It always makes me laugh that each year this is the most popular post on the blog, the reveal of this year’s Jammie pants. For any newbies, my mom makes matching pajama pants for my entire family each year. This year we are once again wearing the t-shirt that features my pop’s award winning 64′ Ford Fairlane; it is paired with a little choo choo train patterned flannel. Last year they were “Paw-jamas“, this year it was Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (a favorite holiday movie for us all).
And then one of everyone pretending to have the remote.
You can bet that with everything going on my dear mother still found time to make matching pajama pants for all of us again. This year was quite fancy, green polls-dots with striped cuffs. They were a hit and everyone’s fit well, a victory in itself.
If you want to see some of the past creations – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
Our nephews call Josh’s mom Nana, I’m from a strictly Grandma family. She is a pretty cool Nana at that. Check out her and one of the boys tearing up on the beanbag circuit.
It’s the moment you all have been waiting for, the reveal of this year’s jammie pants!!!!! As you can see it is a lovely blue and green plaid flannel, but what really makes this a monumental year is that everyone’s fit. Add to that, my mom had them done way ahead of time; these are a milestone pair.
Now I don’t want to see any of these photos winding up on some awkward family photo site. After looking at a few, I realized that we kind of fit into that category. Except for that my family being so cute.
As in years past my mom gives us the pants at Thanksgiving and we all wear them Christmas morning. It’s a small way to be together when we are apart. This is the 9th year she had made us matching Christmas jammies.
Check out some past years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Our plans changed from last week. The trip home was moved forward a few days. We said goodbye to Josh’s grandmother Bernie. Joining family to say goodbye to an amazing woman, she set the example in her 90 of how to live a full life. So this week will be in both of our hometowns, mine for Thanksgiving.
Courtesy of Google Maps
Notes from last week: Things got a bit crazy trying to get back to Illinois while making sure that our final two shows were covered.