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At Mom’s Christmas we drew names and had to make the gifts again this year.

This is what my son, Nic, made for me.

Pretty clever!

I’m thinking that maybe his girlfriend, Megan, helped him out a bit.

DSC_0045I had Nic’s name and made him this duck tape billfold.

He loved it.


Mom gave us something for the new house.



More pictures from a very Merry Christmas.




More later………………………Sally

Merry Christmas 2012

This year I decorated a small, skinny, artificial tree with small red lights, large candle bulbs, a red berry vine, and deer antlers.

Here are a couple of pictures of the tree.


It turned out pretty cool.


At “Caldwell Christmas” we had a great time.

We sign in every year to take a count and I signed in at 115.

I’m sure there were more show up after I did, there was at least 150 family members there.

The entertainment this year was a game of Family Feud.

And of course, Santa Claus shows up every year!

DSC_0019DSC_0037DSC_0026DSC_0028DSC_0030DSC_0018DSC_0022DSC_0021It’s always wonderful to see most of your family in the same place.

More later…………………Sally


Christmas at Moms

Mom had her table set in blue.

It was really pretty.

This is what everyone sat down to.

After dinner she got out the carom board.  Have you ever played carom?  It’s kind of like pool except your fingers are the pool cues.

  Mom made lasagna!!!  Her lasagna is the best I have ever had.  Everyone else agrees with me.

Gracy getting ready to dig in.

This year we drew names out of a hat for the gifts givers and receivers.

 Then we decided that all the gifts had to be homemade.

Kamille and Justin drew out Mom’s and Megan’s names.  They made candles in wine bottles that they cut off themselves.  Pretty impressive.

Nic had Kamille’s name, he made reindeer out of a six-pack of beer and some coasters for her beverages.

Bill had Big Ran’s name.  Trust me, he really did like his Osborn green and orange Christmas bulbs.  What a hilarious picture!!!

Megan had Kayli’s name and made her a cool teacher crayon wreath and some zebra coasters.

Mom had Madison’s name.  She made her a picture frame with pictures of Madison and Dad, and other pictures of Mom and Dad in their younger days.

  It is awesome!

Here is a picture of the super heroes and their capes.  Bill, Nic, and Justin, I’m sure they are probably wearing these capes now!!

We had our celebration on the 23rd of December, so we also had a little rum cake for the twins birthday.

Yes, that’s right, Mom went all out!  It was a great time!!

Oh yeah, Kayli, I am still waiting on my homemade gift!!!!!

More later………………………….Sally

A Christmas Project

For Christmas at my mom’s house this year we drew names and the only rule about the gifts were that they had to be homemade.

Big Ran and his tape measure getting our project started.

Madison is in the background doing what she does best…………..TEXTING!!!

The names we drew out of the hat were Justin (Kamille’s new husband), Bill (my brother), and Nicolas.

So this idea was easy to come up with for these heroes.

Being a left-handed person, I can’t cut anything.  I try not to use scissors at all.  So, Big Ran did all the cutting.

Yep, you guessed it!!!  Superman capes!

Not just Superman capes, Reversible Batman/Superman capes.  Here are the guys with the super hero capes on.  Bill, Nic, and Justin.

These were fairly simple to make.  I used 1 yard of blue and 1 yard of black fabric for the capes.  Big Ran cut out the emblems and I spray glued everything together.  Just added velcro to keep them together.  See, fairly simple.

I have more pictures of the projects that everyone else made coming.  Stay tuned.

More later……………………………………….Sally

Christmas With Family

We go to lots of gatherings of family for Christmas.

The Saturday before Christmas (unless it’s Christmas eve like this year) we get together with the Caldwell bunch.  And I do mean a bunch!   We have it at the school-house, so we can all fit in.

Below are pictures of cousins (Candy, Lori, and Marleen)-an overview of the cafeteria-Kamille and Michael-more cousins getting our meal ready-Santa (Luke) with the little kids handing out presents-the good boys and girls with Santa (Kathy, Tim, Me, Luke, and Cheryl).

We try to have a skit or a little play every year.  Here are some pictures of my talented family.

Then that same evening we had the Goin clan over to our house for another celebration.

Here are pictures of Carma, Lauren, Lisa, Big Ran, George, Rob, and Tyler.

This is Clifford, Luke, George, Madison, Luke’s daughters, and Tyler with his white elephant gift on.

What a great family we have!!

It is great to be able to see them all!!

More later………………….Sally

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