i have been dreading posting all of our pictures from christmas. mostly because there are 5246 billion of them and they are pretty self-explanatory and boring and i have nothing witty or clever to add to them. we had a great time, but if you are an insomniac, pull this post up next time you can't sleep. i could tell lies to entertain you, but you would see right through them. this is mostly for posterity. i'll try to keep the descriptions to a minimum. since i am a wordy gal, that will be a challenge in itself.
pre-christmas, scarlett opened most of the presents under the tree about 3 times. even the boring ones. and silly me, i kept rewrapping them thinking that THIS TIME would be the last time. i enjoy exercises in futility.
we had three different present opening celebrations. the first was with my little family on a saturday. we tried to hide the big present, but somehow in their spidey senses kicked in and they ran straight for it. and we don't have many good hiding places for gifts of this size.
our christmas tree had been dead since about november 30th.
then it was off to a week in glorious fabulous waycross, georgia(where the ways cross!) thomas was kind enough to sit by the kidlets on the plane. even on the return trip when i was bumped up to first class. not to get all philosophical on you, but that is one of my love languages and thomas speaks it. riding on airplanes is terribly painful for me. my ears clog up at the slightest change in cabin pressure and i go practically deaf. i have to chew a gum wad about the size of the death star to ease some of the pressure. lucky for me, because of some jaw issues that i have had for most of my life, i am unable to chew gum without it causing intense pain to my jaw. ultimately, during the flight my jaw locks into place from gum chewing and i am sitting there about to cry because my ears are feel like they are bleeding in pain so if the kids are screaming, i don't even know because i can't even hear anything anymore. so much for not being wordy.
we enjoyed first class accomodations and played in the 60 degree weather, thinking often of the 12 degree weather we left behind. i didn't even pack a coat!
we viewed some local sights, like memorial stadium, biggest high school football stadium not sponsored by wal*mart.
at some fine local delicacies:
spent some time at jekyll island at high tide.(and ROLL TIDE!)
it was sort of freezing.
then we tooled around on mimi susu's power wheels collection in the back yard.
and scarlett pulled the boys around on the four-wheeler. i think she felt quite at home.
i think my sister-in-law mindy said it best, "this is so redneck." but we love us some rednecks. and apparently we also love snots and boogers.
this picture might just be up for framing. mostly because i love that sweater on thomas.
after a final trip to zaxby's, we hit up ikea. it was a madhouse. but, i got some fab fabric for my bathroom. hopefully it can sit in a box for a bout 6 months like all my other projects.
which was great for him, because when we got home we discovered this. it has since snowed about 5 more inches. and we hate it.
our third and final christmas was at my mom's with most of my family. scarlett pressed this button about a million times.
no cheese with cousin whitney:
and i can't pass up a photo opportunity.
a good portion of our time was spent at the water fountain, washing our hands. it's really the only exhibit that amused my kids. cleanliness is next to Godliness.