
Trish: We always spend Christmas Eve at our in-laws house. We bake hundreds of sugar cookies and give them to the neighbors as gifts. For dinner, we always have a huge pot of Oyster stew, and no one is allowed to open gifts until the last person is done with dinner. My husband loves to torment the nieces and nephews by eating as slow as he possibly can. When dinner’s finished, everyone gets to open just one gift, which is always Christmas jammies. All the kids sleep in the same room and we wait for them to fall asleep to put out their presents.
On Christmas morning, we make cinnamon rolls for breakfast and then the kids open presents. They dress up as Santa and elves and pass out the presents. We spend the rest of the day at my aunt’s and do a gift exchange game.
We spend Christmas Eve at my mom’s house in Nampa. Each year after dinner we watch the Ultimate Gift before bed. On Christmas morning, we open presents and then call all the family that lives out of state to wish them Merry Christmas. We help the kids reorganize their old toys and clothes and decide which ones they don’t need anymore. On Christmas afternoon, we all go as a family to give the old toys and clothing to needy families so they can have presents for Christmas too.
Yesterday my five month old son woke me up with his happy “come pick me up, Dad” cooing coming from his crib. As I stepped into his view, he waved his arms in little, poorly coordinated spasms and smiled his great big toothless smile at me. I gathered him into my arms and went to join the rest of our family. My parents and sister flew in from California the night before and were already beginning to prepare for dinner. My wife’s sister and her husband, along with their two little girls and baby Isaac, came to join us as well Wyoming.
Throughout the day I was continually reminded of blessing God has given me. The smell of pies–pumpkin, apple, mixed berry– baking in the oven, my nieces and nephew running through the living room and halls and occasionally jumping on my back and clinging to my legs and “Look at my picture Uncle Andrew.” Being sent by my wife to the store with my Dad to get “just one more thing” that inevitably turned into ten more things. My friend and his wife coming to join us because all their family was out of town. We sat around the table and thanked God for each other and for our meal.