Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July

Not sure what has gotten into me as of late but I cannot stop thinking about the holidays-- I want it to be Christmas already! Maybe it's because I know that our Baby Boy will be here by then and it makes me excited to think about our family of four, gathered around our Christmas tree, enjoying the fire and having some hot chocolate. Sadly, the reality is that instead, we'll probably have a screaming infant and a wild-ass toddler that will no-doubt insist on climbing to the top of the damn tree, and ripping off every glass ornament, sending them crashing down into a million pieces, leaving hazards for all of us. Yes. That sounds a wee bit more realistic.  Ahhh, the holidays.

Now that Ava is getting older, I think it's important for her to wake up in her own bed on Christmas morning-- especially if Santa is going to visit. He can't be expected to load all of his gear to Grandma's house every year, only to load it all back (Yes. I'm getting lazy.).
With that said, we will soon have to decide if this year will be our first year (in my entire life) that I will not spend Christmas with my family (in good ol' Q-Town). It makes me kind of sad to think of being without them. On the other hand, though, it makes me a teency bit excited for my little family to start our own traditions; I'm already thinking of fun things I could make for breakfast (snowman pancakes for the kids, Mimosas for Mom & Dad) and what kinds of things we'll do all day long, just the 4 of us. If it's anything like the way we spend Christmas Day in Q-Town, we'll watch "A Christmas Story" 12 frigging times and start drinking around noon. Happy Birthday Sweet Baby Jesus!

While I'm on the subject of the holidays, I thought I would give you a preview of our Christmas card for this year.
What do you think? Too much? ;-)

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