they say that it’s christmas….

24 Dec

well lookie there.  a tree.  not my big tree but a skinny little guy.  and it’s beautiful.  simply decorated with sparkly balls and button snowflakes.  we decided against the big tree due to 4 busy hands and 8 freaking dog paws.

not a creature was stirring, not even a nana.

you probably can’t quite see it but i think there is a line of drool slipping out of the right side of my mouth.  i haven’t been this tired in 12 years.  i think this was taken after being on the run for 32 or so hours.  yeah, it’s a horrible picture and i can’t even care.  🙂

the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

or not.  maybe they’re hung underneath all the, dvd, wii, vcr… know the stuff that goes by “initials”.  we don’t have a chimney.  well i suppose we do, but it’s not stocking worthy.  and where oh where are the homemade from recycled wool sweater stockings you ask?  they are not here.  they are not done.  these adorable reindeer stockings were purchased (as in NOT made by me) at pier 1 import.  and i’m FINE with it.

and on the eve of christmas eve, i braved the aisles of the grocery store in the early am.  what are all these people doing here?  don’t they have jobs?  i snagged the last package of almond bark (does it really matter that i left another shopper crying and whining on the floor?) and the biggest bag of sugar i’ve ever seen.

candy canes turned into hearts filled with goodness.

and candy cane reindeer.  what was i thinking?  these little bastards cuties should not be attempted by anyone under the age of 30.  maybe 60.  we unwrapped 25 canes.  we made 4 reindeer.  and it was a struggle.


the hearts were worth it.  look at that smile.  and they are do-able.  thanks jannell (at for the idea.

so, some candy cane hearts and reindeer, a batch of tumbleweeds, 4 batches of fudge, a batch of reindeer munch,  2 ice cream desserts, a roast and smashed potatoes and the kitchen is closed.  not even a drink of water shall be had.  just kidding but for crying in the soup will ya use a paper plate?!?!?!

and now it’s time to say goodnight PARTY!  merry christmas to each of you. enjoy your blessings whatever they may be!


6 Responses to “they say that it’s christmas….”

  1. Peg December 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Thanks for the update – looks like you’re off to a good start! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Freda Henderson December 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Merry Christmas Kay.

  3. Jan December 24, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    I love all the pics!! But I kind of resemble that sleeping one this week!!! LOL So glad no one thought to grab a camera here!!!! Those reindeer candy canes and stockings are adorable!!! And so are you!! Merry Christmas!!

  4. Kelly December 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    I’m not even going to make a snarky comment about you sleeping because I so appreciate you for not sleeping when I was!

  5. myolivebranch December 26, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    thanks peg and freda and jan-hope you had a merry holiday too! and kel, well, i don’t even know how to respond to you if you’re not snarking on me when given a golden opportunity! just kidding-love ya!!

  6. Christine Olson January 12, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    I did not do much blog reading during the holidays and am just now seeing these pics. Looks like a great time was had by all. Hope the New Year brings many more memories of family, love and laughter!

Leave a comment so I know you are reading!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: