Yesterday was Christmas. As you all know I've been knitting, crocheting, and other sorts of hand crafting most of the gifts that I was giving for Christmas. I was so excited to give my mom the vest that I had knit for her! Our family has a nice dinner and celebration for Christmas Eve, then I sleep at my mom's house in my childhood room, and then Christmas morning my mom and I open our gifts to each other and the ones that Santa brought.
So without further ado, here is my Christmas 2011 recap (and yes, my mom might not be so happy with the "Christmas Morning" pictures of her I'm posting...)
Here we have my mom's Christmas tree and the presents on Christmas morning! Yep, it's just my mom and I.....we really love each other :) (not that material items = love...just saying).
My stocking was packed from Santa! He even wrapped these gifts in a very special way....
A lovely mirror picture of me before present time :). I figure that if I put a picture of my mom up, I might as well include myself in my pjs :). I love them! All of my favorite colors!!! (Note the Christmas tree in the background....).
And here is my favorite picture of the day! This is the moment when my mom opened the vest :). As you can see, she is sooooooo excited. (Mom, if you ever read this, I'm sorry that I posted a picture of you on the internet on Christmas morning...I love you!!)
After my mom opened my vest, I got to open my stocking. As you can see, Santa decided to wrap my stocking stuffers with a new material this year...aluminum foil, the heavy duty kind. While very ingenious....aluminum foil DOES NOT make for good wrapping material. The large gash on my index finger is proof ;).
After all of the unwrapping was over, we were left with a GIANT pile of papers and other packaging materials. (Of course we recycled what we could!)
Nothing could make Christmas better than my mom's excitement to wear her new vest! I was thrilled when she said that she wanted to wear it for Christmas!! She even asked me to make her another one this summer in a different color! My mom's so cute :). She made me so happy!
After visiting family after Christmas breakfast and gift opening, my mom and I headed back to my apartment to make our traditional Christmas Day dinner. We've been having this for years and years....I can remember how much my Baba (grandma) loved it! What was it, you ask? Well, we had cornish hens baked over seasoned (cream of chicken soup and italian seasoning) rice, with green beans, carrots, cranberry sauce, and an amazing jello mold that my mom made!
2011 was really a nice Christmas! I'm super thankful for my amazing family, a mother that loves me more than I can ever understand, and great friends! OH...and the Knit Picks harmony wood interchangeable knitting needle set that I got from Santa!