Monday, December 12, 2011

Ugly Christmas sweater party

This weekend we went to my aunt and uncle’s in Springfield Missouri. They hosted their annual Christmas party.  My aunt went above and beyond herself and had everything from cookies, soup, hot chocolate, eggnog, party favors, hand warmers, head gear, etc.  Once everyone arrived (around 30 ppl), we ate some appetizers before heading out to go caroling. There were 2 rules: a) you must wear some kind of head gear. I didn’t follow this rule. The stupid thing wouldn’t stay on my big head b) you have to walk with the group but you don’t have to sing. My uncle and Derek did a good job of standing behind the group and drinking instead of singing!
mandatory head gear, caroling songs, gifts for neighbors and hand warmers
The 3 stooges NOT singing
mom, aunt elly and my cousin Kayla.
The hostess

Here’s a horrible video of us caroling. You can’t see everyone very well but there was about 25 of us. I like how my cousin bails half way through the song and goes and joins my uncle and Derek in the back. HA!
Once we got back home, it was time to warm up with soup! Everyone started leaving after that but that was just the beginning of the night for our family. We all played games and drank wwwaaayyyy too late/early (3am to be exact)!
Best part of Derek’s shirt is what it says: “Eggnog drinkin, candy cane eatin, holiday partying lovin GIRL!
He loved the hat…geek
Mom and cousin Eric
My cousins friend and her. I cropped myself out :)
My cousins and uncle couldn’t bend their limbs. It was a rule card they drew
I think it’s safe to say that both Derek and me had a great time. As much as he didn’t want to wear his ugly Christmas sweater, he did it and he looked so cute :0)
When we got back to KC yesterday we were locked out of our house! My sisters boyfriend had come to get a bed from us and when the garage code wouldn’t work (he did wrong code), he tried to manually open the garage and locked it so we couldn’t open it with our garage opener. Our house keys don’t work on our glass door so we had to call a locksmith. Derek wasn’t too happy but me and mom sure had a good laugh. 1st time for everything
sketchy looking locksmith


  1. I showed Josh Derek's picture and we laughed forever about his shirt!! Bahahahahaha, I still laugh when I think about it. So sad I missed this, we are going next year for sure, that looks like sooooo much fun! How were you feeling yesterday? That sucks that you guys got locked out, how much did that cost?