Christmas Project 2009

For several years, we’ve drawn names to give Christmas gifts with both my family and Keri’s family. This past Christmas, someone from Keri’s family came up with the terrible fantastic idea of creating a surprise handmade gift for “our person”.

I drew Keri’s sister, and after a few weeks of making no progress, Keri suggested that I make her a bird house.  After a little research, I decided to go the route of decorating a birdhouse that I bought at a hobby store nearby.  Here are a few pics of my project in action:

The bad news of the story: I think they want to do hand made gifts again next Christmas.

Fripp Island – Christmas 2009

For Christmas, we decided to mix things up a bit.  Before my parents arrived on the 26th, we traveled with Keri’s family to South Carolina and rented a house on the beach for a few days.

It was pretty cold, but Nathan (A.K.A. Great Gorilla) and I managed to get in the ocean for a few minutes.