As we wind down over Christmas, my mind alternates between two thoughts: (1) Boy, that was fun! - and (2) Thank goodness that's over! More on that later. In the meantime, here are a few pics:
Our nearly-walking into-EVERYTHING little guy... too young to care about the presents, but having so much fun with ribbon and wrapping paper!
|"Oh, boy! What mess can I make NOW?"|
The eldest, displaying his war wounds from an early morning skirmish with the babies' new wagon. His haul included two guns, two bows with arrows, an adventure book, a Dangerous Book for Boys electronics kit, and a set of adventure books on CD. He was one happy guy!
|The package on the right was his Kentucky rifle, courtesy of The Vision Forum (as were most of his gifts) - he loves it!|
More ribbon and paper!!
|"Yes! Yes! Yes!"|
Our Christmas went very well. It was, in fact, the largest we've ever hosted - both sides of the family plus our five. I managed to produce a dinner that worked for vegans, hardcore Southerners, gluten-free, and high-protein people all at once, and despite the massive amount of food we cooked, we had almost no leftovers!
And moreover, I managed to stay strictly on the VLC diet, despite the Christmas sugar cookies which are calling my name from the kitchen as we speak!
I hope that each of you has had a lovely Christmas, and I hope to be back to blogging soon!! Love to all!