Monday, December 28, 2009

it was merry and bright

And just like that, it's all over. There's something so gloomy about awakening on the 26th December with the realization that it's over. Wrapping paper filling the recycling bin, tree standing dark in the corner waiting for dismantling and bagging, stockings laying empty on the floor. Just a houseful of mess needing cleaning, packing, storing. Not that I have any reason to be feeling any gloomish feelings, because this Christmas absolutely lived up to all the preparation and hype. Christmas, my friends, was very good, chock-full of all the cheery adjectives on the many cards we received- merry, joyous, peaceful, blessed. Of course, I missed my parents and my baby brother very much, and I could have done without the bloated ham hangover I was rocking Thursday night, but otherwise ... holiday success all around. Quality time with my two favorite boys, my sweet sister, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. The next day, more of the same with MIL and J's aunt. The celebration of the birth of our Savior shared with a little one not old enough to grasp the concept but willing to snuggle in my lap and listen to the story, nodding his little blonde head as if he understands it all ... while chewing on the baby Jesus from his Little People nativity set (thanks for that, Sara and family!) Good food, good (non-alch) wine, a big tin of sweet treats on my doorstep from a very special friend (thanks again, Kim!) And of course, the gifts. Gifts big and small, each thoughtful and/or helpful and/or FREAKING AMAZING.

Instead of saying much more, since I've got a Kindle loaded with good reads and a big, brand new, cozy king size mattress beckoning to read upon, I'll just share photographic evidence of the wonderful, wonderful holiday. I hope yours was equally enjoyable, and here's to a fabulous last few days of 2009!

Anderson and cousin Chloe
Mister A (OVER the picture thing), Auntie Megan, Chloe
me, belly, J, uncooperative A
googly eyes for everyone
Chloe got a vacuum for Christmas. Anderson stole it.

Christmas morning


Tabatha said...

What do you mean it's over??? :) Looks like y'all had a great Christmas; the googly eye glasses are awesome!!!

Candice said...

Your Christmas looked wonderful!! Love your family photo too. Graham never looks at the camera for ours either...oh well!

The Barron's said...

Anderson is so darn cute. He is getting so big!!! You look so great! We need an update of the belly. You don't have much longer. So exciting!!