6 months of thinking, planning, preparing, stewing, shopping, and it is all over with in a flash of paper and giggles. It was a wonderful six seconds. For 6 whole seconds all 6 children were happy. For 6 seconds there was nothing else in the world but newness, boxes and paper, plastic and cardboard....new toy smell. Complete chaos! Total world peace! Love for everyone! ( for 6 seconds at least...)
Red roses on the Christmas table. My Mom opened a floral 13 years ago. My sisters Angel, Dee Dee, and I worked there with her until she and Dad left for their LDS mission 16 months ago. The flowers are there to remind us of Mom and Dad, and that this is the LAST Christmas that they will spend away from us!!
I snapped a pic or two of one of Angel's trees. (I think she has pared back to only 2 this year) Her house is always gorgeous, but at this time of year it is AMAZING!
Taters was so much fun this year! I remember dreaming of this Christmas when he was still living in Haiti. Wishing for him to be with us, and knowing that this was the LAST Christmas we would have to spend without him.
Christmas eve it started snowing. It has been years since we've had a real white Christmas. This morning the sun is bright, and the sun's reflection on the snow is blinding!