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A Very Happy Holiday

Christmas at home.  Is there a better present than that?

The answer to that, my friend, is a resounding NOPE.

We hung our stockings on the mantle – one more added to the bunch this year for Wednesday.  Picked out the bushiest tree and wreath from Home Depot, as is tradition (tradition is not to get it the weekend before Christmas but we were just so busy that we couldn’t seem to find the time to get it any sooner, good thing there were still quite a few good ones).  Interestingly enough, the dogs didn’t seem to care much about the tree this year – no chewing of branches or plucking of ornaments from it’s boughs.  Winnie on the other hand, was a different story.  Damn that girl can climb – she got up pretty high on the Christmas tree and somehow managed not to electrocute herself whilst she played with the Christmas lights.  Luckily, she’s still light enough not to topple it over. John secretly wished she would hang out in there on Christmas Day and scare the bejebus out of whomever looked too close at our “new ornament.”

We hosted both Christmas Eve (with my side of the family) and Christmas Day (with the Nguyen clan) which I think makes both of us clinically insane.  It was a mad-dash to get the house presentable for company, but I think we did pretty well considering we had no help from the boos whatsoever.  The cool thing about being under the gun to get stuff done is that, well, you get stuff done.  I think that this is really the only way – at least from our past month’s experience of home-ownership, that certainly seems to be the case.  An impending flood of guests is a great motivator indeed.

The sound of family chattering and the banging of the Rock Band drum post chow-down, made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  We even got to spend some time with John’s niece Stephanie and nephew Stephen, whom we haven’t seen in a while.


the kids



my future mother-in-law in a food-induced stupor

When everyone left after the merriment and we cleaned up, John, me and the boos got to cozy up on the couch with steamy mugs of hot cocoa to spend some quality time with the boob tube.

It was definitely crazy but well worth the effort.  And a very happy holiday.

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  1. December 31, 2008 at 3:14 +00:00

    Beautifully written. Beautifully said. Happy New Year!

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