Saturday, December 12, 2009

2nd annual frandsen family christmas party

merry christmas y'all! friday night peter and i hosted our second annual frandsen family christmas party, southern style. will was a good sport running errands with peter to get all of the necessary ingredients for our treats. here he is, our little christmas bear:
we raided the goodwill and got ourselves some sweet christmas sweaters--the way i look at it, you can never have enough french horn-decorated oversized sweatshirts. and a festive holiday house is always an ideal adornment.
we invited a bunch of friends from peter's residency and our ward. we had a great time drinking wassail, having a lively white elephant gift exchange, and listening to 'n sync and mariah carey serenade us some holiday cheer.

the white elephant gift exchange was full of surprises. josh and jo were lucky enough to get an EPT. because you just never know . . .
dave was super excited for his superman lingerie, however, peter and i just couldn't resist snatching it away from him!


and then of course, the bobble head of some athlete that i've never even heard of. apparently it's worth a lot of money, so even though paula brought it, she made sure to steal it back . . .

all in all it was a very fun night. now that we've celebrated with our mississippi-resident-family, we're excited to go home and celebrate with our real families! just one more week until we're on that plane!!!

10 comments:

petey said...

emily...
I think that it's called man-gerie...

Jamie said...

can't wait to see you!!!!

Amy F said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Looks like some fun friends.

See you soon...

Jill Tew said...

Glad to hear you're keeping the tradition alive. Looks like fun. Did everyone wear ugly sweaters? I mean festive sweaters?

mom/shauna said...

I like Will's holiday attire the best.

petey said...

i would say about 100% were sweater'd, but only about 50% were ugly sweaters...

Ryan and Denyse said...

Umm I love your sweaters! We just went to an ugly sweater party, but I couldn't find ANY christmas ones at the ol thrift store...what a fun tradition to have! We leave AZ the 30th so we'll just miss you guys darn it. Have so much fun going back home to see your fams :)

Kim said...

I love the matching Christmas sweaters. I think you should wear them while in Utah. Only a few more days until I can hold baby Will!!! YAY.

Stephen said...

so sad i wasn't there.

petey said...

stephen.
we scrapped the talent portion of the night's activities because you weren't there to dazzle us with your digital mystical flute.