Celebrations Life & Quirks

It’s a wrap. Christmas that is.

We’re 22 days into our new year. The Christmas tree is down as of the 15th? I’m drawing a blank here. Wintery figurines are still up, so are the stockings and Charlie Brown tree. The figurines and Charlie Brown tree will come down when my Wintery spirit dries up. The stockings will come down once I figure out what to replace them with.

A personal blog would not be a personal blog pretending as if Christmas 2010 never existed. So I’m making myself write this post now that I think I’m done recovering from it all.

First, some cute photos before Christmas.

Cheeze (December 21st)

Admiring the tree. Ooo booful kissmas twee! (December 21st)

All morning he ran around saying “Merry Kissmas! (Christmas day)”

My other half trying out his new headphones.

New Boots

We spent Christmas morning at Greg’s grandmother’s house, opened up gifts and headed over my aunt’s house where family from my mother’s side gathered for dinner. It was a full house which I love. More personalities, more laughs. There were all kinds of yummy dishes including Turducken! My aunt is fancy, huh?

He ran circles all up and through my aunt’s house. Don’t go to aunt P’s crashing her house, she’ll scream! LOL.

After the dinner, we headed over to my mother’s house to exchange gifts.

What is this here device?

We then, headed back to Greg’s grandmother’s house where Jayden got to open gifts from Greg’s mom and step dad.


New Coat from 77kids
Ganma, I like it! (77kids :))

Quietly playing.

Bird Bokeh
Bird bokeh.

And the last snaps before taking down everything except what I said was still up.

Christmas in a jar
Christmas in a jar.

Holiday (homemade) Cornbread
Holiday cornbread from scratch #thankyouverymuch.

I have no idea where we hid that ornament. You see why, though?

75% off ornament 75% off ornament
I couldn’t resist these post-holiday clearance ornaments! 75% off!

Living room window display.

Of course the photographer is never in any photos, but you can look at these again. And no photos of family because I don’t know if they wanna be all up on the interwebz without consent.

How was your Christmas? When did you take your tree down or is it still up? :)

P.S. I’m giving away some Christmas DVDs and a Hallmark Recordable book here. Ends 1/25/11.

More photos on Flickr…

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    Rebekah {honeyandcheese}
    February 3, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    We finally took our Christmas tree down last weekend!

    Despite being sick over Christmas, it was absolutely beautiful. This was our very Christmas together, so we enjoyed every little piece of it. :)

    {Iโ€™m on my own personal blog hop, trying to send smiles to strangers and turn strangers into friends: http://www.honeyandcheese.com/2011/01/12/the-ultimate-blog-hop/}

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    January 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    You guys were really busy! I was sick the entire week of Christmas:( It was hard because I got a new camera for christmas! I have to admit one of my favorite things to do around the holidays is sitting around and looking at the tree! My nephew fell in love with his tree and had to tell it hi and bye everyday! I grabbed myself some pretty good ornaments after the holidays too. I found some great Disney ones for 75% off!

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      February 2, 2011 at 1:33 AM

      I’m sorry you were sick. Having a new camera must have been a huge pick-me-up! Your nephew is so cute. He reminds me of the Max & Ruby episode where Max had to say bye to all of his toys before he went to visit Ruby’s friend. (I’ve had my share of Max & Ruby)

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    Some Lucky Dog
    January 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Love the photo of hubby! Great lighting and composition, it’s perfect! Also, the one of Jayden reaching up and touching the ornament on the tree, so dreamy. It just screams “Christmas”!

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    January 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    I am completely freaking out over how grown up your boy looks!! Wow, I am so sad and happy at the same time. I love your photos and you sure are a festive gal :)

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      February 2, 2011 at 1:27 AM

      Thanks! I can’t get over it either, but as of late I’ve been wanting my boy to grow up a tad bit more because he’s driving us bonkers!

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    January 23, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Beautiful photos! I wasn’t too much into the spirit last year but I know this year will be a lot different. All of my decorations are practically down, minus a few things here and there around the house.

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      February 2, 2011 at 1:21 AM

      Thank you! I hope this year is good to you, you deserve it!

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    January 22, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    love your xmas in a jar idea!! beautiful pics – thanks for sharing!

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      February 2, 2011 at 1:23 AM

      Thank you! I got the jar inspiration from here: http://dreawood.com/2010/12/5-00-bottle-with-lights/

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