Saturday, December 27, 2008

christmas round 3

since my dad and older sister, karmie, were not able to attend the christmas gathering with the douglas' due to their work schedule, we decided to celebrate again, but now with everyone at lola and papaw's house. it was more of a christmas lunch at 11:00am followed by opening up presents before my dad had to go into work at 5:00pm. mom made two lasagna dishes (one was a meat & cheese and the other a chicken & vegetable) along with pot roast and rice. the meal was very satisfying after eating the traditional christmas food for the last couple of days. the grunt wore a dress that her lola bought for her, and i actually got a great picture of her in it before she yacked all over it. poor sweet girl, i wish you'd get better already...after lunch, we all gathered around in the living room and started exchanging and opening up our christmas presents. the mabster got the honors of starting first. she received a big mickey mouse along with some dvds, and she loved them. the grunt received a pretty dress in which she planned to wear to her cousin carson's baptism the next day. thank you lola, it's beautiful!towards the end, my dad made all of us girls open up our gifts from him at the same time. he has always loved surprising us with something he has made himself. well, my dad is awesome when it comes to crafting things both big and small. he's newest skill that is also one of his new found hobbies is making things out of stain glass. as we opened our gifts, we revealed a beautiful hand-made jewelry box made out of stain glass. it has two humming birds (my mom's favorite bird) on the top cover, and it is gorgeous. he designed it from scratch all my himself, and he beamed with pride as he told us that it was a "papaw original." i love it. and i love knowing that every time i look at it as i place a piece of jewelry in it, i will know that it was made just for me out of love. thank you papaw, we love you!so did you notice in that last pic that my mom's cat had to be propped up in the picture as well? she loves that damn cat. funny story is that jay's mom gave that cat to my mom and dad about 5 years ago when he was just a little baby kitten. my mom named him "KJ" after "kim and jason," and i can still remember the scrapbook page i made when we first brought him to her. super sweet. i think my mom loves that damn cat more than auburn football...and that's A LOT! ;) here is a quick pic of our douglas family of four in front of the christmas tree...lastly, out of all the expensive and elaborate gifts the mabster received, she absolutely loved her tita karmie's the best. you would have think she handed her the moon, but instead it was two dollars worth of jolly rancher flavored chapsticks. my kid's a nut for some chapstick. i think she has already eaten two tubes of it as we speak. lol. thanks tita karmie! "she is the best, she is the best. no one else, no one else!" =P

5 comments:

Poodlehead said...

those boxes are beautiful. I took a stained glass class one time - it ain't easy. And wordworking too? you should talk him into doing a window in your home.

Jamie said...

That is the funniest picture of Karmie and Abby...I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love Lyla's eyes - they are so unique. Karmie and Abby are too funny.
~ Karla

Kim said...

PH - i will have to tell him you said that. my dad gets tickled at the littlest things especially if it's a compliment about his work. and you are right, i should definitely get him to make a stain glass window in our house. now i only need to figure out where...

Kim said...

oh, and thanks jamie and karla! the mabster cracks me up when she's with her tita karmie. they are a mess together!

and karla, lyla's eyes are so unique. they are a serious cross between jay and i's. if they go hazel, i will do a back-flip. =P but i love how they are big and then go slightly chinky towards the end. she is going to be a heartbreaker!