My costume was Jar Jar Binks, my favorite Star Wars character! The only problem was I couldn't see without my glasses & they kept fogging up under my mask LOL! I will post more pictures when I get them from DD's camera - Bob was the emperor, Alea was Asoka (from the cartoon) & Tomy was Mara Brood (from the video game). Kyle's wife (Ray's sister) Amy did his face with acrylic craft paints - awesome job! Ray's mom, Kathryn, came in a serape & sombrero with a sign labeling her as an alien.
I spent New Year's day taking down the tree after Alea woke me at 8:00 (got to bed after 2:00). It actually took all day as I felt like a total zombie. I would wash a few dishes, then pack a few ornaments, then do a few more dishes. Tomy put a turkey in the oven but we just picked at it with some leftover snacks as none of us had the energy to cook. The guys went back to work yesterday (late shift, 4 P.M. - 2 A.M.) and Alea goes back to school tomorrow - gives whole new meaning to "and mom & dad can hardly wait for school to start again!". Her birthday is on January 10th so Tomy & I are now planning ANOTHER party - whew, I'm not recovered yet from the last one! I haven't touched my stitching in days - maybe I'm having withdrawal symptoms & that's why I can't function LOL! Guess that's enough for a 1st posting - will add more as I get more pictures .... or some stitching done.