Christmas dinner was at my sister's house like always and it was great. Her tree was really beautiful this year.
Sam got an X Box and Guitar Hero III to go with it. He spent most of the day playing. I didn't even try to play. It looks hard!
I got a lot of great presents this year. A lot more than I asked for- especially considering that I already got the big present- Spamalot!! My sister surprised me with a bottle of Vera Wang Princess, a perfume I'd casually mentioned liking (we were at Macy's shopping for our dad at the time). *grins* I really cleaned up. Mom loved her necklace, and everyone loved the stitching I did for them.
Lots of pictures behind the cut- some are large.
I collect dolls- specifically American Girls. I asked for Julie, the new doll from 1974 (my era!). Mom and Dad not only got me the doll, but two extra outfits and many accessories.
I'll always be a child at heart. The really scary thing is that my sister and I wore clothes very similar to Julie's- right down to the gold name necklace and crochet cap. I definitely remember having a hat and scarf like hers.
This is the stocking I made years ago- I made them for Mom and Dad, too, but never got around to the rest of the family. The chart and fabric were designed by Debbie Mumm.
I got a new cross stitch chart and a calendar with a chart for every day of the year.
Here's my tree, not as pathetic as last year's:
Mom and Dad's tree...with many new ornaments.
These were my favorite new ornaments:
I'm dreading taking down the decorations on January 6.
Hope everyone had a great holiday!