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Sunday, November 29, 2009


Sarah proposed an acronym for my wordy (and pretty much only) family tradition: Elf Watching and Lasagna Eating (EWLE) and we all love it - thank you, Sarah! :)

It all started when Elf came out in 2003. Forest and I took Katie (then 9), my niece Lauren (then 16), and my nephew Sean (then 14) to see it. We all LOVED it. We are big movie quoters and this movie is quite quote-tastic.  

The next year Elf came out on DVD so we had Lauren and Sean over to watch it and eat lasagna. We decided to do it the next year and the next...My sister and her husband (Lauren and Sean's parents) came a couple of years ago and I think Forest's kids came another year.  Last year Lauren brought a date and Katie invited a friend.

This year, the 6th annual EWLE, my brother's family from Chicago was in town, my other brother wanted to come, my sister and her husband came, Lauren invited 2 friends and Katie invited a friend.  So, we had 15 people! We have a teeny, tiny house, but a cozy good time was had by all.

A candid kitchen photo
Thirsty Katie

Thirsty Lauren

My brother, Michael

Birthday Boy Sean

All the Cousins 
(disclaimer: the next two pics were taken at my sister's house, not mine)

All the Cousins, Part Deux

Anyway, as I said, this is pretty much my only familly tradition and I highly recommend that each of your families start it up.  After all, everyone loves Elf and everyone loves lasagna.  

Just ask Katie:


JamieD said...

Elf is a great movie to quote. Every time Skeeter starts to scream Hubby or I go, "Ooohh, he's an angry elf!"

Wes and Dani said...

"I'm sorry that I ruined everyone's lives and shoved eleven cookies in the VCR...." ;)

PJ said...

Mmmmm lasagna! I am so craving lasagna! :)

So, how are you feeling?

Misty from WTE said...

Amy...just checked in with you after about a month...OMG!!!!! Congrats!!!!! I am so excited for you! Happy and healthy 9 months!

AmyC623 said...

Thank you Misty! It's so good to see you! How is your little one?