It’s Groundhog Day in red and green. Our tree is still up. The poinsettias are still on the front step. And I am embarrassed to say that the CE’s and my stockings are still hung by the chimney with care – we’ve been too busy taking down wreaths and sweeping up pine needles to open them. We cannot seem to vanquish the jingle-belled monster that Christmas has become. And now, neither can you, because here you are, forced to view the rest of our holiday pix:
Daniel and Taylor on our way to church Christmas Eve afternoon
We went out for Italian afterwards - here are Gail and Taylor awaiting their pasta
Bobby and James: Italian New Yorkers resigned to eating West Coast pasta
PG and Gail on Christmas Eve
James and Thomas hoping Santa notices how very good they are being at this moment!
Thomas got a NASA astronaut suit on Christmas morning
Daniel doesn't know what he got but he's pretty sure he hates it.
Christmas morning: Taylor and the Tart
Viv brought a present for Grandpa
Santa brought Evie a princess pillow
Evie and John are feeling merry
Gail, Tina and PG
Paul drew the short straw assignment this year: unmolding the jello
Jamesy enjoys his Christmas dinner
Gail and Daniel
PG with her gift from Taylor
Sadly, all my photos from the annual graham-cracker-house-building event were lost due to a photo program glitch. Mea culpa. Blame Picasa. Our only snaps of the event comes from Tina:
But do we have enough candy?
Ta da! Here it is - Hannah and Daniel's prize-winning spaceship and mini-marshmallow astronaut. (image from Tina)
We will absolutely, positively finish de-Christmas-ing this weekend. After all, it’s time to get busy – there are only 352 shopping days until Christmas 2012!
Christmas won't be over until Buster takes off the antlers!