Friday, December 23, 2011

the ugly sweater party

When my brother Mitchell and his wife Erin decided to come out to Denver for Christmas, their one request was that they could put on an ugly sweater party.  So the Friday before Christmas, just after my two other sisters and their families arrived from Utah and Iowa, they made it happen!  Here’s some of the gang at Grandma’s house with their Christmas worst.  In this picture are three of my sisters, two of my brothers, two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, my mom, two nephews, a niece, and a Patrick in pear tree.

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There was dancing,

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stories,

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food,

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including a hot chocolate buffet,

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and, of course, some very attractive outfits.

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And then there was the white elephant gift exchange.

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And finally, there was a little Tebowing (in the size 17 basketball shoes that Tom got).

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True to Mitchell and Erin’s style, this party will be hard to top!  Thanks for a fabulous night that we didn’t want to end!

6 comments:

Nollie said...

There were definitely some truly heinous sweaters, but I think Patrick and his brother's cardigans took the cake. We went to a similar party a few weeks ago and the winner (male) wore a ladies' turtleneck with holly berries and a sweater vest.

Sarah said...

Aww, that sounds like a great time! So everyone but Monette and Morgan were there. Looking good in those sweaters. Especially Patrick and Tom.
I love your advent calendar! I saw a pack of those tiny ornaments the other day at Michaels for about 20 cents, and now I wish I had bought them. I love the colors and everything about your advent. You did a great job!

Erin said...

awesome party! we were invited to an ugly sweater party this year but weren't able to go. I did find a really ugly sweater at a thrift store though!

The Dahle Family said...

Boy did I miss out!! Looks way too fun!!!

Marliese said...

Thanks for documenting this epic night. It was a great time, and I'm glad for all these pictures to prove it. Too bad YOU are in none of them!

Melayna said...

What a fun picture/video collection of that night! Good times, good times . . .