December 23, 2009

Merry Fitness and a Happy New Rear!

Today's title is courtesy of my favorite Christmas card this year- the one from my personal trainer.

Here is the card we sent out this year:

Per usual, I included Pearson our cat, but it just seemed odd to not include Lucy. She is such a constant presence in our house, that is is like we added a 3rd child this year.  The bottom picture of Team Chaos is one of my favorites from this year.  We had such a great time that afternoon at the park and I am glad I was able capture the photo evidence.

Our Christmas celebrations kick off today. My dad, a respiratory therapist, is on call tomorrow night, so we moved our normal Christmas Eve tradition up a day. My dad, step-mom, siblings and all of their significant accoutrements will be arriving at 4pm. Tomorrow will actually be a really quiet day for us, but that works in my favor - I am hoping to fit in some more driving around to see lights, vegging out to Christmas movies and decorating that gingerbread house languishing in the garage.  We are also going to let the kids open up their presents - all of them - that evening in a vain attempt to stem the tide over-stimulation coming their way the next day.  I am a little worried the three days of presents might actually be worse, though.  Christmas Day will be a stereotypical celebration with all the usual foods consumed with the chatter of TV (football?) on in the background.  My only worry is the weather - many of the folks coming on Christmas Day are over 80 years old and get nervous about rain, much less the more solid stuff.

Merry Christmas to all of my imaginary friends out there in the Blue Nowhere!!

This has been a year where I am so grateful for the folks who have been so supportive over the years. All of the virtual hugs and high-fives have really meant so much to me.

Now if you will just excuse me, I need go and dig out the some comfortable pants in preparation for eating my way through the next 3 days.


CPA Mom said...

Merry Christmas to you too, my friend. I'm totally wearing sweatpants the next 7 days myself.

Olivia said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures AND the sentiment. Merry Christmas!


Monkey McWearingChaps said...

Merry Christmas! Hilarious Christmas card as always!

Mamma Sarah said...

Merry Christmas to yours from ours. :-)

Marathon Mom said...

Christmas card was awesome, BTW.