Friday, January 01, 2010

Christmas


Christmas Eve brought us a visit from Santa Clause and his friend Laura. Thanks Laura. :) We snuck a present out to him before he rang the doorbell, so he came in, got settled, then pulled out a present for each kid from his big Santa sack. It was the first time I really saw that look in Sophia's eyes... it was all so real. Why wouldn't it be? Oh I love this mommy thing. I feel like I have the front-row seat all day, every day to the most amazing moments of the most amazing show.

Mila, however, still won't touch the large, bearded man with a ten-footer. So Ross acted as a barrier so we could get a photo. Ahhh... Christmas morning. It was crazy and chaotic and still filled with it's share of fighting (of course my girls wanted the squeeze-the-legs-to-make-the-things-twirl-buzz-lightyear like Kai and Beau. Should have consulted.) But it was still so perfect and I'm pretty sure this is the beginning of many a magical Christmas for my kids. "Vicarious" has a whole new meaning in my life...

Me, I got my watch! I think Ross got 2 pictures of me Christmas morning and I wanted to cry when I saw them. So just trust me when I say I was there. Full of breakfast casserole and banana bread, and there. A little too there.

And on that note... New Year's Resolutions coming up! I might have to blog them this year to add SOME level of commitment. I think last year they were in my blackberry somewhere. Stay tuned. For real--- you'll feel good about yourself when you see how many I have and how I've probably had them (as in I haven't fully accomplished them) for the last 7 years. I mean really, what's the point anymore. But it's January and you got to go with the motivation while you've got it.

Happy New Year.

7 comments:

Rachelle said...

Miss you lovely lady!

Brandon or Michelle said...

note to self: pictures with blurry christmas tree lights in the background are AWE-SOME! love them!

and I wish there were more pictures of you, but I had the same problem this week with our vacation and pictures of yours truly so I know what you mean. time to start running again.

happy new year!

Katie said...

It was SO good to see you guys! Happy New Year!

April said...

Ah! It looks like you guys had a great Christmas. How fun to all be together! I love the Santa pics.

April

HMB said...

yayayayay! you got your watch!

Lowdogg said...

This is a test of your blog's authenticity. You can't just put the pretty stuff. The people need to see all sides of your life. They need the good and bad.

They need the tear-inducing Christmas morning pictures. Ross' day in the sun as a journalist must come!

Brooke said...

oh wow it does look like we had fun! i miss you guys!!! So maybe someday i can get all these great pics of fabulous moments in my childrens lives since I am so not good at this kind of thing...but oh so happy that you are. you are amazing! thank you, thank you! love, love, love all these great pics of our little ones. xoxo