I hope your holidays have been filled with loved ones and all your favorite things!
Here at the Dailey house, we’ve been continuing with our annual tradition of starting a week early with the gifts… read all about the hows and “why-for’s” here. I myself have been concentrating really hard on trying to not be online so much over the past week and hardly any time at all over the actual Christmas weekend. We bloggers, facebookers, and twitterers have to keep our priorities straight, right? 😉
In between holiday festivities, I thought I would pop in and let you know how we’ve been getting on up here in our little corner of the country.
Movie going was in the plans as part of our week of Christmas festivities. We first went to see Tron and then we split up for the next outing, with the girls going to Narnia and hubby and I going to see True Grit. We all would have went to Narnia together, but our theater was only offering it in 3D and this format makes hubby really sick. 😛 So, we revisited a classic… of which I have never actually seen, the original lol. I may be shooting my own foot here, but I’ve never really been a strong John Wayne fan, but do like the occasional western, and Matt Damon being included was a definite plus, so off we went. 😉 The movies were all pretty good. Tron was a really entertaining take on the original and True Grit was good, although I’m not sure I really enjoyed the ending. I think I would have preferred events to be securely tied up in a “pretty yellow ribbon”… I know, bad pun, lol. I just couldn’t help myself. Narnia is always enjoyable, but the girls said they wished it stuck more to the true story… which is very often the case with natural born readers. It’s a huge plus in life, but not necessarily when they decide to make movies based on their beloved books, lol.
Well… we’ve also enjoyed a little holiday baking.
My Megan has a fondness for making Candy Cane Hearts and we have a fondness for eating them. 😉 Aren’t they so pretty and festive?
We also made huge gingerbread cookies and decorated them with icing and bits and bobs of candy sweets. Actually, this is a favorite recipe for chewy molasses cookies that we add the ginger to… I love a good molasses cookie and these bake up very nice for decorating!
Our actual present opening has revealed some nice surprises…
We’ve opened this absolutely WON-DER-FUL hp e-printer and I am so in love with it already!
My hubby has opened his gift and assorted accessories from all of us girlies: an air brush kit! He’s been wanting one for a long time to be able to assemble his models just right. 🙂 Here he is, cheesy grin and all:
Our Christmas this year has included a lot of digital gaming paraphernalia, such as these…
…and this….to the very enthusiastic Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhh! from hubby, hehehee:
The girlies opened many of their gifts on Christmas Eve:
…some of which were loom knit goodies, such as Emily’s very own Winter Whimsy:
…and another of which was a Pocket Scarf for Megan! This idea was thought up by Megan two years ago and she has been asking me to make it into reality ever since. She didn’t know that I’ve actually had it on my loom in various stages of completion over the last year and finally put the last hand stitches of the liner into place on the 23rd of December. Whew! I squeeked in under the wire on that one, lol! She was very surprised and happy to see what was in her package…and has been wearing it pretty much non-stop since. I don’t blame her…it’s definitely cozy! 😀
I am intending on releasing a pattern for this project soon, so be watching for that! I need to figure out a plan to pry it from my daughter’s shoulders to be able to take some better pics… this may take some thinking, lol. 😉
I have some additional goodies to show you of gifts that I have been so blessed to receive from my family… I want to do those in their own post, so stay tuned!
I hope you’re all making as many wonderful memories this Christmas as our little family has been! Many blessings to you as you make your way into the new year!
I love it! Love all the pictures :). Your hubby’s pics are awesome! He is so animated 🙂
Thanks, Isela! 🙂 Yes, my hubby can be a real kick in the pants, lol! I think we’ll keep him around for a while longer, hehehe. 😉
I love the 10 days of Christmas idea. And look how beautifully you’ve got everything decorated! Love it! Looks like it was a wonderful Christmas ❤
Thank you Jenny! We love the 10 days of Christmas so much that I don’t think it’s going to go away anytime soon, lol. For one thing, nobody can wait around here to open presents….and it’s not their OWN presents they want to open, they want to see the person they’ve shopped (or created) FOR open their gift! That’s pretty cool, if you ask me, lol. I think this whole tradition has given a new respect for the joy of giving to others, and an ability to gracefully receive and appreciate our own gifts. 🙂
Happy holidays to you my friend!
How much fun can one family have!!! We, too, had a lot of “techie” stuff, since my oldest son is an aerospace engineer, my youngest is electronic and even my daughter, the cosmetologist, is a “closet techie”… lol! I just love your blog. Encouraging you to keep us loom knitters always updated 🙂
P.S. Made 5 of your patterns for gifts
Thank you, Jolene! 🙂 I’d be excited to know which projects that you made for gifts…and if you have pictures, I’d love to post them on the Clique Pics page!
We did have a lot of techie stuff, and I’m happy to know that we’re not the only ones out there, lol. It seems like in your family, it would be inevitable to have “new gadgets” themed Christmas, with all those technical careers! All the game stuff was for my hubby and daughters, as I don’t really play the games, but I will get to use the Xbox Live membership for watching Netflix. 😉 I can’t believe how much I love the new gadgetry that can be had, but truth be told, I really did need a new printer as ours was on it’s very last leg. There were other non-techie items given, but the others did seem to rule this holiday season!
Thanks so much for popping by…it makes my day to read the comments! 🙂
Did you ever make the pattern for the blue scarf with the pockets?
Yes, I did! 🙂 It’s included in my book, Loom Knitting for Little People. 😉