Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

The dishwasher is running. The coffee is set to brew in the morning. I'm in my new Christmas Eve pajamas. The stockings are stuffed. The presents are wrapped. The guest bed is awaiting new arrivals. The breakfast casserole is in the fridge. The banana bread is baked. The church service is over. The singing is done. The turkey is in a cooler in our "auxilliary refrigerator"--which is really the snow on the back porch. The cookies are all a week old and half-way mildewed, but Santa won't care. The carrots are slimy, but the reindeer will still eat them. The Christmas cards are hung up all over the kitchen. The lasagna is partially prepped. The garage is full of boxes and packaging. The kids are in bed. It is Christmas Eve. I love this exact moment right now. I love thinking about how excited the kids will be tomorrow. I love that John decided at the last minute they needed more gifts and ran out to Toys R Us today (after weeks of telling me not to go overboard.) I love that it is finally here. I wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases.

11 comments:

Angie said...

Merry Christmas, Katie!!!

Smitty 1, 2 , 3 and 4 said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

capegirlindc said...

Merry Christmas to the "Yap" family!

lisa said...

Great post. Merry Christmas! Can't wait to hear about it!

joanna said...

Merry Christmas! Moments like those feel like the real gifts at Christmas-time.

sgtsharp said...

Merry Christmas,I expect a full report.
We Leave a glass of Single Malt Scotch out for Santa at our house.

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas Katie, John, Becca and Andrew! :) And I am intrigued - what is in your Christmas Day breakfast casserole?

Trish said...

Hoping you all had the merriest of Christmases!!! And wishing lots of love and continued blessings in the new year for you all!! :)

The Peregos said...

Nice Ikea cups!! Joshua told David that daddy is the one eating Santa's cookies and drinking his milk. So the next morning David came to me with a very serious look on his face and pointing his finger at me he asked "Did you eat the cookies?!?!" Gee... i felt so guilty!!

Jen said...

I love this post! I, too, love the anticipation of Christmas morning. It's different than the anticipation we had when we were little, but it's so much fun to think about how excited they will be in the morning!

ashley said...

cute family picture!