Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas! (okay, a day late, but we were all busy yesterday!)

I admit I feel kind of a let down when Christmas is over. It's something I've been struggling with all my life, so no biggie. No, it's not because of gifts or superficial things like that. It's simply a let-down of all the hub-bub and build up that is now over. Plus, I feel like the other side of Christmas is just a road towards another hot summer that I dread like a root-canal without novocain. Okay, it's also a road towards going back to work, and it seems my birthday in April happens way fast after Christmas is over. I know, I know, I have issues! lol


I think we sent all the Christmas cards out that we intended to. Well, I know I missed three: My cousin Jeff (sorry Jeff), my dentist (sorry Dr. Marinoff), and my friend Julie (sorry Julie!). I ran out of stamps and before I knew it, it was Christmas! Ack! So I'll post our Christmas card and that should ease some guilt, but not a lot. I don't think "electronic greetings" and "e-cards" do the trick. Sure, I don't mind those things for casual greetings and messages. However, when it comes to the important things like birthdays and Christmas, etc, it has to be the real thing! That said, here is our holiday greetings this year. We had to take advantage of our snow pictures from Thanksgiving for our Holidays cards this year!

Seasonal Christmas!

Weather-wise, it was a pe
rfect seasonal Christmas. It never left the 50s and it rained on and off all day. And today, even though the sun is making more of an appearance (DARN!), temperature wise, it's still perfect:

But unfortunately, like all good things, it won't last. Oh, don't get me wrong, the 60s are great for winter too around here. I just love the 50s the best. It's about as cold as you can expect on the hell floor, I mean the valley floor, so this Christmas has been a blessing!


The kids loved Christmas this year of course. We spent Christmas Eve at Chris's cousin Teasha's house out in Pinal County/Florence. We did struggle from Christmas Eve until now with Christian running a fever and battling an ear infection 9we had to leave Teasha's a little early on Christmas Eve, due to that. (We would have stayed longer, but Christian didn't start getting sick until we were there). Thank goodness for Motrin and ear drops. It made sense that he started with the ear infection. 2 weeks ago he had an upper-respiratory infection, and ear infections usually follow. But you wouldn't know it in our Christmas Eve shots (also posted above)!

Papa and Georgia spent Christmas Day with us and we just hung out - had a big breakfast and then honeybaked ham for dinner. I went jogging in the rain of course, but it does nothing to prevent the scale from eeking up. Gosh, this time of year is such a struggle with such things. But back to happy, back to happy! Here are some of our "Joys" having their Christmas Eve "Joy". And yes, those are their red jammies from Thanksgiving and from Halloween!


And the S
tockings were hung...

come up with your own title for this one! lol


  1. Looks like you had a great christmas!!

  2. Looks like a wonderful time! Merry Christmas!

  3. OH I miss you guys so much. Mikelle and Christian seem like they really enjoyed their Christmas. I love your always make me laugh!!!