Let's just start with this golden nugget, shall we?
|all three looking, zero crying, nobody blinking.|
a christmas miracle!
|j brings my christmas porch vision to real life.|
|chester wants attention.|
|this is an awful picture, lighting-wise.|
|lovey wasn't allowed in the picture.|
|fine have your freakin' lovey, i'll just crop it out!|
|ready to board!|
|bug, grandpa & mommo|
|a train omg it's a traiiiiiiiiiin!|
|this thing was massive by christmas.|
a big, massive, display of awesomeness.
|faketwins, ready to party.|
mabel needs to learn to stand so she can participate in front porch photos.
|so fortunate to find good friends everywhere we go.|
jamie, yours truly, emily
|homeboy's wondering how much santa knows about his recent behavior.|
|just before she spiked a fever and went home in tears.|
fah la la la la!
|yeah, i made that snowman/snowball game.|
i just didn't sleep last month, like, ever.
|next year, i bring a freaking veggie tray.|
The week of Christmas, Mimi and Papaw came. (AKA, the aforementioned in laws.) Such a good time. Can we talk about how cute they are, being good sports while we froze their Texan bones with a ranch tour by gator? VERY good sports. Cute sports, too.
We also made it to the mall. See photo 1: Mall Santa. If you're still with me. HELLO, ANYBODY? On the way into the mall, we ran into a bell ringer who looked pretty gosh darned familiar. Only my father in law, I tell you, would ask for an apron and spend some time outside ringing a bell (in a fancy battery operated hat he ran down to Hallmark to buy), just on a whim.
|vivi has no idea why i'm taking her picture with the bell ringer.|
not even kidding.
NO IDEA WHO IT IS.
Christmas Eve. We went to the ranch. Family, food, gifts, sledding, and a game of Monopoly where nobody ended up in tears. I took zero pictures, pretty much. Oh, except this one on my iPhone of me drinking wine in my fabulous moose mug.
Christmas morning. It all happened too fast to set my camera properly and get good pictures, but hey, I was more concerned with enjoying the moment than properly playing the role of historian. And enjoy it, I did. So much joy.
Christmas afternoon brought a sleigh ride. A new tradition, I hope, because it was so fun and scenic and oh-so-Colorado.
|horse butt photo bomb.|
Tomorrow, 2012 in review. Then hello to 2013! Unbelievable. It's been a wild year, 2012 has, and that's putting it lightly.