Merry after Christmas everyone! I've tried to get this post done, but was having too much fun playing with the pictures! When we arrived at my dad's & Tammy's on Christmas Eve, they were getting plowed with snow. A winter wonderland. By the time Santa was ready to make his trip, there were roughly 4 feet of snow, so lots of options for fun photography. Look at those icicles gracing the deck! Here's a few shots of their home, tucked away in the Grand Tetons.
The one of Ethan is during the trimming of the very non-traditional Aspen Christmas tree. A big 20-ft monster that was tipped on it's side while Dustin and my Dad attatched glass balls and surgical strobe lights. (My dad is an orthopedic surgeon, you do the math.)
(Wouldn't it be nice to spend
Just one Christmas away?
In a place where your
Tongue doesn't freeze everyday?)
So on to the only part you all may be interested, the gifts I made. ;) (Thanks for bearing the family vacation pics.) I made my pre-teen sisters aprons, as they are very in to cooking apparently. My sister Shelbi (on the right) liked the apron, but I think maybe liked the wrapping better?
This is my dad and step-mom, Tammy. You've heard them chatted up before, now you can have a visual! They are the type that are down near impossible to shop for, and I always end up making something instead, which they like better anyhow! This year it was a quilt, not my fabrics-I didn't have them yet. Lot's of my favorites though.
The one thing that Eliza asked for was a Barbie-pink. Not a pink Barbie, but a Barbie pink. She got that, and a car to boot from Grandparents. Lucky girl..Ethan's Santa request was a shark, which was fulfilled but somehow not pictured. ?? A cool chomping shark that has been found snacking on Barbie-pink's and Barbie -green's heads.
For my sister that is headed off to college in a few days (you know, the one that's still alive) a fun scarf. She has a thing for elephants and scarves, so this fit the bill. It really was much cooler than this, lots more details, but I didn't get them in the shot! Bummer.
Eliza got a happy box full of Ballet clothes which she promptly squeeled over and had to put on and dance for everyone there. Ethan somehow ingested about 2 pounds of chocolate on Christmas day, I don't know where it came from but everytime I saw him he had a new piece! See the ring around the mouth?
I hope your Holidays were just as joyful and happy. Next post will bring a blog makeover, new music and a fun tutorial! See you in the new year!