Monday, December 24, 2012

A bunch of pictures of decorations. You're welcome!

It's Christmas Eve!  We're drinking wine in the afternoon!  We're not going to the vigil Mass!  Hot-pepper pinconning from Moo-ville!  Flan for tomorrow's family Christmas party cooling on the counter!

Sorry.  I'm a little excited.

You know that thing about kids loving Christmas and grown-ups thinking it's a drag?  Yeah, I don't get it either! It is truly the moooooooooooooooost wonderful time of. the. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeear!

But check it, y'all.  I've got more beverages to drink and more snacks to eat and children to force into bed at the earliest possible hour due to the inevitability of a 6 a.m. wake-up call. So: Christmas Eve traditions and decor run down, double linking with both Clan Donaldson AND NFP and Me because I am lazy love multitasking.


The Christmas tree, still bare of presents but now flanked by nine empty stockings (seven humans and their two spoiled dogs).


The nativity, still missing baby Jesus ("He'll be here tomorrow! I promise!" repeated two thousand times), complete with toy pig, toy jumping horse and toy lion cub.  To my small children, this is a Holy Land action figure set.  Not pictured: three wise men who have not yet arrived at their destination.

The Jesse Tree, even more weighted down by ornaments than this...

Fine.  I confess.  The left half totally collapsed yesterday and the ornaments are piled "artistically" all over the bowl o' rocks and that random piece of furniture.  But still!  We did it!  The Star of Bethlehem will be placed lovingly atop the stack this evening, not amid screams and fighting, I assure you.

All four candles of the advent wreath were lit last night and then tonight: the white candle of glorious Jesus-ness!

And look, we finally got some snow!  Sometimes by this time of year, there's been 15-20 inches of snow here.  You know how much there's been this year?  Like, TWO inches.  So lame!  But look, I will revel in the little that we have and just be thankful for easy driving conditions over to Detroit tomorrow.

Okay, this is getting long.

Here.  More things









And this evening I will bust out the new pjs which the small people will wear so that tomorrow's photos will make it appear as if we are a family from a magazine about people who live in outdated homes but are impossibly stylish instead of looking like former-nudists who just discovered a box of discarded race t-shirts and dirty sweatpants.

Catch ya on the flipside (that may be the wine talking), y'all.

Merry Christmas!


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12 comments :

  1. I love Christmas, too. But I'd be lying if I didn't say that I was typing this while hiding in the bathroom. My kids are all insane people right now!
    Merry Christmas!

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  2. I love Christmas, too. But I'd be lying if I didn't say that I was typing this while hiding in the bathroom. My kids are all insane people right now!
    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Love this. Dwij, I have never met you but I feel like we are long lost friends. You have such a way with words. and i, for one, fully appreciate that. Merry Christmas! -Katie white

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  4. Love this. Dwij, I have never met you but I feel like we are long lost friends. You have such a way with words. and i, for one, fully appreciate that. Merry Christmas! -Katie white

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  5. Wave as you're passing by tomorrow! Id say stop by for a potty break, but we are heading east to Pennsylvania around 10. We are heading right into the snowbelt. Joy.

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  6. Merry Christmas!! I hope your day is filled with amazing, crazy, Christmas kid chaos, mine will be!

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  7. Beautiful! Your tree just looks esp charming. And we have the sameish Nativity set. I love that it's lovely and not a toy yet kid-proof.

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  8. I'm a fan of the Jesse Tree. I hope to start doing that next year when I'm oldest is a bit more aware of what is going on. LOL. Your Christmas ornaments on the tree outside are great!

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  9. Totally just forwarded what you wrote about why you give new pjs to your kids on Christmas Eve. He doesn't get it but you and I know why.
    Hope you had an excellent Christmas.

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  10. You're coming the Detroit way? Stop over for wine please :)

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