Yeah ok, so I know it's a little wierd to have a post titled Christmas in the middle of January, but, well, you know, I take forever to post anything! Ok so here is my Christmas. So pretty much everyone got hats. So I was a crazy knitting psycho for like the month before Christmas. So the week before Christmas my Grandma came in for her Birthday, my Birthday, my Mom's Birthday, and Christmas. (Yeah apparently my family likes to get busy in March.) So we had some fun, hanging out and what not. My family all thinks I'm crazy for the amount of knitting and such I do. So for my Birthday I got a yarn winder, which is now my favorite thing ever! So I was winding a crapload of yarn all week, but I got it all wound and now it's way easier to deal with. So then Saturday Morning, my Aunt Kelly, Uncle Bubba, and my cousins Kim, Garett, and John come in. This is how they meet them:
So then Saturdaynight we go to church and then the traditional Chinese dinner for "Fa ra ra ra ra" as my family calls it. So that was all fun times, then we go back home and open our Christmas eve PJ's:
Yeah that's John, he's way freaking cute, got to love Disney for cute PJs.
How cute are Kmin and I? I know you can't tell but our slippers and the pockets of our PJ's have Kermit the frog on them.
So the next morning we wake up and I get the most freaking awesome wire dress form ever! from Ballard design. I also got some really awesome gift certificates for yarn stores, I am so excited, still haven't spent them, I'm waiting until there is something I really want. Gave my Dad, Uncle Bubba and the boys their hats (though I don't have a picture with the boys with their hats on.)
I also crochetd my Gran a 1940's style Cloche with a flower that matches the lapghan I crocheted her last year.
So with that over, we all piled into the 15 passenger van and drove up to Shadow Hills to spend the day with my cousins JoQueta (yep she's white), Chandler, Zoie, Zach, and Zane, and my Great-Uncle Jody. We get up there and hang out a little, play some DDR during which Zach tried to convince me that punk had just been created in the last 5 years. So that was fun hanging out with Kim, Zoie and Zach, while the little boys played together, raising hell no doubt. So then we had this huge freaking lunch, I don't even know all the food we had, but it was awesome. The highlight though, was definitely when JoQueta decided to light the candles with the crenme brulee torch. I will never again wonder why they are always in some sort of trouble or another. So then we went swimming, that's right, Christmas day and we go swimming.
We had so much fun though. The guys kept doing cannon balls and stuff like that, and the kids loved it. As always, toward the end, Zane became my little love bug and wouldn'tleave my side, there is a reason why I love kids when they're only 4 or 5. I think that swimming was great because we fully tired out all of the kids (and adults) so they were calmer the rest of the day.
So after swimming we opened presents, or as Zach put it we "FINALLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY" opened presents. Zane loved his PJs and the snake I made him, and Zach loved the hat, and I still have to send Zoie the purse, I'm finally done with it.
Zach didn't take that hat off all night, and Zane walked around with that snake the whole time we were there. My parents, of course were in rare form all night, if you ever wonder wehere I get it from, just look to them. And yes, my Mom's shirt does say, "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it."
Now you cansee why the two of them are married.
DOh, did I mention that my cousins actually got a pony for Christmas? (Ok so it's really a horse and they can't ride it because it has a gimp leg or something, but they'll be able to ride it eventually.) This is also the only picture of Zoie I could find.
As for what I am knitting currently, I am working on a clapotis from knitty.com for my Mom and getting ready to start a circular shrug with my green cascade 220 for me I think. That's it right now.