12.10.2011

The Heathcliff Huxtable Sighting.


It's Tacky Sweater Season, friends. 
Party Time. 
Because here's nothing more entertaining than grown men wearing applique snowmen and knit teddy bears. 
Am I right?

I actually had THE gaudiest sweater (it includes a handsewn kitten in a stocking and says Meowy Christmas) to wear to our Sunday School Christmas Party last night, but I had a last minute wardrobe malfunction, and instead settled on my reindeer knit poncho. 

And, let's face it, one only has a few limited opportunities during the year to sport a reindeer poncho.

We all had so much fun. The highlight of the night? A cut-throat match of the action-packed game BuzzWord. 
Boys vs. Girls.

Clearly, the girls had the collective brain power to kick BuzzWord bootie. 
Better luck next time, boys. 
Although, I'll admit...the guys did win in one respect. They looked much tackier than the females. 
So there's that. 

p.s. Did you spot little Hudson in the first picture of Will? Love those hand motions. 

p.p.s. Hudson stayed with his very first "paid" babysitter last night. Milestone! He had a blast. 

36 comments:

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Love the tacky sweaters!

Shalyn said...

I have never worn a tacky sweater- how sad is that? I just don't know where to find those gems. Goodwill has failed me numerous times. You all look fantastic!

Haley K said...

okay. i am SO GLAD to know that your poncho wasn't purchased as a tacky sweater...because while looking at your photos (before reading the post) i thought to myself, "her 'ugly sweater' is cute!! I'd wear it to a regular christmas party!" :) And oh I can only imagine that fabulously heinous sweater you described ;) Looks like a great night with your friends! i love when games are split men vs. women :)

And yay Hudson buddy!! glad he was good and had a fun night with the babysitter :) She (or he) was lucky to hang out with your little guy for a night! :)

Gentri said...

Loved Hudson in that picture. haha! Those are some awesomely tacky sweaters. haha! I gotta see the kitty one though!

Jennifer said...

HAHA!! Oh my!!! I am laughing my bum off at the ppl Iknow sightings!!! Super fab!!! I have a wonderful vest that coudl have gone to good use if anybody needed one...a gift from my new by marrigae family member! I love your blog btw!!! You make a me smile!

Mariel Torres said...

Ahhh! I've been looking for the tackiest Christmas sweater for a while now... no success yet :b. You guys look awesome! What a fun time.

misc.alaina said...

That is too funny! You look great as usual, and not at all tacky! Will's sweater on the other hand - hilarious!!

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL.... My Granddaughter just borrowed some of my Christmas sweaters for a party she was going to.

The Frat Pack + Me said...

okay, Meowy Christmas cracked me up!

Susan said...

I love me some tacky Christmas sweaters...... and giggle a little when I see cute old ladies in them around town!

Shutterbug said...

LOL at those sweaters!!

kira said...

My husband has an awesome sweater cardigan style vest with a Christmas scene. He wears it with a turtleneck covered in snowmen. Sexy!

katiewake said...

Until I saw the pictures, I had no idea that I looked like a MAD reindeer! Didn't we have so much fun laying the smackdown on the guys?! lovelove!!

Ashley Eliza said...

How FUN Ash!!!! I think those parties are my favorite. Any excuse to dress up is awesome. Glad you're enjoying the holiday season :)

xoxo

Cara-Mia said...

Hahaha I've always wanted to go to a tacky Christmas sweater party, but have yet to do so. (Although my mom made all my siblings and I wear ugly matching sweaters for Christmas photos - in the most unironic way. Ick.

It's A Love Story said...

Love this!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Hudson looks adorable in that picture. Really they both look so cute doing their hand movements!! Looks like you all had such a wonderful time and I think you would look great no matter what you wore!

Sarah said...

i have no tacky sweaters! but it looks like such a cozy night out anyhow. love the photos! and yay to winning buzz word - boys will never be as good as the girls when it comes to such games. haha! charades too, i might add. ;)

a big AWW to hudson's hand gestures in the first photo - he's such a sweetheart, really.

Dr. Huxtable said...

This was a fun night out with our Sunday School Class Christmas Party. Well the ladies might have won the games but we only lost by just a few points. On the other hand the guys laid the smack down with the tacky sweaters. Little buddy in the first picture wanted to wear a tacky sweater like me. I am so proud of him for doing so well with his first sitter.

LOVE YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Meri said...

haha- its kind of like even though they win (with the tackier sweaters) they lose... love the pictures!

Virginie's Cinema said...

The Poncho is fabulous! This party sounds like a lot of fun, I adore tacky sweaters (Will's is pretty wild!).

And yay for Hudson and his first babysitter, I can imagine what a big milestone that is!

May this week be magical for you my dear!

Virginie ♥

Jamie said...

love this party idea! too cute!

Shannon said...

I love your ugly sweater! I have a sweater party to go to Friday and I don't have a sweater yet. Ugh.

The Gists said...

We had so much fun, and I am SO proud of you for leaving Hudson with a sitter! I know he had a good time too!

Cindy P said...

What an awesome party idea! I love all the tacky sweaters! =)

BuzzWord is such a fun game. We play it all the time in my family. Before my sister and I both got married it would be a nightly ritual that after we finished eating we'd sit at the table and go through a few cards from the stack. So fun!

I'm so glad Hudson did well with his first babysitter experience! That's so wonderful!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

This is hilarious!! hahahaha

Amylou said...

His sweater is kinda perfect! I thought about Mr. Cosby when I saw your pic on IG. You all looked great! Too fun!

Bad Joan said...

OMG! So many hilarious sweaters!

GTBB,
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Janette said...

Okay, your sweater is not tacky at all.. I would wear that every day if I had it... Now Mr. Will's sweater is another story.... Greaaat pick! Looks like everyone had a swellermundo time!

Janette, the Jongleur

Faith said...

so fun! but i have to say that your sweater is actually pretty cute, hehe. but it could just be that it is because you are wearing it!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Love it! I've never actually seen pictures posted of a tacky sweater party and I love how tacky they really are!!

Red Soles and Red Wine

Natalie said...

Hi Ashley! I just came by via Virginie's blog! AND I'm so super glad that I did. Your tacky sweater is awesome. Your hair is so lovely and shiny! Hee hee. I'm excited that I found your blog!! Must go read more! xx Natalie

meghan said...

Oh what fun! A tacky Christmas sweater party! And congrats on Hudson's first babysitter! I bet that was a little nerve-wracking. Glad he had a great time!

Courtney B said...

Your sweaters are PERFECT! We have a Tacky Sweater party tonight.... my first one EVER! And guess what? I still haven't found any! Ah! I'm so bummed! I hope I can pull something together by tonight....

Christi Lynn said...

oh how i love tacky sweaters!!! this looks like so much fun.

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

never-ever grow up!!!! yah to the Huxtable shout out, my favorite show (besides Little House) of all time! you guys pulled out all the stops with this awesome gathering, what a blast and a half : )

i was making the rounds in UO the other day and saw they've included a tacky/vintage xmas sweater section. so rad! xo ♥