Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house …….that’s as far I as got.
Posts between now and the New Year may be a little sparse but of course there will be the annual 3 Words and a Song post AND the new January Comments for a Cause post coming up!!! So stay tuned for those!
Our holiday has been wonderful. Time with our sons is always the perfect gift and the bonus this year is actually spending a whole week at Aaron’s place together. He is the perfect host, we have eaten well, slept well and played together well which is always a good thing. I have missed being with the rest of the family but look forward to warmer months when the travel logistics to places of snow are much easier.
Every family has different traditions when it comes to celebrating the holidays and ours is no different. In my family growing up stockings were a BIG deal. Years ago Chris got me a different stocking because my original from when I was growing up was long and skinny and nothing fit in it. For years I had a “stocking annex” because stuff just did not fit. I have carried the “stocking is a big deal” tradition over to my own boys and they humor me when it comes to the stockings.
Aaron asked me why his stocking has lace on it. I have no idea. I imagine it sounded good at the time in 1988 when I made it. (Toothbrushes are ALWAYS a stocking staple and now with fancy toothbrushes toothbrush replacement heads are included.)
We take the laid back approach to opening gifts these days. The pile is smaller and maybe not too exciting but it works.
I did have an epic fail this year in the gift category. Micah needed a lamp and I found the perfect one. Obviously I did not read the description well enough and when said package arrived at Aaron’s house it was in a box 7 feet tall. Sigh. What was I thinking? How is he going to get that back to NYC? The answer? Aaron is getting a new lamp.
I think I made up for it with Micah’s favorite gift below. Or so he says. A very cute bulldog mug.
I outdid myself with the meal this year. A lovely ham, the mandatory green bean casserole, bread, salad and a fabulous roasted cauliflower and cranberry dish that is going to become a regular addition.
Post meal found everyone in a state of various relaxation poses. Micah with his ever present video gaming, Aaron with his napping like a cat in the sunshine and Chris—reading on his new iPad mini with headphones in listening to podcasts.
All in all a great day to spend with the ones I love. Hopefully your day was a good one in every way. Looking forward to 2014 and all that it has to offer and to meeting more of my bloggy friends in person.
Can you believe I got them to post for a picture in their Christmas jammies? They really do love me.