27 December 2012

So this is Christmas.

And just like that, Christmas is over.  As usual, the anticipation and build up last for weeks, while the actual day zooms by in a blink. Radio stations go back to playing the regular stuff and fridges are stocked with leftovers from parties and gatherings. This year, Christmas was at Chez Keegan-Prescott.  Our family came to visit, and after several days of looking out to see brown and green pastures, we were delighted by a quick and heavy snowfall that glistened and made everything sparkle.

Christmas Eve...our sugar plum was in bed and tucked in tight...but not before he left cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.  

As soon as we knew he was asleep, we set about wrapping, putting together, and wrapping some more.  Sometime after nine we were done.  Now all we had to do was wait for morning to hurry up and arrive.  You'd think we were the ones getting all the presents! 

At last!

Once all the presents were done, and overwhelming amounts of paper and ribbon had been disposed, someone laid down on the couch for a little relaxation and quiet time.  A nap was attempted but after an hour of just talking to himself, we realized it just wasn't going to happen.  Meanwhile, we were busy with food prep for our guests.  Just after one, Grammie and Grampie arrived and then eventually Aunt and Uncle and the cousins. Let the fun begin!

And now we're on vacation...a restful break spent playing, reading, being outside, watching the snow fall, and seeing friends.  Soon it will be 2013! Until then, we'll enjoy these last few days of 2012. 

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