Awww...Christmas. This year we spent Christmas Eve in Salem with Dan's Dad. We had fun tearing up Aunt Anne and Uncle Ryan's house while they were out of town. We sat on all their fancy chairs and drank all their fancy wine (at the perfect temperature). Just kidding. But we did eat their chocolate and catch their toaster on fire.
Murray and Dobby got lots of people food. Not by choice! Boy, they sure act out when their parents aren't home. Sorry, A and R, but you may need to retrain your dogs when you come home. I think their Grandpa is too lenient.
I found this dress for Mavis at Goodwill a couple days before Christmas. I love it! I also love her muddy knees before church.
It has a cute classic look, but not very practical and a little "itchy."
By the time we got home from Salem...I was spent. I got the big kids to bed and was getting ready to take a breather to watch an episode of Revenge and make a Christmas pickle, then I remembered...we forgot milk and cookies! Now, do I get Mezmur out of bed or do I just forget about it? I was so close to skipping milk and cookies, but I got her out of bed and just her and I put out the Santa treat. It was a sweet moment. I'm glad I got her out of bed and was glad to put her back in bed.
The tree. Before the day was over...one of those tea party cups will be broken, due to a little girl (Mezmur) "slamming it down."
Here is Mavis' finished Waldorf doll. I crocheted for the first time ever to make the hair and knit her a sweater. Her pjs even match Mavis' Christmas pjs.
Thank you sweet baby Jesus. A piano I don't have to hear ALL DAY LONG. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE hearing Rhett play the piano, but we have a very small house and the piano is very loud.
This was the year of Hello Kitty and Barbie for Mezmur. She asked Santa for a Barbie for Christmas. I was resistant, but I figure...I'll be messing her up a lot more than a Barbie ever could. I searched Ebay for one that didn't look too much like a street walker and we ended up with a 1984 black astronaut Barbie.
Mavis liked her doll I made for about 2 minutes then she wanted me to take off all the clothes then she threw it on the ground and grabbed the doll she got last Christmas. Oh, well.
Christmas was another success. I made brunch for the family (mom, grandad, and Jay), which included our Christmas cranberry coffee cake, leek and asparagus frittata, bacon, sausage, and fruit salad. For Christmas we got a Rancilio Silvia espresso maker! Yes, we did!!! Today (the day after Christmas) I made us the best lattes ever! Ever! I can't wait for tomorrow morning, so I can do it again. We stayed home in our pjs the whole day and went to Portland International Raceway to see the lights. I'm not going to lie...Christmas day felt like the day that would never end, but I'm sure there were lots of memories made. Like taking turns diving the car at P.I.R., learning what techno music was and learning about how to play the theme to Seinfeld on Rhett's new keyboard, and finally sitting down to watch another episode of Revenge while I worked on a Christmas gift for a member of the family for a later Christmas celebration...see?...the day that may never end.