Christmas 2009 blew into town and covered us with a blanket of white.
Good thing we were already planning to stay home, as it would have been
tricky to travel up north in the storm.
wanted to stay open for Christmas Eve. Usually we head in to the store in
the afternoon, send our crew home, and manage the store until it closes at
six. This year, we had the crew shut her down at three and we started our
Christmas Eve. celebration early!
holiday Monopoly. Since we only had the Star Wars version, we made it
work. If you landed on "Go to Jail", you got to open a gift! It was a nice
balance of pain and pleasure.
walk through the neighborhood. It was great to watch families celebrating
through their brightly lit windows, all snug and cozy and happy.
Charlie left cookies for Santa (even though he NO LONGER BELIEVES)
and Claude had started in on them by the time I got back downstairs to
stuff the stockings. Here, he is innocently looking all cute and acting like
he doesn't want to chew on the ribbons.
shoulders look like a linebacker).
say Merry Christmas, not Merry Christ....)