i dont think i have ever taken a photo of the scene before the chaos erupts. this is it, in all its glory. this year, not so many presents though. have taken a step back and tried to keep everything in perspective. so, everyone got something they actually needed. no ridiculously overflowing stockings this year. no gifts encompassing the whole family room floor. however, the killer of the deal...much needed laptop delivery delayed,
so the big santa present is en route as we speak...
not very santa-like, if you ask me.
so, i decided to cook at 5am...
got pumpkin pies in the bottom oven, monkey bread in the top. next item to assemble-
chili relleno casserole, all this and its still dark outside.
and i am anxiously waiting to hear footsteps from upstairs.
still love that sound.