Saturday, December 25, 2010

what a day


What a crazy, marvelous day, full of hysterical laughing and mashed potatoes and cheesecake.



 I didn't wake up until nearly 8 o'clock. Shocking, I know... 
but I didn't go to sleep until at least 1:30 and I was dead.


The shredding and tearing commenced shortly after everyone finally roused.
We open our gifts one by one so we can all appreciate them... which makes things take a lot longer...
and results in certain people gently urging others to just tear the paper off already! 
But it's much nicer.


Bethany trying to open the stupid plastic packaging her mp3 player was in.
I gave her that, by the way. It's red and shiny, baby.


Yup, so I got some pretty awesome loot. : ) 


Oh, how I've been longing for this. I love it to death already.



I was pretty much satisfied after opening this one--a tiny Eiffel tower snow globe. 
It's really all I need to be happy.
That (and some Eiffel tower Kleenexes!) is what was in that lovely bag in my last post. : ) 
Told ya it'd be awesome.


Cupcake-with-sprinkles-flavored lip gloss. YES.


Hello, beautiful calendar that I have drooled over multiple times at the mall.
I do love you.


Peacock earrings! (Also from Benjamin).


Huge, amazing Venice poster. Also from that pretty great brother of mine.
 I got many other amazing presents that I will be discussing more extensively in another post. : )


Here he is. Looking extra intelligent.
Not.
This is his very skilled self-portrait. It makes me happy.


This caught Bethany on the tail-end of the
"oh, don't take pictures of me right now because I look horrid" speech.


Cinnamon rolls are a Christmas morning tradition. Just like St. Nicholas Day. ; )


Beautiful, beautiful bacon.


Whip-cream-from-a-can. Yep, our mom loves us.


Me, Benjamin, and Bethany... our second-annual "us" photo.


We had Christmas dinner with a couple other families. 
We took a walk in the rain (no white Christmas here) ate a lot of good food, and I laughed entirely too much. I now have my cold with full force. 
What with the squealing over my presents and the loud talking and laughing and my cold, my voice is gone. 
This is always very difficult for me--I always have stuff I need to say. It's a maturing experience.

I hope your day was amazing!

36 comments:

  1. Hey gorgeous!!

    Looks like you had a FABULOUS day!! Wow!! The pictures were so much fun to look at...as usual ;) *heehee*

    Oh, and hey!! I got a Josh Groban CD too!!!!!!!! *high five*

    Love ya! See you in a couple weeks...
    OH!! And your other Christmas present finally got here ;)
    Can't wait till you see it!

    *HUGS*
    ~Raquel

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  2. Oh, it looks like you had a splendid day! That donut maker is so cute, and I *love* the Eiffel tower snow globe. How pretty! <3

    Merry Christmas!!
    ~ Lindsay <3

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  3. Merry Christmas! Slightly late, but hey. Those pictures are so much fun:-) I love the one of all three of you! You take really neat pictures, and it looks like you had an awesome day!
    God bless

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  4. Merry Christmas, sweet girl! It looks like you had an amazing Christmas! I'm loving those earrings...

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  5. Oh. My. Word. I'm pretty much positive that I got that very same donut maker from my grandparents this year. Seriously. This is sooooooo weird. lol!

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  6. You are too funny! Looks like a great day...
    Merry Day after Christmas!
    Sarah-Anne

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  7. Sounds so much fun!! We open presents one at a time too, and, yes, it makes things go VERY slow. But, it's so much fun to see what everyone got!

    I love the snowglobe. Very pretty. I almost bought those peacock earrings! I love them! :)

    Olivia
    www.astorytoldinpictures.blogspot.com

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  8. we got the josh groban CD too! we've only had it a couple days but i have practically every song memorized :) love it.

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  9. I got the new Josh Groban CD for Christmas too! My wonderful brother got me the limited edition CD from Barnes & Noble that included not one but two $10 gift certificates for the Josh Groban online store! I'm enoying the CD already and my favorite track is the amazing 'The Wandering Kind (Prelude)' which is simply stunning!!

    Glad you have such a lovely Christmas! :)

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  10. Looks like you had an amazing Christmas!
    I love the snow globe and Venice poster! Beautiful :)

    We eat Cinnamon Rolls on christmas morning too! Its our tradition also :)

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  11. I'm glad you had a good Christmas.I especially love that poster.;)

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  12. loved hearing about your gifts - love the calendar, and i'm so happy you had one fun Christmas!

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  13. oh my gosh, I love that starbucks mug! And the cinnamon rolls look HEAVENLY! And you do NOT look horrid! :)

    Glad you had a great Christmas!

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  14. What a wonderful Christmas you had! What kind of camera do you use? The shots are awesome!

    http://jennymayandswede.blogspot.com/

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  15. P.S. I LOVE the name of your blog :-)

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  16. Sounds wonderful... I had a rainy Christmas as well! :) But it has been snowing every day since so I'm getting my fill of snow to make up for it. :)

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  17. Oh lol! I love the pics of Bethy! Btw, now you should give me the peacock earrings I gave you back. :)

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  18. I love the photo at the beginning of Bethany being all excited. :-)
    It's awesome.

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  19. Oh it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! That donut maker is so cute!


    Kristine. Or Polly.

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  20. Benjamin's curls are awesome and Bethany never looks horrid--well, it's very rare anyway!

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  21. Peacock earrings!!! Lemme guess...those were a high point. :)

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  22. I really, really want to hear "Illuminations" !!! But I'll have to wait at least the rest of January, because I'm doing a secular music fast this whole month.

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