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ugly sweaters {x3}

This is the third year our small group has had an ugly Christmas sweater contest.
This year I think Mitch and Emilie definitely won the prize for most creative.
Next year Joel and I are going to have to step it up a notch.
They made Mitch’s Christmas sweater.
Nothing says Christmas like a red cardinal, right?
Complete with bird poop on the shoulder.
Emilie even made her boots.
Who knew that red spray paint and tinsel would make such festive boots?
We always have a white elephant gift exchange too.
Someone brought this gift wrapped up like a burrito.
Everyone was scared to pick it.
It was one of the last gifts and it ended up having a Chipotle gift card in it.
If only we would have known.
 A few people in our group didn’t wear their Christmas sweaters.
But we will give them a break because of this sweet girl…
and this sweet little girl too.
They have both been a little busy lately.
We have two newborns in our group and two more on the way.
You know where to come if you need a baby fix.
And the night wouldn’t have been complete without a whipped cream fight.
I’m pretty sure Joel started it.
Poor Abby is such a good sport.
Joel and I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with these couples every week.
You never know what to expect at a small group Christmas party.
So fun.
  • nichole - yay for small groups! What a great party:)ReplyCancel

  • mel @ the larson lingo - so fun! Love the sweaters! We have had an ugly sweater party every year for the past 3 years as well! I look forward to it every year. I just posted about ours yesterday..I was rocking a Nativity Scene Sweater. Awesomeness 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - That’s so hilarious about the sweater! How fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Moffats - your best year (and Joel’s too!) without a doubt is 2009. hope you still have those rockin sweaters. id say you are definitely in need of stepping it up next year. sorry to say, Jess, but you might have been rocking the ugly christmas-jean-shirt-teacher category this year :)love and hugs to you both.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - who has the two more on the way?? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • SECPumpkin - How fun! I’ve always wanted to do one of those parties. I know this is a weird question, but would you mind showing me some more pictures of your shelf in your living room. We are looking at maybe doing something like that and I was looking from some inspiration ideas. Do ya’ll have a tv on it? We maybe want to put a tv in the middle of ours.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - Lol! What fun! I husband’s cousin and her husband throw an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party every year. If only we lived close enough to attend. Sadly, they live in Chicago, and we live in Upstate NY. Maybe we should start one of our own. 🙂

    Merry Christmas to your sweet family.

    With love and prayers,

  • Ashley - I see four couples.
    If two have had babies recently & the other two are expecting . . .
    Are congrats in order???ReplyCancel

  • k and c's mom - HA! I’m an elementary teacher and I have a HUGE collection that I pull out each year. Much to the horror of my now-adult children. They just don’t make them like they used to…:)
    LOVED the pics. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kendall Smith - Oooh…your Christmas sweaters were WAAAY more festive than the ones we found!!! Looks like fun!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy M. Harris - that looks wonderful. i wish we were in one.
    i think shawn would get along with the bird poo guy; he seems artsy (sneakers).ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Cute!! What a great idea!
    Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - Ack! Some of those jerseys are truly horrible! I don’t know which one is my (un)favourite! 😛ReplyCancel

  • Beki - TheRustedChain - That Christmas denim “teacher” shirt you’re wearing = awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara - What a fun tradition, I love what Emilie did with her boots!ReplyCancel