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.
I’m thinking that maybe his girlfriend, Megan, helped him out a bit.
He loved it.
Mom gave us something for the new house.
More pictures from a very Merry Christmas.
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.
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!!
Yes, that’s right, Mom went all out! It was a great time!!
Oh yeah, Kayli, I am still waiting on my homemade gift!!!!!
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!!!
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.
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.
- Christmas With Family (justrestingup.wordpress.com)
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!!