Friday, December 28, 2012

And So That Was Christmas...

All throughout my childhood, I totally remember my Dad itching to take the tree and all the Christmas decorations down pretty much immediately after Christmas was over.  We would all moan and groan about not being able to leave our presents stacked haphazardly under the tree for days on end to make Christmas last longer.  Nope, my Dad wasn't having any of that.  The tree was un-decorated and removed in the blink of an eye.  I hated that.

Flash-forward to now, and guess what?  Our tree is already down and all the Christmas-y decorations have been put away until next year.  As soon as Christmas ended, I was twitching--so ready to have my house back in order.

Dad, I get it now.

We had a wonderful holiday.  Christmas Eve, unlike in years' past, was spent with close friends instead of family this year.  (We had already celebrated with my parents the weekend before, and would celebrate Christmas Day with Hubby's family.)

Baby desperately wanted to dress up, while Middle and Eldest groaned and grumbled about having their (long and shaggy) hair combed and something other than sweatpants on their legs.

I think they all ended up looking pretty dapper, despite the Great Haircut Strike of 2012:

So after party-hopping on Christmas Eve, it was time to get down to business:  Letter-writing and milk and cookies and carrots for Santa and his reindeer.

And of course, the annual family tradition of reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  I have always read it to the three boyz right before bed.  But this time, Baby wanted to switch it up and do a formal presentation.  Lo and behold:
Christmas morning found us up and at 'em around the ass crack o' dawn.  And about 10 minutes later, all that was left was the Christmas carnage of discarded boxes, wrapping paper and bows.

We celebrated that day with Hubby's side of the family and way way way too much food.  Can you say food coma?  As it should be.

I hope you enjoyed yours as well.

So here's to 2013 and my 40th year.  Bring it on!

1 comment:

amanda said...

happy 40th year honey - this is going to be epic!!


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