What Christmas looked like

I love this.

I love every bit.

And, of course, the most important part looked like this:

SLIDER

But, of course, I forgot to take pictures of mass so instead you just have pictures of my beautiful family.

Here we go.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** If you are David or Esther or someone who likes to SPOIL SURPRISES, you can stop right now.

There’s a not-yet-revealed gift featured somewheres below.

Don’t you dare.

Don’t you even dare, Mr. Grinch.

Ahem.

ANYWAY. Back to the regularly scheduled show.

Christmas Eve I was off of work. I met this Julia and we traveled into the city for her to take some artsy pics before rushing back to travel to mass. Awwwww yeah.
Christmas Eve I was off of work. I met this Julia and we traveled into the city for her to take some artsy pics before rushing back to travel to mass. Awwwww yeah. I love the buildings and the bridge and the carousel and the Julia in this photo.
Christmas Eve with these folks--my dad's side.
Christmas Eve with these folks–my dad’s side.
Gift exchange! Great fun. Scored a space heater. Yessssss. Just what my drafty office needed.
Gift exchange! Great fun. Scored a space heater. Yessssss. Just what my drafty office needed.
Fa la la la la la!!
Fa la la la la la!!
Christmas morning and all through the house, not a creature was stirring. Except for me and the guinea pig. I had some last minute crafts, ya see.
Christmas morning and all through the house, not a creature was stirring. Except for me and the guinea pig. I had some last minute crafts, ya see.
I said some prayers from this perch. I love the tree and the stockings and the lights and the snow slowly falling. :)
I said some prayers from this perch. I love the tree and the stockings and the lights and the snow slowly falling. 🙂
Present time! We had to squeeze it in before Josh left to work at the hospital. I made him that scarf. :)
Present time! We had to squeeze it in before Josh left to work at the hospital. I made him that scarf. 🙂
Christmas breakfast? Spanish tortilla. Camino love. Robots-shirt and bear-vest are homemade with love, too.
Christmas breakfast? Spanish tortilla. Camino love. Robots-shirt and bear-vest are homemade with love, too.

Later, skater, we trekked to my mom's side. Separated some rubber bands with the girl who would go on to win...
Later, skater, we trekked to my mom’s side. Separated some rubber bands with the girl who would go on to win…

...my exchange gift: Barbie clothes a la Midsummer Night's Dream.
…my exchange gift: Barbie clothes a la Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Skits were watched.
Skits were watched.
Skits were acted.
Skits were acted.
And more skit!
And more skit!
Then: presents!
Then: presents!
Then I came home. And Julia stopped by with this piece of wonder. Isn't it breathtaking? It's a gift for some newly-ish-weds. Then we had tea and chats about life and love. It's what we do.
Then I came home. And Julia stopped by with this piece of wonder. Isn’t it breathtaking? It’s a gift for some newly-ish-weds. Then we had tea and chats about life and love. It’s what we do.
Today I took it easy. Tidied the house, made some crafts, wrote this blog...and stopped by the church to sit in silence for a bit.
Today I took it easy. Tidied the house, made some crafts, wrote this blog…and stopped by the church to sit in silence for a bit.

Christmas. Isn’t this the best thing?

I hope that the season fills you and yours with peace and hope and the truth of the Christ-child!

Love and love and love and love.

Thanks for reading mah stuff, as ever.

Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours!

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