Christmas memories 2008…

Have i mentioned i absolutely love, love, LOVE Christmas? 

It’s my favourite time of year!

This year's xmas tree (post-gift opening) -

This year's xmas tree (post-gift opening) - My son and I made that star from a pizza box, tissue paper, glitter and gold paint when he was 5.

  The turkey turned out fantastic (i slightly burned last year’s)!

I only really care about the stuffing... YUM!!

Honestly? I only really care about the stuffing... YUM!!

And this Christmas kisses moment was completely priceless – wish i’d gotten it on video…
The Teenager trapped and looking desperately for help...

The Teenager trapped and looking desperately for help...

...no help was forthcoming of course.  This pic is blurry cuz i was laughing so hard

...no help was forthcoming of course. This pic is blurry cuz i was laughing so hard

 …I managed one last picture before we all collapsed laughing!

We could barely tell which screams were coming from the girls vs the Teenager!

We could barely tell which screams were coming from the girls vs the Teenager!

Hard to believe these little innocents (3 and 5) could send a swaggering 6′ Teenager screaming and scrambling for cover under the tree!

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Brio wooden train track we bought when the Teenager was about 4. Best toy investment EVER! It's pulled out whenever kids under 8 come over...

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Holiday Season!

Random thoughts: Christmas memories

Christmas tree 2007

1. I admit it, I have HUGE Christmas tree issues.  I love Christmas.  And once i have my tree up, decorated and the house smelling like fresh pine, i just never want to take it down…

I’m embarassed to admit how long i’ve actually kept my trees up over the past several years – let’s just say they’re usually extra crispy by the time i finally drag ’em out to the curb… I’ve decided this year, it’s coming down early (at least for me, probably normal for other people) so tomorrow i’m dragging out all the boxes and packing all the ornaments away.  Siiiigggh, the process always makes me kinda sad and so reflective….

girls xmas morning

2. Santa, babies & the kitten:  We had a 2year old and 4year old with us for Christmas morning.  I’d almost forgotten the sweet innocence and simple excitement of that tender age…

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3. Teenage mutant ninja… Rudolph?  The Teenager hamming it up for the camera.  Not so sweet, not so innocent but pretty darned funny.

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4. Yummy, yummy, yummy:  Boxing Day dinner was salmon in filo with a scallop and shrimp cream sauce, made from scratch, by li’l old me.  Decadent and delicious.  Sorry, i only remembered to take the picture after dinner. 

crazy kitten

5. Silk & kittens don’t mix:  My sister asked me why i hadn’t put up the nice curtains in the living room for the holiday season.  I think this pic pretty much answers her question…