Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Third Day

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingMy Christmas recap continues.. On Christmas Eve we have a large family gathering with my PawPaw's side of the family. He has 4 siblings.. so we gather with them and all their children and grandchildren and now even great-grandchildren that live in the area. Just trying to do a quick count in my head and I think there were 25 of us. This year we had two new additions, Natalie and my cousin Crista's 7 month old, Julia. The whole family was very excited to have babies around this year.

We always play Dirty Santa, which is usually quite an interesting time, specifically because we have this statue of a little old man squatting like he's on the pot with his pants down, that comes back every year. This statue has been around for 30 plus years. So there's always some anticipation and fun as the gifts are opened and everyone tries to avoid the little man.

For the gift that I took, I made a mini scrapbook out of paper bags. I got this idea from Telah after seeing the Christmas one she made for her daughter's teacher. Here's how it turned out. The pictures are blurry, but you get the general idea. This is 3 regular brown lunch sacks, folded in half and covered and then embelished.

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Here are some various other pictures from the night.
My Aunt and Uncle on the Left.. My Grandparents on the right.

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Table of cousins:
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Julia and her Grandma Jan:
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Andy Katie and Crista:
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Look at all those desserts!
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Mom said...

Great pictures. Did you get a picture of the Little ole Man? Anyone who has not seen him might want to see him? Not sure.. the mystery maybe better. GRIN
Oh, remember that is your Great aunt and uncle... 4 generations this year!
good job Leah.

Heather said...

Love the idea of the Days of Christmas! Been reading the blog...great job! Love the pix...need to get caught back up on all my blogging! Happy New Year! Kiss Natalie for me!

Cheryl Wray said...

The DirtySanta gift that's been around for years just cracked me up!! And i bet your paper bag album was a hit--it is so cute!!!
Those desserts look WONDERFUL. I want some right now!!!

Anonymous said...

You and Telah need to start putting all of your creative projects out here for us to see and the directions on how to make them.

~Telah said...

I like the bag book you did. Especially that you even put the little sticky tabs in it so all they have to do is pull them off and put their pics down on it.

Amydc said...

I luv your little sack books 2!!!!