Monday, December 26, 2011

The Past Few Days

For us, as I'm sure for you, the past few days have been a flurry of activity!  We have been going nonstop!  Feast preparations, Christmas pageants, hosting, giving and receiving gifts (and the last minute touches on those gifts!), and seeing family we haven't seen, in some cases, since last Christmas.  Here's a glimpse:

Okay, so my dad is  really obsessed with these specific door mats, which have always been a part of his house.  To be honest, they have always been around, so I never really thought much about them.  Apparently though, they have become increasingly harder and harder to find to replace when needed, and apparently one cannot really live without them.  So, I purchased a fresh mat for my dad (which caused him to dance a little jig when he opened it), and I thought that probably my husband's dad and grandpa should finally experience true life as men, with this get-rid-of-the-mud-on-your-shoes door mat.  I was glad that they came in three separate boxes when FedEx delivered them, but I didn't really get excited about the idea of wrapping those huge I invited my kids to paint them.  They willingly and happily obliged.  :)

See one leaning there on the fireplace?  Came out pretty cute, don't you think?!?

Preparing Christmas Eve dinner.

All three of my children chose to be angels in the pageant.

Christmas morning!!!!  (the bicycles from Santa were moved out of the way...)

Feasting with family on Christmas day.  And all day today....

Merry Christmas!  More DIY things to come - there's still 10 days left of Christmas!!!

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