Thursday, December 30, 2010

ding dong merrily on high

Ohmegosh my kids are noisy.  Even though I yelp occasionally like a puppy who has their tail stepped on I love these sweet holly-days.  They are really growing up and their humor has a bite (I dunno where they got that) my mouth has hurt all week from laughing.  And sometimes I am laughing at stuff that a mother shouldn’t tolerate. 

Though the gifts have long been opened I am happy there is still a festive feel to these days.  I am not one to take the tree out the day after Christmas, by the time I pack everything up it has a nice coating of dust.  Winter is so long, I have never understood the haste one feels to put Christmas back in a box so quickly. 

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Sam likes to bake.  I like to eat sweets.  It works out nicely, don’t you think? 

His sisters were really in his space in the kitchen today telling him he was marbling his brownies all wrong and he just stood there while they high-pitched-voiced their directions over each other and then did it his own way.  It’s like he has a mute button for them.  He is a nice boy and I’m glad he’s still cute and little and not sweaty and smelly like most teenage boys.  

We went to go shopping in Oklahoma which even after three years still makes me break out in song.

OOOOKLAHOMA, WHERE THE

WIND COMES SWEEPIN

DOWN THE PLAINS

But my husband took some side roads and instead of looking at the Le Creuset at Williams Sonoma we looked at this western stuff and ate BBQ.  

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I liked this area.  Whenever we come across an area that has stayed true and independent it makes me happy.  So many of our towns look too much alike with the same department stores and urban sprawl.

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We did end up looking at Williams Sonoma (too expensive) and seeing Santa (too fake).  Henry was so full of fear and adrenaline I thought he was going to pee his pants. 

See you next year!

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Looking--I do a lot of that when shopping! I'm enjoying my Christmas break to and don't want to return to school on Monday! Can we slow down time for the next two days???

It's Just Dottie said...

You are so cute and you always make me smile. Smiles are good for the heart. Have a Happy New Year...Be warm... Be happy... Be you...
Dottie

Andi said...

When we were in exile, err excuse me...When we were in TEXAS for 12 years, we sang OKLAHOMA! at the top of our lungs every time we crossed the state line. It was fantabulous.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I was going to make a sarcastic comment about the Beef Council building, but then I realized I really liked that town. You would actually know what part of the country you were in if you were in that town. I'm glad you are having a happy holiday!

Jemm said...

Hey how's it going? I just put my Christmas tree and decorations away yesterday. I don't understand the rush to get it over with either. Now, I can't believe it's already over. New Year's too. Have you done any sewing projects lately? Or painting?

Jacqueline said...

Hi my freckled hen friend!
Popping in to visit tonight and see the kids and then came Santa...but I'm missing the cowboys!

Happy New Year to all of you. I have a good feeling this year is going to be grand as you watch the kidlets grow and you laugh so hard, you forget about wearing your mom hat. Love em to pieces...mine are all out of the house and it all went way too fast! Although I'm finally used to the next being empty, there is nothing like them all coming home!

Keeping you tucked in thought and prayers...
Jacqueline

Prairie Rose said...

Happy New Year!
I totally agree with you on the tearing down of Christmas.
I hate how people throw it out the day after Christmas like its food that is spoiling.
Winters are long,hard and cold here.
I want all the soft twinkling lights I can get!
Your holidays looked so fun and sweet!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's next year! Happy New year, my friend! Great photos...makes me want to SING! I'm having a giveaway...hope you'll come by to enter! Hugs! ♥