Truly, there was nothing particularly special or spectacular about this Christmas.
Christmas Eve, my dad, step-mom, siblings, nieces, nephews all came to our house. We gorged ourselves on cheese, sweets, quiche, meats, cheap wine and Boulevard Nutcracker Ale. Then, we threw wrapping paper haphazardly around like it grows on trees or something.
Christmas Day, Santa came and dropped off some things. More relatives came and brought more things. Overall, considering the volume of folks who came to our house, the gifts were not too overwhelming since most folks brought ONE toy per child - my mom even brought a combined gift for the kids, thus winning her the honor for Favorite Relative of 2008. Not bad. We stuffed ourselves on the traditional foods of the season. Then, everyone went home.
Truly, I hope that is how all the holidays go for my kids. Family, laughter, gifts, food, lights, and general obnoxiousness mixed with the occasional off-color joke.
It was a nice holiday and I could not ask for anything more. Except, a nap, perhaps.
Mixed Media: WALL-E Meets Thomas
Madam, would you like some fresh-tapped maple syrup for your waffle this evening? Some newly-churned butter, perhaps?
Snakes and Cheese
He will deign to flash these goofy grins now. Which look so NATURAL. Awesome.
Maybe He's Born With It, Maybe It's Maybelline
Such eyelashage on a BOY? Not FAIR.
The Satisfied Grin of Someone Who Made Out Like a Bandit
Swirls of Hair