"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, December 28, 2012

tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow {christmas eve}

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow 
Will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times
Many ways, Merry Christmas to you
-The Christmas Song
on christmas eve morning it started snowing.
big huge flakes.
and you couldn't see more than a block ahead of you.
it was charming.
i cooked all day to christmas music.
the menu:
steak and cheese fondue
brie salad with homemade red wine vinegar dressing
mixed vegetables
orange jello salad
4 different blends of sparkling bubbly

warm cherry pie with ice cream
and then we were all assigned our nativity parts.
3 wise men,
an angel,
and a shepherd and a pear tree.
or sheep.

and even though we aimed for midnight,
sean and i weren't tucked snugly into our bed until 1:30am.
the kids were 10pm.
but they didn't find it hard to sleep b/c they were completely exhausted.
us too.


Rebecca said...

how wonderful and your home looks so cozy and inviting

Amy said...

I love your take on life! How cozy your day was.

Susan Anderson said...


pure and simple