This year I bought mom a Mike Byers fused glass piece called Charon Crossing the River Styx, a bird house in the shape of a sparrow and the big bonus DVD set for the movie Avatar. I have lost count of the number of times mom has watched that movie. I thought she would like to watch the documentary of how James Cameron made the movie.
For my Christmas gifts, I got my printer early because the printer we had died, a steam mop which I have wanted one for over a year and a purse by Lori at Waterstone. I borrowed the photo from Lori's website so you could see the glorious bag that is all mine, mine I say, hahahahaha. Can you tell I am stoked about this bag. If you haven't been to her blog, go there now and be prepared to drool all over your keyboard!
After opening gifts, mom and I headed over to my aunt's house. There were 15 of us who eat dinner, and then there were four more who joined us later to open gifts (have the other side of the family to see).
After eating, we sit around for about an hour before letting the kids open their gifts. That use to be a big production. When I first came home we all got each other gifts and then each of us would open a gift one at a time and gift opening would take almost three hours, plus it was getting expensive buying each other gifts. About seven years ago we decided to start drawing each others names. We would have a set dollar limit, and we would write up a list of things we would like, put our name on it, put the list in a basket and then each of us would draw a name. That was fun. Then two years ago, because money was tight for everyone, we decided to do a white elephant gift exchange.
|My cousins and gifts for adults|
It was an awesome day, even with more snow. I think this has been the first white Christmas in several years. I know the first two years I was home were white, but I don't remember a white Christmas in a long time. I know mom was happy because she loves snow.
Here are some photos of the white fluffy crap, err, snow.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I am hoping mom gets to feeling better and we can work on cutting out, enameling or patina pendants and bowls. Keep your eyes peeled for that.