*Pronounced like the Target lady on SNL. I looked for a clip to share but it seems to not be found on the interweb.
As per request, here are pictures of the ornaments exchanged at the 3rd annual Williams Family Ornament Party. For a peek at last year's party and a synopsis of what and why we do this, click here.
The lovely Miss Madison (age 9) made this"green" ornament out of old NewsWeek Magazines. Very cool and Earth Friendly.
Beth came through with a painted gourd complete with a quote by her father, about how much he hates the Democrats (we don't tell him that we all are that which he hates 'cause he seems to like us.)
Beth's ornament from the front. It's a Dema-Cat. Get it? (I only say "Get it?" 'cause that's what Dan says to me whenever I give him that 'oh my gosh you're cheesey' stare.)
Another political beauty is Matt's Election '08 ornament. It has alternating red and blue sides with pictures of almost all the candidates who ran--including a picture of Rudy Guiliani that I had to look at for a minute to figure out who it was (not the most flattering there, Rudy).
If there's anything Cam's good at, it's making fun of our mother. But he does it with love, truly. This is a parody of a phrase my mom came up with for Joel to use as an answer when Beth asked him to the Morp dance in high school ("I say yes to mor...mor...mor...More Cookies!"). She'll never live it down, bless her.
Taylor's sequin ball was a definite favorite. It was the first to go. I wanted it bad. Poor kid spent hours on it. Hours.
Mom's pretty little tinsel tree with hand beaded ornaments was also a hit.
Courtney made this beautiful little box decorated with vintage postcards , lacy paper and glitter.
The front of Court's ornament
Joel made this Jolly snowman out of an old Oil dropper (or something, I'm no mechanic). I really coveted it.
Dan hunted for, cut, polished, drilled, and soldered this awesome geode ornament that Taylor took home.
How could you not love this Yoda ornament by Asher? Especially since he was Yoda for Halloween.
This is the back of my Napoleon Dynamite ornament. It has a miniature pencil I painted, and drawings of Tricia and a liger. The fabric is from Great Aunt Winnie's fabric stash.
This is the front, I made it by needle felting. It's my favorite craft which I feel I'm semi good at it (bonus!)