Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ugly sweatshirts and a cute gingerbread house.

Now that all of my Christmas shopping is done, I can relax and enjoy the holidays. (Well, at least until we get to Massachusetts where I will have exactly one day to get everything wrapped. But I'll worry about that next week!)

On Friday night, while Dan and the kids were baking Gingerbread cookies...

...I attended an Ugly Christmas Sweater party.  At first I was reluctant to attend, but once I found an ugly Christmas sweatshirt to wear, I was ready to go!

My grandmother made the sweatshirts that Jennifer and I area wearing in the picture below, in the late 80's. She was very proud of her handiwork. I think I only wore mine once or twice...I was in college at the time and it wasn't really cool for a 20-year-old to wear a sweater with a teddy bear on it.

There were quite a few ugly sweatshirts at the party. And the winner of the Ugliest Sweater award was in fact wearing an ugly sweatshirt dress.  There were gold glitter embellishments on the sleves and the hem of the dress.  And to think, someone wore that holiday sweatshirt dress with pride in the late 80's! 
Gives me cold chills.
Here we are with the winner of the Ugly Sweater Award.

But I would have to say that the best part of the evening was Dirty Santa.  There were some horrible gifts in the mix but that made the game even funnier.  I had tears running down my face I was laughing so hard. 

After Sarah's basketball game on Saturday, we headed to our church to make a gingerbread house.  The kids insisted that they do all of the decorating  themselves this year, so Dan and I happily sat back and relaxed as they did all of the work.  I think they did a great job!

The finished product!


Mari said...

That is one ugly sweatshirt! However - the house is really cute!

Corey~living and loving said...

What a fun idea for a party. I have a sweatshirt that would have been perfect. :)

RR Mama said...

I love ugly sweater parties! They are so much fun!! And I think I had a sweatshirt with a bear on it too. Ok I just dated myself. Have a Merry Christmas!!

Heather said...

I'm so glad you found you something "ugly" to wear. It was FUN! just what i needed in all this holiday rush

Laural Out Loud said...

I wish I had an ugly sweater party to go to! Our local Goodwill has a huge selection of ugly Christmas tops, lol. I'd scoop one up in a second if I had somewhere to wear it.

We'll be decorating our gingerbread house today. I hope it goes as smoothly as yours did!