Gosh, December was over in a blink of an eye. Here are all the little bits I never got around to blogging, all blogged in one post. We were way later than usual in getting the décor out (I think I was in denial that we were already at the end of 2012!). Funny moment happened when my son saw Big Dude dragging the tree out of the attic (we had to give up live Christmas trees a few years back after several unsuccessful attempts to keep them green thru the month of December; our south-facing warm windows just didn’t allow such a thing): he shouted, “Hurray, we’re making the tree!!!” Not quite as glamorous or traditionally seasonal as going out in the snow and chopping down a beautiful Noble Fir … The annual gingerbread house …Beach. In the morning. Lovely.Lego Mini-figs. Dueling. Of course.Middle Dude is taking over cookie baking duties. He may add a little more vanilla than prescribed, because, y’know, it smells divine. He just saw me typing and told me that’s there’s exactly nothing wrong with adding extra vanilla. Vanilla makes the world go round. His words.More beach. In the evening. Lovely.Dog Dude + Me + evening stroll … A little yard maintenance. The younger dudes were all over it. Money may or may not have provided incentive & enthusiasm for said task.Phone pics …Got the yearbook started … Christmas Eve …Christmas morning …(can you read Little Dude’s tshirt? “I support Recycling. I wore this yesterday.” So perfect for him!
Digging in to the science kit … (and the resulting glow in the dark wand!)This delightful Pottery Barn catalog arrived on my birthday. Such a fun surprise! My pics, adorning the PB desk …My birthday also included a Once Upon a Time catch-up fest …And I closed the month & year by completing my annual album. Now I’m just waiting for a big, fat sale to begin so I can send my book off to the printer!