Christmas 2014 - White Elephant / Ugly Sweater party
The tree was trimmed with a cigarette garland and decorated with beer cans. The healthiest of lives for our friends.
The gift I brought to the White Elephant exchange.
In case you didn't hear... The LWA did a live video for the last letter writing social. It happened the night of my White Elephant party, but I watched it the next day and caught up on some mail. You can watch it here : http://16sparrows.typepad.com/letterwritersalliance/2014/12/virtual-social-live-video.html
It was so much fun. The video is 2 hours long and at first I thought, man, I don't know if I can do this that long. But then the time flies when you are writing letters. There's a lot of quiet time, which is good, because I can't write letters while being constantly talked at.
Donovan and Cathy are planning to do this again, which I am super happy about.
My friends and I have started canning things this past fall, and we got together one Saturday for a major canning session. We made all this, and it only took us 7 hours! hah!
Dilly beans (pickled greenbeans), spicy radishes, and bourbon mustard. My share was given away as Christmas gifts.
Gingerbread man at the big family Christmas party this year.
I also make gingerbread cookies from the same recipe- my grandmother's, but mine turn out a little different. Thicker, and I didn't have time this year to decorate them with icing and sprinkles. Still delicious!
And finally, I'll leave you with a photo of the cutest Christmas pup that ever was: