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Monday, December 27, 2010

Top Ten: Christmas-style

I could write a funny post this morning about all the things that went wrong on Christmas or the things that got on my nerves... like my oldest pitching a fit over not getting one thing on his massively long Christmas list or bil and his dumb girlfriend/fiance acting like they were 12, or how the Christmas elf forgot to bring me pajamas, or how Hubs put on "Four Christmases" totally forgetting that there was a whole scene in there about Santa not being real.

But, instead, I'm bringing you our top sweet Christmas moments. I was enough of a Grinch last week.

1.  Monkey not setting fire to the church when he was in the Candlelight Service with us on Christmas Eve.

2.  My boys literally jumping up and down with excitement when they saw the presents under the tree from Santa.

3.  Bear saying of his Big Foot toy that I had won from a blog giveaway "This is the best present in the whole world."

4.  Hot apple cider all day long.

5.  Cub riding his Toy Story quad.  Even him almost taking out our Christmas tree was hilarious if you watched the looked on his face.

6.  A fabulous Christmas meal(I'm allowed to say that, even though I was the cook, right?)

7.  Cuddling up with my boys and Hubs.

8.  A snowstorm in eastern Carolina that kept us in pjs all weekend long.

9.  The funny presents the boys picked out for me and Hubs when they went out shopping with mil.

10.  Finally getting the Christmas spirit when I was able to relax at Christmas Eve church.

Hope that you had a wonderful holiday weekend!



Blogger BNM said...

glad you had a good christmas :)

December 27, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger LBDDiaries said...

Sounds like a wild and crazy time at your house! Glad you finally go there - it took me a long time, too and I don't have any excuses - no kids running around (he's too old altho he acts like on Christmas morning) and most of the dinner was catered this year - but it was just weird until half way thru last week then bang, Merry Christmas to me. YOU, however, overcame a lot to live and tell us your great list!!

December 27, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Haha! Way to focus on the positive! Glad you had a blessed day in pjs! :)

December 27, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Post-Christmas! Our oldest son and wife were with us for Christmas, so it was awesome having all the boys together! Christmas dinner was delicious - and, yes, if you cooked it you can say it! And, of course, it snowed, and we took some almost perfect family pictures - the teen kept sticking his tongue out -Exasperating!

Christmas with boys is like a totally different soup with a different set of spices than it would be with girls, but just as delicious!

December 27, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Those were such sweet moments.

Merry Christmas.

December 27, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I'm glad you finally got into the Christmas spirit.

Between my son having a death grip on his candle and our cousin trying to grab the flame (he's 18 months), Christmas Eve mass was amusing.

December 27, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Did you freak out at the scene in Four Christmases?!?! I would have! Oh no!

December 27, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Rebecca Dot Com said...

sounds like you had an amazing time !:)

except for the whole Bil thing...

i had a similar experience except it was with the sil ..UGH!

December 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had a great Christmas.

December 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great Christmas - you'll have to give me all the details about the other stuff though!

My boys presents that they bought me at the school shop were funny - Zach got me a necklace with jingle bells in it and Ben got me a ring (which is actually pretty)

December 27, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We had a toddler driving into everything too.

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!

December 27, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Awesomeness!!! I hope you enjoyed your snow!!! :)

December 27, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger MommyLisa said...

Hee Hee! Love your iCaught Santa photo - Boo Boo asked us several times if we were going to try and get a picture of Santa again this year.

When I woke her up Christmas mornign and told her Daddy caught Santa again she said, "Its not the same picture is it???"

She is tooooo smart. But, it was not.

December 27, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the Santa pic. Glad you enjoyed the holiday.

December 27, 2010 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

haha, you are hilarious! I'd say all good things right there especially the not setting fire to the church and not taking out the tree with the quad!

Merry Christmas!!!!

December 27, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Definitely good to focus on the positive, my friend..

December 27, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Renegades said...

Easier to focus on the positive then dwell on the negative. Or at least that's what I'm trying to get myself to buy into.

December 27, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Las Vegas Mama said...

#8 sounds so awesome!!! I wish it would snow in Vegas more often :p

December 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Di said...

Is it wrong that I am 28 yet I too desperately wanted a Bigfoot? I'm hoping I find some on clearance now that Christmas is over and will buy it under the pretense that I'm saving it for Jellybean!

December 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Oka said...

Is it wrong that I used Bubby's last chance in the nursery for Christmas eve service?? He won't be allowed in their next year.

December 27, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Glad you had some beautiful moments to spotlight/highlight, Shell! Merry post-Christmas!

December 27, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How great to be able to list all that stuff...sounds like a fabulous time. I think I need to list out my good moments as well - I've been quite Grinch-like lately, and I don't want to be :)

December 27, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabulous Christmas Shell! I am jealous about the PJ's all weekend!!!

December 27, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabulous Christmas Shell! I am jealous about the PJ's all weekend!!!

December 27, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Aw, all in all sounds like a great success. And of course you're allowed to say your food was fabulous if it was :)

December 27, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I love all ten of them...really, I do. But by far, #1 is the funniest and the best!

December 27, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

I'm glad your Christmas turned out good (even with the grinchy moments)

December 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, mercy, Shell...I know what you mean. There are always *those* moments on Christmas that make you want to smack your head on a wall. But the good moments outweigh them. Usually. ;) Thanks for the comment!!

December 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger The No Wonder Mom said...

Oh! I love it!! Your list made me laugh, just remembering the funny (almost disastrous) things that happened with us too. You can hit that point during the holidays to either drink, laugh, and/or cry. You chose a great attitude. Well done!

December 27, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Sounds like y'all had a very nice Christmas. :) Love the pic... I did that last year and put Santa right in front of our tree. It really looked like he was taking presents out of his bag in our living room. The boys flipped when they saw it. I wanted to do it again this year, but I don't remember the name of the website. Can you tell me?

December 27, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I think that if you made good food, you get to shout it from the rooftops.

December 27, 2010 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

Sounds fabulous to me! :)

December 27, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Theodora Ofosuhima said...

All in all it went okay for me too. Have great day!

December 27, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Theodora Ofosuhima said...

All in all it went okay for me too. Have great day!

December 27, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

Good job looking at the positive :) Christmas just about did me in this year and I hate that feeling. I'm hoping a non-pregnant Christmas next year will be better :)

Love that picture at the end!

December 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Sounds like a great Christmas...all memories right? I love the gifts my kids pick out for me too...one year I got the Ove Glove and a Chia pet...hilarious! This year I got a nice coffee cup...perfect! They are learning! :)

December 27, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

Sounds amazing! Didn't the jumping up and down make the stress melt away?? LOVE this! Glad you had such a great holiday!

December 27, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

It's great to look at the positives! Since when does Santa have time to take a nap???

December 27, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

All the build up and anticipation and it's always too short. Glad everyone survived!

December 27, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Claremont First Ward said...

What's Christmas without a little drama, right? :)

MErry Christmas.

December 27, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

happy christmas weekend friend. love ya and miss ya.

December 27, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Sounds like a fabulous Christmas! I forgot to get cider so we were out of luck on that one!

December 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Renegades said...


Thanks for your caring comment on my blog. I do so appreciate it!

December 27, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Good list. We awoke to baby puking all over him and his crib. Ew! BUT he rallied and was so excited about all of his gifts. Our oldest were super excited about new catcher's gear. And hubby and I got to cuddle a little!

December 27, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Awww.... yay for excited kids, hot apple cider, and staying in PJ's all day long! :) Glad you had a Merry Christmas!

December 28, 2010 at 4:45 AM  
Blogger mypixieblog said...

Awwwwww, that sounds like a wonderful weekend with so many highlights for your family :) I'm glad you had a good one this year (sorry the Christmas elf forgot your pjs though!). There's nothing like staying in pajamas, is there?

December 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Sounds like a fabulous Christmas...and a snow storm to boot. Can't beat that! We're still digging out up here. Glad you had a nice holiday...you deserve it darlin'!

Happy New Year, Love!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

December 28, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Mrs4444 said...

Sounds like you had a perfect holiday. I, too, finally got in the spirit at a concert. Happy Holidays to you and your family :)

December 28, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds like the best Christmas ever!

December 29, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
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