24 December 2007

The Stockings Were Hung

and they're crazy! But that matches well with our family, you know?

And a stack of handmade matching pajama sets for the kids to open tonight. (Well, not completely matching. Addie's set has pink ribbon trim and a tiny pink bunny button.)

Now all I have left to do is get the kids bathed and dressed, help out at two of the Christmas Eve services, buy bread for our Shepherd's Meal tonight, make potato soup, bake Santa a chocolate cake, sew the buttons on Grayson's pajama shirt, saw dowel rods to fit inside of Addison's puppet theater, install a lock on Grayson's bedroom door, wrap all of the Christmas gifts, and enjoy some time alone with Chris after the kids are in bed. Piece of cake! (Santa, I'd like some sleep this year for Christmas.) Ironically, Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year.

Now I know why my parents were always exhausted Christmas morning. But it's a happy exhaustion, and afterward we'll all sit around in our pajamas, eat loads of food, and play with our toys. Well worth the work.

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope yours is filled with lots of good things!!

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