Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

I'm doing a bit of a Christmas wrap up today as I sit here thinking about the chore of un-decking my halls. Last night, as we took Callie out for one last parent bought dinner, Nick gave his opinion of taking the tree down. "It's the most depressing thing in the world, with world famine right behind it"  He's a bit dramatic. Too funny that this Soldier who's been to war numerous times would think taking the Christmas tree down is the absolute most depressing thing in the world. He may exaggerate, I'm not sure.
Here are a few photos from the small gift exchange Nick, Callie A and I had on Christmas eve after JD and Meghan were gone. Then some photos of Callie K and Alex having their Christmas with us.
They never get too old to love Christmas, do they?

My Zebra print loving girl.

A few days later, Alex finishes up his Christmas with us. He's a Steelers fan, can you tell?

The other Callie opening her season of Glee. I think she's a Gleek.

This is definitely one of my favorite things and something I'm missing already. Callie and me cooking together. This was Christmas day as I showed her how to make my mom's southern cornbread dressing. We had so much fun and the food was delicious.

Another one of my very favorite things. A husband who will brave the cold and shovel the walk even as the snow kept falling.

And he's a Packers fan, can anyone tell?

And finally, my geeky dramatic husband immediately digging into the book given to him by Callie K. "Obsessed with Star Wars"  I'm not sure who got more excited, Nick or Alex. Can you see the boy leaning in to give his two cents?
We've had an amazing Christmas. I am so thankful to have been able to spend the time I did with all but one kid. We ate well, spent quality time together, gave and received amazing gifts and laughed so much. I'm a very blessed woman.


USMCWIFE said...

Snow, family, gifts and love..what more could a girl ask for on Christmas!
Have a great New Year!

Renee said...

What a wonderful Christmas you guys had!! Much deserved & needed! I LOVE your Calie's scarf and gloves!

Nick is right, there's just something depressing about taking down the Christmas tree! I loved just plugging in the lights at night and seeing it glow!

Happy New Year!

Scatterbrain said...

I too am feeling the post-Christmas blues! I miss it already! We just took our tree down yesterday, and it was a depressing event indeed. But, we are only about 11 months away from doing it all again! :)

Ooh! Would you share your recipe for cornbread dressing with me? I made some dressing with french bread this year and it was good, but it just wasn't the same.