Here's a quick look at our Christmas this year. Few words...few photos. I can say this...we had a very stress-free Christmas and the weeks leading up to it. I think it had a lot to do with us getting our shopping done super early (usually we're last minuters). We had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas.
This is the best I could get of the kids on Christmas Eve after church. I mean, what do you expect...they just sat through a nearly 1 1/2 Mass, they weren't really keen on standing still to get their photos taken. Speaking of church...here's my one beef for this year...I sent WM over to the church 45 minutes before Mass started. When he got there, it was standing room only. Seriously people? Where are you the other 51 weeks of the year? But...off my soapbox I come. Christmas Eve Mass was wonderful (we did score a seat...thanks to some friends who saw WM and squished their family together so we could sit...all 5 of us).
My sister gave these to Josie...they are wack-o to look at but they are stinkin' hilarious! I couldn't quit playing with them! Josie loved them, too! She likes to make them bite her fingers, silly girl.
Here's Katie and her American Girl in their matching nightgowns. Katie got her AG for her birthday this summer (Katie names her Angelina) so one of Katie's big Christmas wishes was for clothes for Angelina. She scored.
Josie laying in our bed with her brand spankin' new American Girl. She named her Beatrice. If you ask Jos what she got for Christmas she'll tell you "an American Geeeel."
Ahhhhh...you knew it wouldn't be Christmas for Patrick without dinosaurs! There's that 3' one behind him and grandma was the ringer giving him a D-Rex...something he's been asking for for 2 years. When he opened it he couldn't even talk he was so excited and shocked. He LOVES it!! Thank you Grandma and Papa--you made one little boy's Christmas dreams come true.By 9:00 a.m. it looked like a toy tornado had hit our home, but the kids were thrilled and playing peacefully and happily. All was good in our home. I'm not ready to take the decorations down yet. Sure, the tree is droopy and dropping needles, the candles are 1/2 burned down, all the Advent candles are lit. But we still have, what 9 more days of the real Christmas season and I'm going to savor this for a little longer.
I hope you all had a wonderfully, blessed Christmas.
Name That Tune! for today!!
Remember first one to leave a comment and get it right gets that day's point. Another reminder...the prize for December is a $10 Starbucks gift card (unless Impulsive wins).
Here's today's lyric:
"I'm gonna take this itty bitty world by storm, and I'm just getting warm."
Name that tune....