Thanksgiving was spent at my parents'. It was a great day with the majority of my immediate family plus my sister-in-law Brittany's family. That Saturday was my Dad's 60th birthday party!
|Crazy number of cars lined up to get in!|
|Awesome whale of lights...|
Later in the month we celebrated my brothers' birthdays. No pics of them, lol. Just one of Quinn and I =)
Andrew and I wanted to do stockings on Christmas day, and I wanted to try and make them. I'd seen online about making stockings from sweaters.... so I decided to give it a try! With help and an afternoon at Allene's using her sewing machine, followed by an afternoon at my Mom's with her help and serger (Extremely important to the success of this project!), and then a few hours of hand stitching... both were finished and ready to be hung =)
Basically how they started, except that for Andrew's, the sweater had a turtleneck that I incorporated into the stocking.
|Our first Christmas tree =)|
Andrew made Swedish Tea Rings, which were a big hit...
We had a great time eating, talking, exchanging gifts, and playing goofy games... one of which was dividing into teams and dressing up all the dads/uncles as Santas. Hilarious.
Christmas Eve, we had a candlelight service at church and then spent the night at my parents' place. Andrew made cinnamon rolls for breakfast/snacking until Christmas dinner which typically is mid/late afternoon. Before everyone else started getting there, we celebrated our first Christmas as a married couple!
|I love this guy =)|
|Ready to unload our stockings....|