I am able to report that no incredible revelation or fabulously exciting story occurred that I can "blog" about for Christmas except the excessive dessert eating and gorging ones self until ready to explode. We were blessed with pumpkin pie, cheesecake, home made ice cream, and persimmon pudding so I ate about 5,000 calories destroying every ounce of exercise I have done in the entire month of December.
My son, Wyatt's, favorite gift was his sisters beads which he wanted play with immediately and make his own necklace. Ella's favorite gift was her beads which she staunchly defended with all of her 30 lb body. "No, my necklace," was heard for about an hour, which was basically until we had constructed four different beaded necklaces. At that point, Ella was generous and wanted everyone else to wear her jewelery designs. Then, like the little woman that she is, Ella repossessed all the necklaces and put them on herself. She walked around resembling a Technicolor Mr. T, minus the mohawk of course...
On second thought, one amazing phenomena did occur this Christmas. After the kids opened their first present we did not get to the next round of presents until a full hour later. We were so occupied with playing with the first gifts that we did not notice the time. It was a beautiful moment in our morning.
Sharpie my horse pictured to the right is modeling the new waterproof blanket that he received for Christmas. I found Sharpie standing in the pasture two weeks ago violently shaking and shivering since his old blanket was no longer repelling water. BIG, GIGANTIC, oops on my part since he was out in the rain with no choice other than be cold and soaking wet for about six hours. When I removed the blanket it weighed about 15 lbs and was saturated by freezing cold water so Santa brought him a new state of the art of horse blanket. I felt no little guilt about the indecent. I don't think he has forgiven me yet. Obviously, he just wants to bite my hand off for reparation of his pain and suffering.
FINALLY, I opened my long anticipated gift from my Secret Santa. This gift was an APRON inspired from Thanksgiving chaos. There is a PICTURE of me wearing this apron on my new blog site called The Apron Goddesses. If you want to see what I look like without mud boots and a farmer's jacket hop over and take a look.
The first GIVE AWAY for a new designer apron will be posted on the 29th of December, so come for a visit and sign up. The rules and details for the drawing are at The Apron Goddesses so please go and check it out! There will be apron giveaways as often as I get sponsors!! I have a handful of gracious sponsors lined up and hope to have more to come.