Christmas Eve is my favorite. The anticipation makes me giddy. In the midst of all my festiveness, I had grown a bit behind on my Holiday To Do Lists. A batch of Christmas Cards would have to be New Years Cards and on Christmas Eve morning I found myself at Costco picking up the last of the goods for the next few days of entertaining. While I felt like a last minute loser, I made myself useful by picking up items the neighbors needed for their festivities.
Once the food was handled, we could focus on family and fun. Mr. Man & Mr. Boy played "Ping Dong*" in Mr. Man's new Garage-Mahal. The Garage-Mahal was a byproduct of the big Cleanout of 2011, and now he has lots of space for manly things.
*Mr. Boy constantly mispronounces or makes up words, and I love it. Fortune Cookies = Future Cookies, Moonhole = Moon Roof, Wonder Woven = Wonder Woman, Ping Dong = Ping Pong
After lots of laughter and good food, our guests went home and it was time to put our kids to bed. I love our annual picture in Christmas Jammies by the tree. The kids are always so excited that they wrestle each other instead of posing. I love that their is a puppy in the middle of the brawl, it just is such a snapshot into our life right now.
Then... All is calm, All is Bright.