Tuesday, December 28, 2010

34th annual christmas sweaters and spirits party

we hosted the annual christmas party again this year. (here is last year's party)

it was a blast. Even though there were some changes at the last minute and some friends werent able to be there (because they either moved since last year or were already out of town) we made the best of it.

I was bummed going through the pictures because they are horrible. You would think I had a little too much wine or something (not the case) because they are all blurry or out of focus and I stopped taking pictures half way through. But I still wanted to share them because Im thankful all our friends are able to get together for Christmas.

First of all .. Santa made a visit this year:

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thats drew (with Roman and River) for those wondering

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Freeland went as Cousin Eddie (from Christmas Vacation) last year .. so he went with the same idea this year just a different scene from the movie. I didnt get a full picture of his costume (kicking myself) but it was PERFECT. Here is the clip if you dont know what he is dressed up as . (note .. there is some language in it so feel free not to watch it if that bothers you)

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family picture. Sarah let me borrow her costume from last year

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adam by himself because Camille was still out of town. :(

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i guess this makes her Mrs. Claus

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I didnt get everyone on santa's lap. (kicking myself again) i was shocked that non of the kids were scared of him! It was a Christmas Miracle!

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all the girls at the party

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river and uncle adam

Since camille wasnt here to play the piano this year .. we found a replacement:
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check out the penguins that Becky made with her appetizer!

And now I want to eat all that food again. It was SOOO good. 

Then the wine tasting started:
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caleb having his own version of a wine tasting (with milk)

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Then we started the annual Christmas Olympics. Drew graciously planned all the games again. Here are the few pictures I have:

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then Aubrey & Freeland had a rematch from the Halloween Party:

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those are running shorts under Freeland's robe if you are curious

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Aubrey won this time! Here she is dancing to her victory
(freeland MAY have done a LITTLE trash talking)

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there were quite a few more games. Which I dont have pictures of. But what is important is that

FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW: THE GIRLS WON!

Here we are carrying Kristen around as our trophy:

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the end. We still have cookies and treats here that we are trying to finish from that night. Feel free to come over and help!

3 comments:

  1. JUST AS WE SUSPECTED---we are here taking care of his babies & ADAM IS HAVING WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!

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  2. Kate - its called River Mist. Its one of Martha Stewarts colors at Home Depot. We love all her colors and have used it all over the house! :)

    Lora - very true. he even went sledding that night! But you didnt hear that from me! :)

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