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Christmas Ponderings

December 28, 2009

It’s December 28 and I am finally calming down a bit.  The cross-country travel is done, the presents are scattered to and fro, and 99.9% of the cookies are in my belly.    It was a whirlwind holiday season this year for the family and I haven’t even had time to think.      

I will start with our cross-country journey to the Bayou to see my brother, sister-in-law and niece.  We were worried about the 15 hour drive (one way), but I have to say….the trip was well worth it.  I have thought a couple of times in the last 2 weeks about how Christmas was so magical when we were kids and now it is just an endless amount of items to check off my list.  I have to admit, my time in the bayou was incredibly relaxing:  there was no to-do list and every minute was surrounded by my amazing family.  I really do think it was the best part of my holiday.  There was a lot of magic being together!     

 Who doesn’t love matching jammies and chilaxing with your cousins while you ponder what Santa might bring?

Pondering if they have been naughty or nice


The reactions of seeing Santa!

Santa Anticipation


Don’t forget about all the delicious food…

Preparing and enjoying Disco pancakes with the family…




  Like Buckeyes the size of Texas….     



Or your Brother’s Andouille Sausage… 

Andouille Sausage     

 Yummy Janie’s Pound Cake     


Enjoying the Sounds of the Season…

Either performed by the children…





 …or the Holiday Carolers who magically appeared smack dab in the middle of present time…







… Or perhaps by the Rockband Video Game.   


Fun at the Inflatable Indoor jumphouse — always a holiday classic, right?    





Where Adults Feel Like Kids Again...


 Yuletide Pranks…such as wiring the Ohio State bird to a fence and watching your brother do bird calls waiting for it to move.    



Taking Walks with your cousins.  




Contemplating the Simple Meaning of Christmas. 



And finally, Peace Among Enemies.


I truly hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed what really matters most.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. beth permalink
    December 28, 2009 8:15 pm

    Totally agree on everything written…dang, sista that camera is well worth the money. Love the pics!

  2. Jen permalink
    January 4, 2010 10:41 pm

    awesome pics and commentary!

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