In the "Tech" realm: Lenny made a "Powerpoint Slideshow" CD for Tom, and it was ab-fab!
It included photos of Tom's life set to some excellent music (Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind", to name one).
a screenshot from the sildeshow
In the "Craft" category: Jewelry! Nick made a necklace, bracelet and earrings for Auntie Donna...
It came packaged in a Chinese take-out container.
"How Fun!" (I think that means "Cool" in Chinese)
Also, Jean and Julie exchanged bling: Jean gave Julie 'Mood Bead' earrings, and Julie made Jean a beautiful bracelet (wish I got a pic of these, but alas...screw-up). Additionally, Jean made a 'Tie-dye' T-shirt for Julie...very nice!
And Ashley made really nice necklaces for Jessica. And Stacy gave Nick a great knitted hat --- it looked like a Mohawk hairdo --- with ear flaps and the ever-essential tie strings (again, no photos - I could kick myself).
In the "Edibles" line: Patty made a basket of homemade goodies, and included a new Journal (Josie gets a journal every year ---I think it's becoming a tradition).
Mom opening her gift from Patty
Everyone did such a great job this year...accept these kudoes - you deserve them!