Sunday, December 25, 2005

The Children Were Nestled All Snug in Their Beds

Okay, so that's the plan anyway but our oldest daughter is still awake which makes it tough for Santa to come. I have to confess that we were extremely disorganized about decorating this year and in fact we only got our tree up on Christmas Eve - YIKES! We've never been this late before but I was insanely busy with school things and trying to get the shopping done, etc. and Paul was working 60+ miles away for the last week and a half so it didn't get done. But, I'm happy to say we did get a tree and we did get it decorated. Since we got it so late, there wasn't a lot to choose from so it's smaller than our typical tree but it's amazingly not that dry and it smells like Christmas which to me is the important thing.
Here's the tree
(all ready for Santa to come and add his gifts!)

Every Christmas Eve we go out to dinner with Paul's family and then back to his parents' house to open one (or two) gifts. But, before dinner, we always each open one gift before we leave for dinner. What's in the gift? New pajamas and a new ornament for the tree. And, just before we leave, we take our traditional Christmas Eve photo in front of the tree (which we mostly hide this year).
Us on Christmas EveOur Traditional Christmas Eve Photo
(Complete with a lovely Got Beer mat in the background LOL!)

We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and we hope that you find everything that you have wished for under your tree this year.

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