So Christmas is over, the decorations are down, and I'm almost done finding storage for the million new toys Miss Cora got for Christmas. Finally I can (kind of) relax. I had been jonesing for Christmas since September and then when it finally got here I was totally not jivin' with the whole Christmas Spirit thing. I procrastinated it all until the last day and then cursed my way through wrapping presents and making preparations. I was just in a weird mental state this year (maybe because we hosted our first Christmas Dinner which had me totally stressed out!)
The food though, was (like whoa) good! I was proud of myself for finding a fool-proof recipe for turkey and (not to brag) I think Mel and I made the best turkey I've ever had!  
Christmas morning Cora was a little uneasy and confused. Both Mel and I came to get her out of her crib in the morning (which never happens) and she didn't know what to think about that. She kept looking at us like, "what's going on here??" Opening presents was even more weird for her, probably because we'd been telling her not to play with them for a month (she's thinking, "geez people, make up your minds!") She opened four or five presents and then she was done. She just wanted to play with her new toys and couldn't care less about all those silly boxes under the tree. It took all day to get her to open them (and I ended up opening five or six that night after she went to bed just so I could throw all the paper away!) Don't worry though, I only opened the ones we got her, clothes and stuff. She got to open the fun stuff!
Anyway, at the end of it all we had a wonderful holiday, great food with great friends and lotsa cool loot (new iPhones, The Sims for the Wii, a mother's ring (from Cora), clothes, toys, toys, toys, electronic gadgets for the iPod, lotsa $$$, good books, etc.) What a blessing to have such wonderful and generous friends and family who give so much. I love you all!! Thank you!! And here's to a blessed and wonderful upcoming 2009!

Is that smile incredible or what?!


Gina and Brian said...

I love that hat! What a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

This is the sweetest, most coy litte angel I've ever seen. You can just see the gleam in her eyes!

I'm love struck and done for *sigh*