Our family lives in Newport Beach, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, Ventura, CA, Lee Vining, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, Mammoth Lakes, CA, Nashville, TN, and Minnesota. The Foss Christmas Extravaganza takes place this Saturday in Newport Beach, California at Grandma's House, the original Gen #1. There will be (2) Gen #1; (8) Gen #2; (15) Gen #3; and (6) Gen #4 (Gen #4 is the great-grandchildren, so you can work your way back to GG or Great-Grandma Foss, Gen #1.)
|July 8, 1945|
Pete (1924-2010) and Orlene Foss (1924-)
Great-Grandpa & Great-Grandma (GG)
July, 2010So this year, one of my creative nieces decided we needed some technology assistance to plan our Christmas Get-together, introducing us to Pinterest. She set-up a shared board so that all the creative women in the family could pin ideas about food, games, gifts, decorations, and more. We have had a blast pinning throughout November, December, and January. This Saturday we finally come together for the Extravaganza. Getting together with this group will not be restful, but it will REJUVENATE my creative soul!
BTW, did I mention that the adult cousins are wildly competitive with one another, so we always have some kind of competition? This year, the annual Boccee Ball Tournament will take place, and ] we will also have a Beer Making Competion (5 cousins competing, all tasting). Last year it was ugly Christmas Sweaters. Very competitive these cousins. Details to come next week!
|Bocche Tournament 2010|
|Ugly Sweater Contestants January, 2011|
|Mason Jars, Epson salt and trees|
|Homemade pretzels with cheese sauce|
|Cranberry Margaritas in Mason Jars|