Monday, December 27, 2010

The Aftermath

Married Christmas is awesome. Instead of one amazing Christmas, we got three.  We spent Christmas Eve with my family, singing songs horribly, burning the traditional bonfire, and eating cheese, sausage and crackers. Delish. After the little hiccup with Cory's original present, I wanted to get him something else. But he insisted that I couldn't spend any money on another present. What's a girl to do?
On Wednesday, December 22nd, my mom suggested we make him a quilt. We only used scraps from her fabric closet, so the only thing it cost us was time! And boy, did it ever cost us. It had 9 squares total, and 8 of the squares feature a scene from our first year together. Its like, a scrap book, on a quilt! After 18 hours of hard labor, at 12:00 pm on Thursday, the 23rd we had this:

Here's a closeup of each square-- which is your favorite??
1) Painting the Town Yellow   2) Our golf date  3) Watching movies  4) Eating dinners
5)Baking cookies  6) Our first Christmas spent cross country
7) Singing in the Rain aka He proposed  8) Weddin'
We presented it with a bottle of sparkling grape juice and a ton of fruit snacks. So we can snuggle up and stuff our faces. Sounds good to me.

We went to Cory's parents house for Christmas Day, opened a ton of presents and ate a ton of food. It was awesome. They surprised us with a new camera! So, we spent most of the day taking pictures trying to learn how to use it. So, we've got a lot of this:

Zero editing, people. Its the way of the future.  See how Cory is all sharp like,
and the background is all blurry like?  Oh baby.
Around 9:00 PM we came home to our little Christmas celebration. We filled up each other's stockings with little surprises, and opened up a few little presents. It was nice.
We're still getting the hang of self timers.
Also, the other day when we got into the freezing cold car Cory exclaimed: "It's colder than a witch's teat in here!" He insists its a common phrase. Wikipedia agree's with him. Click HERE to know more about witch's teats than you ever wanted to.


Mrs. Blimes said...

LOL "a witches teat!" We used that one back in Madison all the time! I will agree, it was colder than one this weekend!

I am speechless over your quilt! AMAZING! It is absolutely perfect in sentiment, and detail! I love it!

Kristen said...

Please calibrate with your mom and make my christmas gifts next year. that is such an amazing gift. he better love it.

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Wow! Y'all really had a fabulous Christmas! :) And yes, married Christmas is the best!! And I am sooo jealous of your quilt that is AMAZING! I may try to do something like that (maybe)! So neat! I'm glad y'all had a good day!! Miss and love you!

By-the-way, my favorite square is the "singin' in the rain" one...I love the raindrops and umbrella! CUTE!

Becca said...

Oh my. I wasn't expecting the last paragraph.

As for favorite quilt squares--it's hard to beat the wedding one, but I also like the one with you holding a pan of cookies???

Merry Married Christmas. Isn't it the best?

The Hargretts said...

WOW that is one amazing quilt. You're so crafty!!! My favorite square is BY FAR the proposal. So Cute with the little rain drops and Cory on one knee. Love it! Happy First Christmas. The second is even better =)

Anonymous said...

gosh i'm not the first to comment on the quilt. lindy maybe i'm emotional but it made me cry. gosh yall are so crazy gifted. u need to make a business of it... love u mindymoo