Drinking and Drawing at home

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.

New Year’s Eve 2018

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!

Sparklers with Ash

My sparkler

Ash with sparklers

Ash with sparklers

Ash’s New Year’s ice cream

Mom’s New Year’s ice cream

Yusuke’s New Year’s ice cream

My New Year’s ice cream

Patricia’s New Year’s ice cream

Roasting vegan marshmallows

A family game of Uno

Christmas 2018

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

Cookie-Making

Working on Gingerbread house!

Completed Gingerbread House!

Decorated Cookies

Group Opening Gifts

Ash decorating cookies

Ash’s 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!

Family visit with Dad

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.