Wednesday, December 24, 2008

From our house to yours...Merry Christmas!

It's finally beginning to feel a bit like Christmas... GIRL has been wrapping presents for days. These are her masterpieces under the tree. She has taken things around the house, wrapped them up with love, and designated them for each of us. BOY got in on the action, too. They just slay me sometimes.

Yesterday, BOY, GIRL and I made gingerbread cookies. As you can see, the sprinkles were a bit heavy handed. The cookies perhaps, inedible. Yet, we all had fun. A couple have been left out for Santa tonight.

E and I have a tradition with our Christmas tree topper. We don't use a star or an angel. No, we use...the joker. Somehow, a little tomfoolery seems apropos.

My very favorite ornaments belonged to my grandparents. Some have broken, but I still use them. Arranging them in this crystal bowl. I love the splashes of color. And... even broken, I just can't bear to part with them.


I always smile when I unwrap this gingerbread man. He's from my childhood - made out of socks and bits and pieces.


From our house to yours....Merry Christmas!




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12 comments:

Jen said...

Merry Christmas! Have a great day, my friend!

Suzanne said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing those terrific photos...I feel incredibly tempted to steal Mr. Gingerbreadman, he is beyond cute.

Glad that you are feeling better!

texasholly said...

Merry Christmas! There really is no excuse for sprinkles to be used sparingly. BOY and GIRL have it right.

phd in yogurtry said...

The blue ornament with the silver, hollowed out bit? We've got one of those, too. A few from that era. Passed down from my husband's parents. I love the vintage look.

Merry Christmas to you, E, BOY and GIRL! I know you're all making wonderful memories together.

Kate said...

Merry Christmas to you as well! Hope your day has been special and sprinkled with love!

Fowler family said...

Merry Christmas to your family too! You guys feeling any better?

And my grandparents had some ornaments that are the very same. They are the coolest.

Angeline said...

The way Girl wraps the presents simply put a huge smile on my face. Hey FINALLY there's someone who put something else on top of the tree!!! I like that!

painted maypole said...

MQ also wrapped up stuff of "hers" (much of which was orignally ours) to give to her daddy and I for Xmas. it was so sweet.

i love all the memories that holiday decorations hold. and your joker on the tree... perfect!

Merry Christmas!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

All loveliness (and a bit of whimsy, what with an impaled jester on your tree...hehe) - I particularly love the wrapped household items and ornaments in a glass bowl.

Very merry Christmas to you all :D

Ginaagain said...

So much fun! I love girl's presents. Hope you had a blessed day.

Jennifer H said...

Lovely, and I love the joker!

Janet said...

Lovely lovely pictures. At our house, we're all about the sprinkles, too. We just did sugar cookies though. i wanted to do a gingerbread house, but it went the way of so many other things into the ionosphere of nowhere.

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