Here are my Christmas awards.
Best Christmas Creativity:
Most Shocking Christmas Visitor:
Yes, indeed, one of Santa's elves, straight from the North Pole. Who knew they grew them so big? Cousin Aaron delighted all the kids . . . ages 2 to 62!!
Best New Addition to the Family:
Favorite Incorporation of Vintage:
I love these tiny, old bottles, that in their past life held everything from rat poison to hair tonic. I love them even more with tiny white lights, evergreen branches, pine cones, and tiny, glittery glass ornaments sitting atop them.
Biggest Christmas Fail:
If you're going to make monkey bread, stick with the canned rolls, close your eyes to the ingredients on the label, ignore the stomach aches that your gluten-free family members will complain of. Whatever you do, don't even bother trying to make a gluten-free alternative. Monkey bread? Gluten-full or not at all!
Best Christmas Game:
Oh my goodness, we had fun with Scattergories, all of us playing together, Oldest Son's friend included as a part of our dysfunctional, game-playing family. Too many arguments, too much debate and defense, too much posturing and placating, too much fun!!
Favorite new ornaments:
Mmmm, love these. I've figured out that when it comes to Christmas decorations, I love a blend of natural and glittery. What could be better than these shimmering pine cones?
Cutest New Christmas Decor:
Love this precious new Mary, Joseph, and baby that Youngest Daughter made in Kidstuff. Sweet, simple, natural, homemade. Definite Christmas keeper.
Best Christmas Gift:
Hands down, having all family members together, opening their stockings in their jammies, laughing over the traditional Christmas red boxers and I-tunes gift cards, hearing the Christmas story, choking down a few bites of gluten-free monkey bread, enjoying the family God has blessed us to be, flaws and all. Best gift ever.