Sunday, January 8, 2012

A belated Christmas

Since my sister and her husband were celebrating Christmas in Florida with BIL's family this year (err...last year...), we all got together this weekend to have the family Christmas with my family. As always, lots of fun and thoughtful gifts, lots of games, lots of laughs, lots of food, lots of relaxation.....a whole lot of "lots." ;0)
Riley is the latest addition to our extended family; and was pampered and pampered and pampered all day long.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was the NERF WAR that ensued after everyone opened up their Christmas stockings. "Santa Grandma" gifted everyone a small 3-dart Nerf gun, so with 12 guns out-n-about, the darts were flying like crazy!
Now that Zach has surpasses just about everyone on the growth chart, only "Uncle Paul" and "Uncle Derek" (BIL) were able to reek havoc with him. AND, at one point, Zach brought out the heavy artillery (see the last picture with his head chopped off?). This "war" went on for about a solid hour before a few minor war-wounds were inflicted.

We closed up last night with some birthday celebrations. Candace's birthday was this past Wednesday, and Lindsay's is coming up on Thursday.

So, no sewing/quilting for me this weekend. BUT that didn't mean it wasn't on my mind. Pictured here is the basket of goodies I received as one of my gifts....such FUN and BRIGHT colors. I think I see a "jewel" quilt in my future.

If you don't have a collage-making software, or if you're on the lookout for a different one, these collages were made courtesy of Photovisi. It offers some cute background selections and was quite simple to use.

Happy Sunday everyone!


scraphappy said...

Aren't collages fun? Looks like a great Christmas. Great bright and happy fabrics! Hope you find a few minutes today to sew.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a lot of fun your family had! And what a great fabric haul you scored! Can your family adopt me?!?!

Linda said...

Everyone looks like they were having a wonderful time! Your family knows how to make you feel special with the fabric and quilters tool.