Friday, December 25, 2009

happy christmas



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.





4 comments:

Jack and Melissa said...

Merry Christmas! Your tree looks beautiful..we're hitting the road asap to head for Mesquite & some grandkids. Have a wonderful day--love you all! Melissa

In The Doghouse said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend. I loved your Christmas card... got it a couple of days ago. Glad that Santa is still on his way! xxooo Much love and continued happiness sent your way!

Claudine said...

totally cute $10 tree - don't you just love a bargain???? haha! Mine was greatly reduced as well - we only beat you by a couple of days...
love ya! hope you had a merry one!

Claudine said...

you are so good.... I made Chili - yay! And dessert was ice cream and lemon cookies from Trader Joes. And you are cooking your little heart out! Can I come to Christmas at your house????