Thursday, January 1, 2015

Merry #2

Part 2 in a 3 part series.  (Doesn't that sound professional?)

Christmas in Spahnville:

Christmas Eve day was spent preparing for the big day.  I made homemade clam chowder and prepped veggies for our supreme nacho dinner.  (Charlie's idea which we whole-heartedly consented to)  Charlie ran around the house pretending to be in the NFL (his current obsession) before we settled things down with a little craft.  I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you? 


Later, we took our "annual" Christmas Eve photo booth pictures.  Again, cute.... right? 




That night, we prepared for Santa by taking more silly pictures and then driving around to look at lights.  (I really love this little tradition that we've started-- even though I really was not in the mood to leave the house and Charlie was about ten seconds from losing his shit all together.  So no, he did not wear socks and shoes in the van even though it was 10 degrees outside.  And no, Anna wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea of going in her carseat.  And yes, my tire was low on air and we were out of fuel.  Deep breath.  Enjoy the holiday.  Deep breath.) 










And even though we were exhausted, we managed some Christmas reading.  (My favorite, of course)



That  night, we totally forgot to leave milk and cookies out for Santa, not to mention the reindeer food we had made that was supposed to be sprinkled out on the lawn.  (Whoops) I guess Santa didn't really care because he still left the loot.


Then it was on to opening presents.  (We used the word 'presents' very loosely... as evidenced by the wrapped up cereal.) 























When all the gifts had been unwrapped, and our living room was officially declared a disaster zone, we refilled the coffee cups and settled in to relax and enjoy the day.  Very merry, indeed.  

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