I would have never thought as a child that I would ever be relieved that Christmas was over. I still love the Christmas season with all my heart but normalcy ain't half bad, ya know? My sewing machine has been put away and I will be ignoring it for a good month or so. By then we should be on better terms. Sometimes you just need a little time apart to appreciate one another yet again.
I made the Christmas pajamas this year, mostly because Scarlet was begging for a nightgown. I have searched high and low for a decent nightgown for her (at a decent price) and struck out everywhere. So, out comes the handy dandy sewing machine.
And when you are already making a full nightgown, two pairs of pajama bottoms are hardly a drop in the Christmas crafting bucket.
Adding footies on the bottom of Asher's pajama bottoms might have seemed unnecessary... but I kind of love them.
Love these guys too.
Speaking of love, I really loved their Christmas outfits this year.
They were all thrift store finds, even the boy's matching shirts (talk about a score!). I thought Scarlet's dress was just beautiful. She dug it too.
Jon literally took 100 pictures of this pose hoping Asher would look at the camera. Yeah, that would be a big no.
And finally, the Christmas Card. I think after this year we are just going to have to stop sending cards for a few years. The pressure to outdo himself has put Jon a little over the edge.
My dad loves to show our card to his patients at the office. And more often than not, they will say, "Wow what an adventurous family!"
Then a moment of silence.
"Wait, that's not a real picture is it?"