1.) We took the baby to see Santa:
She wasn’t scared at all. More like fascinated. Kept looking at him and then looking at me like “hey mom! Check out this dude. Not sure what’s going on with him but maybe I can figure it out.” Her posse came with her too:
2.) We got a Christmas tree. Last year we were so devoid of holiday spirit that we didn’t even mess around with a tree. In all fairness we had other shit going on but still… it was nice to decorate this time.
Helping us pick out the perfect one
Helping us decorate
Wow man. Wow.
4.) We had a fun Christmas Eve at my parents’ house – and the baby LOVED opening all of the presents:
And the dogs got their annual frostypaws treats:
He's not rabid. It's peanut butter flavored.
5.) Although Santa didn’t bring her teeth like I kept telling her he would we still had a wonderful Christmas morning together. We even took our annual picture… although this year it was a bit trickier than last year:
There we go.
And yes, Matt is wearing a Destination Yarn shirt. My parents had a bunch of them made as Christmas presents. Good advertising!
6.) I met my best girlfriends for lunch in Columbus – of which sadly I have no pictures. And of course I stopped at Knitters Mercantile on the way home. Of course I did.
7.) Also pictureless – Matt’s brother and his fiancée came to town. And we spent 4 hours in a bar with a baby watching the Steelers game. It was funtimes, indeed.
8.) We did a white elephant gift exchange with my cousins – and I got a Bumpit:
Go big or go home... with your hair?
9.) Matt took 2 days off and we spent most of it together doing this:
It was awesomely relaxing.
9.) We said goodbye to the most challenging year we’ve ever faced. Literally everything in our lives has been turned upside down this year. Our house, my career, our family unit. All of it. And while all of these changes have been good ones that much change in that short of a time of that many things takes its toll. 2009 is going to be one of those years that I look back on and think Wow. I can’t believe we did all of that. We must have been insane.
10.) We welcomed in 2010 in (un)lame style. Some of our friends had a party but we have a baby so that wasn’t really possible for us. Instead Andy, Carolyn, Jill, and Matt came over and hung out with us so we wouldn’t be alone on NYE. It was a very chill night with way too much food and champagne. Perfect.
I think that’s about all of it! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and all of the gifts you gave/received were as well received as Dexter’s Christmas present:
Dog in a snuggy. Aaaawh yeah.