Thursday, January 1, 2009


So this year we were very fortunate to have my parents, grandmother and brother join us for Christmas. It was wonderful to have the extra people around, typically it is just us since our tradition is to do Christmas in our own home.

Vanessa and I decorated sugars for Santa as per tradition, she is becoming a very skilled with piping frosting and sprinkles. Nobody slept very well on Christmas Eve, I think the excitement was just too much. Of course we HAD to read The Night Before Christmas and put out the reindeer food before going to bed.

On Christmas day we had a wonderful breakfast, opened presents, hung around, the grown up played with Vanessa's new Littlest Pet Shop edition Monopoly. We had an amazing dinner and a great day.