Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

There are many good things about children growing up.  One is that Santa can start coming on Christmas Eve.  No more early mornings up at the crack of dawn.  Legare was always pretty easy, as a matter of fact we had to wake him up to open his presents.  Lorelai was another story all together.  We tried telling her that Santa's rule was that you couldn't get up before the baby Jesus, i.e. the sun had to be up.  She was willing to take the risk and could often be found standing by our bed staring us well before daylight.

Last year, at the ripe old age of 19, we finally talked her into opening gifts on Christmas Eve.  The minute Santa got the good word he started out for the lowcountry and SUDDENLY, gifts appeared under our tree about dark.  It was nice...we weren't rushed and nobody was half asleep or cranky.  It wasn't a hard sell to get her to agree again this year, and glory hallelujah, a new tradition is born!

Most of the photos will speak for themselves...Santa found a really good deal on the BumpIt and couldn't resist it as a gag gift.  Oh...and the fancy wrapped gift from Legare...pottery by Ben Owen, III, one of North Carolina's greatest.  Lor is in her pajamas because she came home from work and promptly got into bed for a long winter's nap.  We had to wake her up to eat supper.

You can have a bag like this

Merry Christmas to All...and to All a Good Night!


  1. Hope you get a little snow tonight! Thanks for stopping by Town and Country Mom. Merry Christmas!

  2. Looks like y'all have a great day! Love the pictures. Xoxo

  3. Looks like a very Merry Christmas! There is something to be said about sleeping in past 5am on the big morning :)

    Merry merry ~

  4. Loved the wall art, I made one of those for my husband for Valentines Day last year, it turned out great.
    I'm going to have to change my way and adopt a new tradition. Jason and I were up until 3:15 a.m. from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day wrapping gifts for 5 children and eachother. WHY don't we ever learn to wrap as we buy? Anyway, we both fell into a coma around 3:30 and were promptly woken up at 5:30 (yes, that's 5:30 a.m.). I could feel the Christmas spirit slowly slipping away.
    I just came downstairs with a look like, "Oh no you don't" and they let us sleep in until 8:00.
    I need to adopt a new tradition because this 3:00 am gift wrap session is getting really old and I dread it every year.
    Okay...who's wearing the Cabela's hunting pants in the photo?

  5. It looks like a wonderful, merry, family Christmas. Wishing the best for you and yours.

  6. What? No bump-it pic? ;) (that got a decidedly un-ladylike snort of laughter from me!)

    Merry (late) Christmas!


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