I usually go to my monthly Drink and Draw art club over at Café Hey, but today I got to have some drinking and drawing in my own home!
My sister got me Jam Jar wine for my holiday gift because I joked that I wanted to celebrate something with Manischewitz wine (the yummy juice-like wine I grew up with at family rituals), and my sister asked if she can please get me a wine that’s not Manischewitz. So I tried it.
Verdict: Pretty yum.
The drawing part was with the assistance of my family. Cutiepie Ash got to lie down on the paper and get a trace of his body he could color. Daddy and Mommy (my brother-in-law and sister) did it too. I just drew comics.
And we also played some kind of game driving some kind of vehicle represented by pillows. It was really fun.
It’s so much fun to have breakfast for dinner in the new year. Breakfast is my favorite meal and I love having my family over as a New Year’s tradition so I can spoil them with my favorite foods.
Here we’re having quiche, pancakes, tater tots, and banana muffins, all homemade except the frozen tater tots! We have cheese, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, various syrups (lite syrup, maple syrup, agave nectar, honey), and various toppings and condiments (chocolate chips, powdered sugar, butter, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, ketchup) for adding to our food. So good!
We had a lovely New Year’s Eve at Mom’s. I went over to her house where my sister Patricia, brother-in-law Yusuke, and nephew Ash were staying, and we all lit sparklers, ate ice cream, roasted marshmallows, and played Uno together. We watched the ball drop and talked a little about resolutions!
Christmas Day happened at my mom’s house this year! Sister Patricia, brother-in-law Yusuke, and nephew Ash were staying with Mom. Sister Lindsay and brother-in-law Mike drove in to visit, and I brought friends Victor and Jeaux. Later Lindsay and Mike’s friend Ryan and Mom’s roomie David joined us.
We made cookies, had dinner, and opened gifts!
Frosted Yule Log
Sprinkled Yule Log
Working on Gingerbread house!
Completed Gingerbread House!
Group Opening Gifts
Ash decorating cookies
Jeaux and Victor making cookies
Yusuke & Patricia documenting Christmas
Yusuke & Patricia’s Gifts
Ash enjoys gifts
Jeaux building Legos with Ash
Desserts: Cookies & Yule Log Cake
Ash enjoys a ninjabread cookie (It’s a gingerbread man shaped like a ninja)
I’m enjoying Ash’s enjoyment.
My Steven Universe sweater
My Steven Universe cap
My other Steven Universe cap
Peridot socks my friend Kari made me!
I got to go see my dad and Connie for our holiday gathering 2018. I rode along with Patricia, Yusuke, and Ash, and we met Lindsay and Mike there. Much fun was had!
My salad: not that adventurous.
Mike’s good with that ice cream.
Ash playing with his Uncle Mike.
My sisters Patricia and Lindsay opening gifts.
Ash and Patricia mid-gifting.
Dad and Connie getting their presents.
Gifting is serious.
Madhouse of gift-giving!
Clearly enjoying the presents!
Boys jamming in the music room.
Sister Patricia, brother-in-law Yusuke, and nephew Ash are here! I got to hang out with them a little today.
Our grandmother passed away on December 1. RIP.
Our grandmother passed away and we went to her funeral this afternoon. At least I got to see my sisters.
We even made latkes for some family togetherness time.