Friday, December 24, 2010

Big Ole Christmas Eve Post

It’s Christmas Eve! I smacked myself out of the I am done with Christmas mood I was in a couple days ago and I am so loving that everyone else is out there hustling and bustling around and I am all done and in my home decorating and baking! Besides, I should’ve smacked myself sooner for stressing so much over the material things of Christmas and focused on Jesus’ gift – DUH. Next year I might do one gift per person, handmade by me. Forget shopping! Did I just say that?

Anyway, this is what we have been up to (prepare for randomness)…

I was wondering which chicken was laying the eggs, and I eventually came out of my blonde haze and realized it was this girl who was laying the eggs…


{keepin’ it real by not photoshopping out that cowpie even though I want to}

Because this girl’s eggs will be green when she ever starts laying…


DSC_1302I am thankful for that little egg every day, or every other day. They are like little treasures in a treasure chest- er, nest.

These are my girlfriends now. Ty says I only love them now that they give me eggs, and he may be right. Call me shallow, but I was holding a little bitterness toward them until now. And can I just say that the movie Jurassic Park is frightening to me and that every time the girls run toward me I feel a tiny bit of fear because they look like and run like those velociraptors in that stampede scene from Jurassic Park that terrifies me…


You see what I mean? Anybody? I guess that is just me.

This is weird. Yesterday, Mark asked me if he could have a ribbon to tie up Woody. Then later when I was making firestarters, he asked me if he could have a toilet paper tube for Woody. Um, okay… then I saw what he was up to…


DSC_1307Poor Woody! In the picture to the right, he looks like he is saying, “…um, guys? … I’m still in here… is anyone out there?…”

I continued on my merry way, making gifts, wrapping presents, rocking out to Plus One Christmas and Trans Siberian Orchestra, laughing at what the kids do for entertainment when I ignore them and taking holiday tree bokeh pictures that I thought were weird when everyone else took them, now I like them...

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I just have to say, Susie’s posture in that picture up there… I wish that was adorable at any age because that is how I feel right now! Any others out their sampling too many baked goods this season!?

And, shall we have a closer look at the gifts under the tree?


Nestled between the jars of homemade goodies… is that some poor soul, tied and bound by a toilet paper roll??? NO. That is my ‘prise Trismas pwesent. I am not allowed to open it until Christmas Day. The suspense is going to kill me! ; )

Anyway, among all the holiday craziness and chaos, take time to remember that God loved the world so much He sent His only Son to live a perfect life, pay for ALL our sins, and give us eternal life with Him in heaven! Halleluiah! Take the free gift.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


  1. Very entertaining. Is that my Woody?

  2. I don't know - I lost track of where all the Woodys came from! I think we're up to 4!