Monday, December 8, 2008

Enough uber holiday cuteness to make ANY Grinch's heart grow three sizes

I admit it...one of the reasons I started this Christmas-ey series was to keep myself in check. The stress of the season gets to me every year, and I'd be lying like a dog if I said I was cool as a cucumber so far this season.

This weekend, however, I had some time to cross some things off the old holiday to do list that has steadied my nerves a bit. (Oh, and in case you were wondering, St. Nick brought the boys light up bobbers and other fishing tackle, new mittens and their very first taste of Whoppers.)

And if the fact that I got things accomplished isn't enough to settle your pre-holiday nerves (I took the Christmas card photo, ordered the cards, went to Mass, decorated the tree and the rest of the house), let this over-abundance of cuteliness overflow your proverbial cup:

2008 Christmas card photo
Our 2008 Christmas card photo

I always let my boys help with decorating the tree - I have some cheap (unbreakable) ornaments I got from LTD that adorn our lower branches. If you looked at my tree, you'd see about 12 all hanging from the same branch, but it doesn't matter. They got to help and they loved it. See?



11 comments:

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

I love that I'm not the only mom to let my girls clump all of the ornaments on one branch. My mom was a stickler for spreading them all out JUST SO. Not I.

Jean said...

OMG- that video is so darn cute! I finally got to hear your voice :) I just love technology.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How fun! I let the bottom of our tree hang heavy, too this year. Someday I fear we'll have a top-heavy tree...

Threeboys1mommy said...

I can't take all the cuteness! It's too much to handle!

Carla said...

Hey!!! Fellow WI blogger!! The snow is falling and I am looking at your cute boyz!!! :)

Thank you for reading about Aubrey. It means a lot to me.

Oh and hello to the other WI commenters!!

lovelylalo said...

I am loving that tree and video. Great pick for the Christmas cards.

Melissa said...

I had to do some re arranging too of the christmas ornaments! That top pic is just adorable.

Tom said...

Way cute Christmas card and video documentary. I miss those guys. ♥♥♥ to all :)

Mama Smurf said...

Your tree is gorgeous! One of these days I'll get around to a Christmas decoration post. One of these days.....

Kim H. said...

Oh my word that photo of the boys is the cutest thing this side of the Mississippi! I LOVE IT!

And yes, I have plastic ornaments at the bottom...not so much any more that Molly will break them, it's that our goofy dog wags her tail and explodes them upon impact!

Jenni Jiggety said...

That Christmas card pictures is AWESOME! How adorable are those boys?