Friday, December 25, 2009

Big Day

Mom's spread always looks like it came straight out of Southern Living Magazine.
The table too...







We're all tired.

Great food, great family, no meltdowns = happy day. Yay for all of us.

Hard back memory books were a hit. Both girls got to open them last night and they spent 30 minutes admiring them.

Naps for everyone this afternoon.

Mom & Dad rocked the house this year. Santa left both girls 2 books in their stockings.

Tomorrow thank you notes will be written. They'll also do a toy cleaning of all old toys to give away to make room for the new.

Funny of the day....G told me to check my stocking and I did. It held a little jewelry box. Both girls immediately started screaming, "It's a ring, it's a ring!!!!!!!!" While I'm saying, "no it's not, no it's not." Opening the box to a beautiful pair of hand-made crystal earrings. Really lovely and I was impressed with G's shopping as our tastes are not the same. Did not tell the girls that I had already been given "The Ring" many years ago and returned it. :) Thankfully G didn't tell them the story either.

13 comments:

BT said...

Congrats on the meltdown-free day! Our day was a success too.

We did huge toy clear-out and re-organization of the toy/play area -- more detailed than we've done in years -- on Dec 23 in preparation for Christmas, and both boys worked so well and loved the results. We were ready for Santa to come!

P made sauteed mushrooms for with our Christmas dinner. He did it all on his own, and they turned out delicious! The good days are oh so good.

Dia por Dia said...

Glad it went well too. ours was good...really good too. Love these good days.So nice G is learning...:-)

miss you.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Um, okay, when did J turn 12? My goodness she has changed, and grown! She just looks so.... settled. Looking directly and confidently at the camera, wow.
SOOOOOoooooooo glad you all had a good day!

Kristina P. said...

Your girls are so beautiful! Merry Christmas, Lisa.

Lee said...

They look like they had an awesome time! So glad it was a great day.

advocatemom said...

I am impressed that none of those dishes got broken.

MomInTheTrench said...

I LOVE the beautiful table!

Deborah said...

So, do we get to hear the story too (those of us who don't already know it)?

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

Yeah, I wanna hear "the Ring" story... ;)

Merry Christmas - what beautiful pics!

Jay said...

just pasing throught .. loveteh table setting.. very nice .. happy holidays

Annie said...

SO impressed with a melt-down free day! No better present than that!!!

The mystery of you and G adds the most intriguing edge to your blog. I think in the back of my mind I am envisioning Jane Eyre.

Meanwhile, earrings - how lovely!!

Perspective RAD said...

YAY for a good day! Especially Christmas! Hand made crystal ear rings... nice!

Annie said...

Meant to mention for what it's worth (not much) that I have a little secretary desk just like the one in the photo. I bought it with babysitting money when I was a teenager (an odd teenager).