Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Wow, my kitchen is already so full of food, and we're not even half done! The tree is all lit up and the house smells awesome. (OK, that's mostly thanks to some of the best candles ever... Walmart had them on sale for $3 a pop and they smell SO good - they're cranberry scented and MAN! They make me want to eat 'em with a fork!)

So the kids are wired and wide open. I mean, it's Christmas Eve! They're crawling out of their skins with anticipation. It's sweet. It's the part of Christmas I love most - that magic sparkle in their eyes. And it's pretty special since most of them don't even believe in Santa anymore... but you should see them laying it on for Terra! She, by the way, is in the tub, because it's the one thing that will contain and amuse her all while having a nice calming effect.

Actually, I think I'd kind of like a bath and some calming effect...

Anyway, I need to go cook more. Chocolate chip cookies and eggnog are up next... for Santa (the one I have pictured here, not the real one of course...)


  1. Yep, watching the kids fill with excitement is just about enough to pull you out of any funk, isn't it? Spent the day with my nephew who is on the verge of not believing in Santa anymore, and yet still believing enough to put out the cookies and milk and the handwritten note... just in case. He even went to bed an hour earlier than his bedtime tonight in case Santa decided to get started in Florida this year. :) Cute.

    J still doesn't get it this year, but he's catching on.

    Merry Christmas, Erin.

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Scott...I mean Santa, and all your little elves (I know a couple or three of them not that little, but you wouldn't deprive me of an agreeing sentence. not you. surely.).