Monday, December 27, 2010

It’s been an awesome Christmas!

And I know you really want to see my super cool Christmas pictures.  Oh wait, that’s just me who wants to see them, and since it’s my blog I get to show them to you :)

First, on Christmas Eve Eve we gave Aunt Tara her new puppy.  Unbeknownst to her a whole slew of people got together to buy it for her.

 

Needless to say, she was thrilled.

We sent the kids to bed with dreams of opening presents.  Then about 45 minutes later one of the boys came out with, “Is it morning yet?”

 

Ummmm……  No.

 

Then Christmas Eve morning the kids woke up and looked at the clock and it wasn’t time to come open yet, so they went over to Mimi’s room and said, “Mimi the clock is broken it can’t get past 6 and 2 and a 4.”

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As you can see adults got presents too.  Aunt Tara might have been inundated with Christmas socks and toys for her new puppy, but she enjoyed it.  Mostly, I think.

 

And, score for me I got a spiffy new camera that can do everything but take the picture itself.

 

And just so I remember in the future, Batman is wearing the Transformer pajamas and Superman is wearing the red ones.  Oh, and obviously Princess is in pink.

 

Then we headed to my Mom’s for Christmas two.  Yes, my kids celebrate 3 different Christmases, wow there actually is a plural of Christmas.

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Aunt Jenn got a box full of dog food.  Uncle Sean got a G.I. Joe doll and a dancing hamster.  Okay, those weren’t the real presents but those are the fun pictures.  See Batman explaining to Aunt Jenn what she got.  And see the sparkliness of my new camera pictures?

 

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This was the night of duplicate presents.  They are all much appreciated presents, but it was amusing, and I had fun getting pictures of them together.  I especially liked Uncle Sean and Jeff hamming it up, nice knife Sean.  And I still remember you threatening me with your first pocket knife……..

 

And then I played with my new camera, and got pictures of the boys playing with my wooden sword from the Ren Fest oh 20 or so years ago……

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Gotta love the crazed go for the frosting look that Superman has in that first picture.

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And I can’t end talking about our Christmas at Mom’s house (Mimi) without mentioning Jeff and I made out like bandits too.  He got a Nook, and I after much rather heavy hinting got the super cool Silhouette machine.  Now, I’m going to disappear for a while and play with it soon.

 

And after the craziness of all the opening we got to take some time to focus on why we have Christmas at the Christmas Eve Service.

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The kids were super excited because this was the first year they got to have their own candles (See the neat effect I got using the fireworks setting on my cool new camera).

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Okay, the Dallas side of the family and Christmas Day will have to wait for tomorrow.  I’m getting calls to sing a lullaby, and I have to admit that has more appeal than writing a blog post.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s Christmas posts.  I’ve seen a few, but not all.

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