Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Supper Club White Elephant...Dirty Santa...take your pick!

Our supper club had a Christmas Party where we decided to do a White Elephan exchange or as Helen calls it "dirty Santa" It was hilarious what people had in their homes or found to bring!
Ben with the Kenny G Christmas...yes Fudges DID OWN THIS!!
Josh and Denveropoly circa 1982
Sam excited about the new ski boots...
Sam modeling the new ski boots...purple, red AND yellow...AMAZING (thanks Fishers!)
Alison with the salad bowl...that became mine for good!
Ohhhhhhhhh Fudge!
Catherine with the green gift!
My book...for a few minutes until Helen took it...some AMAZING pics in there!
Jack waving his new flag
Hollanders with their Britta...not a bad gift I must say!
Josh with his new favorite shirt
And Joel who will be learning all about poo to tell the rest of us!

Snowy Skiing

We were up in the mountains the weekend of the big snow storm (7-9th) and benefitted from the new snow while skiing! With the still early conditions there were quite a few "bumps" so I got a lesson in skiing them!
Sam and Josh
Helen and me
Our new car after the day up skiing...it snowed that much!
I also suffered the first ski injury of the season with a massive faceplant which resulted in a swollen lip and nose, a huge headache and a sore neck all week...just happy it wasn't worse!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas Partaaaaaaayyyyy!

We decided to kick off the Christmas month with a Christmas party based on two great Christmas movies: Elf and the BEST one ever National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. We played the movies in the kitchen projected on the wall.
Every year my family watches Christmas Vaction on Christmas Eve...so we really got into the dressing up. Sam (as Clark in bed with the sap all over his hands) Me (as Mary the underwear sales lady) my dad (as Eddie...notice the green dickie) Scott (Clark cutting down the tree in the garage) Lindsey (Audrey holding the cat food jello) Kate (Margo getting attacked by the squirrel) my mom (Ellen taking up smoking again)

Bri sporting the sweet sweater vest and Christmas turtleneck!
Margo and Eddie...a.k.a Helen and Josh
Eddie: shitter's full

My sisters...notice the candy, candy canes, candy corn...and syrup!
Buddy: We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
The fried cat
Jack and Megan from the pool scene
Where do you even get a sweater like that?! (Joel and Alison)
Clark: 'Tis the season to be merry. Mary: That's my name. Clark: No shit.

The REAL turkey day...

For the actual Thanksgiving we headed up to our condo in the mountains with some friends.
Sam trying out the new helmet
Sam and Josh The view out our condo window
Our condo
The drive down Thanksgiving morning
There were really cool low clouds all along the way
Getting some morning skiing in before we start eating!
Me, Sam, Helen, Josh
stuffing prep...we have now been eating it for weeks!
Josh smoked a turkey it was delicious...to toot his horn! :)

We had a lot of fun skiing, relaxing, eating, playing games, and watching movies.