My mom has always had games and fun stuff for us to do together at Christmas, but this year she took it to a whole new level. She asked us to dress up in our best redneck/white trash attire, bring a white elephant gift for a redneck gift exchange, and bring food to contribute to our redneck food spread.
It took some extra work on everyone's part to participate, but we like to laugh around here so she didn't have to twist our arms too hard at all to get us on board. I love this family of mine. We always have a good time together.
I present to you..... Our Redneck Christmas!
|Redneck Christmas tree complete with a lamp shade and empty case of cheap beer for the topper as well as empty beer cans and cartons of cigarettes as ornaments|
|The redneck decor carried inside through the house as well with the couches covered in blankets, clothes hanging on clotheslines, lawn chairs for extra seating, and even a handmade flower centerpiece on the coffee table (a poinsettia in a beer can).|
|My brother came in and said, "Well put me on the front of a birthday card!" Seriously hilarious!|
|My aunt makes my day like no other, and the effort she put into her redneck/white trash outfit was awesome. She even had fake tattoos on her chest! Oh, and then there's this....|
|Her Wal-Mart "tattoo" on her knuckles! HA!|
|Check out that baby taped to my mom's leg! That's one way to keep up with your kid so your hands are free for other things. ;)|
|There's a lot of hair going on in this picture!!!!! :)|
|I'm thinking this should be their Christmas card next year. :)|
|My uncle Rusty and aunt Marjory.... I just adore them!|
|Redneck for life! A true redneck woman's hands are full with a beer and a baby, so where else is she to put her personal items than her cleavage?!|
|Joel with his boys, Charles and Aaron|
* Photo bombed courtesy of Kelsie! *
|My oh my.... This still makes me laugh out loud!|
|Check out that mommy multitasking going on. She's not only distributing gifts, but she's doing it while holding her baby! :)|
|You know you're an adult when you get a new set of kitchen pots and pans for Christmas....and you're over the moon excited about it! This was equally true for three adults in this room. :)|
|I was trying to think of things for C & P's shirts that were in line with the redneck theme....|
C's says: "This is my juice drinking shirt!"
You'll see P's a few pictures down.... :)
|P's shirt said "You better redneckognize!"|
|The back of both boys' shirts said either "Bubba 1" or "Bubba 2", just for added enjoyment for us adults. This is him getting his jacket on to go outside....after he opened that one present. Typical. :)|
Then, it was GAME TIME! My mom put so much effort and preparation into the redneck games. So much fun! There are way too many pictures to include them all, so I'll try to show you some of my faves...
Game #1: Lawnmower Race
|We had to push lawnmowers (NOT turned on! That's very important, people!) by navigating around wheelbarrows, flamingos, and other items scattered in the yard.|
Game #2: Hubcap Hurling
|You had to toss a few hubcaps into the other team's pool.|
Game #3: Redneck Horseshoes
|no horseshoes here...only toilet seats (they were new, for those of you wondering :) )|
Game #4: Redneck Boob Job
|You had to blow up balloons with straws and fill up the bra cups.|
Game #5: Seed Spitting
The goal here is to spit your sunflower seed the farthest. I think it's funny that everyone's faces look like they're about to puke when they're spitting the seeds as far as they can. Look for yourself for a good laugh.... :)
Game #6: Junk in the Trunk
|Put ping pong balls in an empty tissue box, and tie it to your waist. You have to get all of your balls out first by shaking your hiney like a mad man/woman. :)|
Game #7: Guess the Beer
The guys ended up playing some Redneck Life...yes it's a real board game, and no my mom didn't own it before this gathering. :)
As we wound down for the night, we did our white elephant redneck gift exchange. What was even better than the gifts themselves was how they were all wrapped....in a diaper box, in soda boxes taped together, rolled up in a plastic grocery bag taped together with duct tape, in a styrofoam take-out food box, and even in an empty potato chips bag!
|Being silly, but it didn't last long because....|
|Rusty stole that gift on his turn! Rusty's smile after stealing that gift is fantastic! So funny!|
|Jerry Springer VHS tapes|
|Whatever it is, it's wrapped in foil inside a plastic grocery bag. That's gotta be good! Right????|
|And it was! It was a last place trophy for a golf tournament! The best part is that the plate on the front of the trophy was engraved with "last place". Haaaaaa!!!!!!! What's even better is that it actually belonged to someone in this family!!!!|
|Massage Oil! (AKA vegetable oil)|
|a tractor calendar|
The day was a blast, to say the least. We were all beat by the end of the day, but it was a day where we made many fun memories. This smile sums up our day together....
I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as much as we did ours. :)