Christmas 2013 Recap

It started with the Christmas Story.

To heading to the Christmas tree.

 To finding a note from Santa.
 To some pleasure reading.
To getting into trouble.
To accessorizing with items we have around the house?

 And then, finally stockings.  Which Santa buys pre packaged food mama never buys.  So that's when everything stopped.  And we spent an hour eating.

 And we sat in front of the tree, eating.

Finally, we dug into the presents.

 Then more presents (marvelous and generous ones that I failed to take pictures of them opening) on Skype with their grandparents.  And the tunnel, they love the tunnel.  They call it the worm.  They like to play in the worm.
 And do farming, naturally.
 Not counting the presents from his grandparents and the prepackaged snacks, the toy presents to my kids from Santa/us generated this much waste. (Cloth bags on left, paper recyclable on top, plastic waste on bottom).  Keeping things simple, reusable wrapping and thrift shopping=much less to clean up.  Good stuff if you're neurotic like me, and have heart palpitations when thinking of wasting. 

Anyway, once we finished opening, I lined up all their loot and made them sit in front of it.  They were cooperative, because, you know, there were more snacks involved.
 It was a marvelous day for them, totally tuckered her out.
 Hope your loved ones brought some joy in your heart too.  Merry Christmas to all!


  1. What a beautiful recap of your Christmas! It felt like I was right there with all of you!

    Wishing you all the best in the new year.



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