Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Back to Normal

Well, the tree is down and all the decor has been sorted and stashed.
The car can be parked in the garage again without its doors smashing into Christmas tubs and cardboard boxes piled willy nilly.
I must say that as much as I adore the Christmas decorations, it always feels good when it is gone as well.
We are fine tuning our family dinner during Christmas as well. 
We hosted my sister's family and my parents on Christmas Eve and I think we are on the right track. 
That dinner has always been at Mom and Dad's, but torches need to be passed from time to time.
Santa still managed to bring new jammies while we ate and Reindeer food was sprinkled on the lawn

The obligatory photo was taken in front of the fireplace with treats, milk and carrots.

  The man child even got in on the fun, although I am not sure what the camera did to the stripes on his shirt.
Santa's letter to our youngest was read Christmas morning and we settled in for a day filled with family and memories in the making.

The gingerbread house was made.
 Snow was added to the roof and was admired by all.


The squirrel enjoyed it from afar, until one night, he could resist no more!

School began for our youngest on Monday so we are back on the road of tasks, homework, practices, basketball games, places to go and things to do. 
Life is good.

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