So here is Round 1 of the Christmas holidays. I cut the pictures down from 230+ to only 55 or 56. I totally cut out the voguing I did during our Win, Lose or Draw game. Let me tell you, it was hilarious. You would have laughed so hard, you might have peed your pants. Possibly even snorted a little. Trust me, it was. Would I lie to you? But I did save you the viewer nine pictures of me doing my imitation of Madonna. So in the end, you’re welcome.
Christmas at Mom and Dad’s involved games from the late 80s early 90s, perhaps a few alcoholic beverages (but then again it is the holidays) and some deep fried turkey. All in all, a Christmas to remember. Enjoy the pictures!
One thing or more like two things you can always count on for Christmas presents from Mom is underwear and socks. As you might be able to tell, mine got some holes in them. Thanks Mom!
Aaron wanted some boots for Christmas. He’s so stylish and fashion forward. . .or Mom printed off a picture of some boots and attached the money to the back of the paper.
Anyone remember the “dickie?” Maybe it’s known as the mock turtleneck? I found it while Jess was going through Mom’s clothes and choose to wear it for most of the pictures. Mom just kept saying to take the thing off, but I felt like it was more a tribute to Mom’s earlier years. Many a Christmas seasons were celebrated wearing this very dickie. I’m wearing Mom’s dickie. . .okay, I just snorted a little. I’ll stop.
Jess said it looked like an adult bib. . .sweet!
At what age is it appropriate to get appliances and bakeware? Apparently it is in your middle to late 20s. I received a gift like this a few years ago, but this bakeware is awesome! You don’t even have to put cooking spray on it and everything comes right off. Burnt on grease, totally wipes off! I’m refusing to spray the cookie sheets to see if something sticks. And let me tell you, I am impressed. And I’m officially old now.
Thank you, back to my 20s. Yep, I’m a scary biker lady.
I amazingly enough got this picture of Dust pointing out that his current motorcycle antenna is exactly at eye level and whacks him in the eye when he walks around his bike. The new antenna is ironically enough around the crouch area, so here’s hoping he won’t have any problems with this one!
Bob was the trash man collecting wrapping paper.
Mom and her girls. . .I feel loved!
No, no. This is more like the red-headed step child I feel like. Yes, this picture is more accurate.
Jack reading the Christmas Story from the Bible. This is a 28-year (at least for me) tradition.
Ellie and her Nana on “Christmas Morning.” Or a week before.
The one of many “OOOOHHHH MMMMYYYY GGGGGOOOOOSSSSSHHHHH” faces and bead sets.
Goofy Lukey with the spray bottle.
I love this one of Jack.
I didn’t know whether to rotate the picture to where you could see Emma’s face up and down or rotate it to where you were turning your head completely sideways. So this is what you get. Emma loves her Tag Reader.
Ellie getting her hair done.
Yep, the crazy socks have been passed down! I can only hope she sports different colored socks on each foot soon. Like mother like daughter.
Yeah. . .I can’t wait for the teenage years.
How Luke didn’t throw up on Uncle Dust while he was being spinned around and around and around and around is a wonder to me. Luke loved it though.
Dust says, “SAY UNCLE! SAY IT!! SAY UNCLE!!” Luke says, “You’re funny Uncle Dust.”
Ellie crawling around with her new crawling baby doll. Thank God we didn’t get one that pees and poops. I couldn’t have posted that picture!
These are the best boy cousins ever!
Yah, a friendly game of Twister. . .I was “sorely” mistaken. My 55-year-old mom slaughtered me, twice. I’m like, “Let’s play a fun game,” and Mom was like, “YOU’RE GOING DOWN TOW!!” Okay, maybe it wasn’t like that but I didn’t know you were supposed to make strategic moves in Twister?!?
This is where I think she broke one of my ribs and I know my spleen is in bad shape. OHHH MY PANCREAS!!!
Yah, Jess and Mom played too. . .Mom won again.
Jess and Aaron really losing bad at Win, Lose or Draw. Like really bad, it was really, really bad. Jess had that look of defeat pretty early on in the game. I think Aaron might have been trying to decide whether or not to put ice cream on the peach cobbler he was fixing to get. I’m not sure though?!?
If you can’t read this, it has a teeny tiny paintbrush and a 90 degree angle towards the corner of the page. Mom said, “painted in to a corner.” You gotta to be freaking kidding me?
I’m a little more agressive when it comes to family board games. . .
Yep, Mom won again. And Dad too. I am shocked and speechless.
The Happy Winners.
My two favorite men. This is a good one of them.
“Now children, do you think you should put your finger in the boiling oil to check the turkey???”
Bob and the turkey.
Jess with the look of, “While you were taking a shower and getting ready, I was helping Mom cook. Have fun doing ALL the dishes.” And yes, I ended up doing the dishes.
The handshake of the weekend was, pound it. . .activate. I’m laughing right now. Maybe it would make more sense if you were there???
No family resemblance at all?!?
Another good one of Jess.
My brother-in-law Aaron. He’d give me the shirt off his back if I needed it. . .
My Grandpa, Winston, was so surprised that Ellie ran up and grabbed his hand for the prayer. Yep, that his surprised look too.
This is Jess’ Biker look.
Jess’ first ride on a motorcycle.
I love this one of Mom. I’m not sure what Dad is doing in the background though?!?
We’ve converted her!! Throwing the “rock on” after only one ride! I’m so proud.
These are Dustin’s nut covers for his Harley he got for Christmas. I swear to you that’s what the package said. Okay it didn’t say “Dustin’s Nut Covers” but I’m laughing at my own caption! Crap, I snorted again.
The only two people in the world that like fruit cake. My daughter and her Great Grandma. When Grandma was opening it up, Emma was like, “That looks delicious. Are you going to eat some? Can I have some?”
Ahhhh, a surprisingly sweet moment between the loving couple. . .
Yep, that’s more like it.
I love these of Mom and Dad.
What a great picture. I love my camera!
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! What a hottie! I don’t know if I should let him go out on his bike alone?!?
Ellie telling Daddy to rock on. I think this is our family sign. No, in fact I know this is our family sign.
And as much as I love that good picture of Dust above, this is the one that will make me fall in love with the father of my girls over and over again. Only a Daddy will be a bad biker one second and then make sure to throw the “rock on” to his little girl.
Ellie kept yelling bye to her Daddy. I think at one point she said, “BE CAREFUL! WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT!”
Ellie watching her Daddy ride away. . .okay, that sounded kind of sad. Ellie watching her Daddy leave. . .nope, still sounds bad. Ellie watching her Daddy head back home because he has to go back to work tomorrow while she stays at Nana and Papa’s another night with her sister, Mama, cousins, aunt and uncle to have fun. A little on the detailed side, but not as depressing!