Monday, December 12, 2011

Making a List, Checking it Twice

Popcorn: strung.
Pudding by the fireplace: eaten.
Christmas gifts: purchased and wrapped.
Christmas cards: addressed and mailed.
Granola: made and packaged.
Twinkling Christmas lights in a five-mile radius: viewed while drinking hot cocoa and listening to Perry Como in the car.
Polar Express: watched.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: sung in the bathtub.
Christmas Story: read.
Peanut butter fudge: made (and partially eaten).
Angel Tree gift and food pantry donation: dropped off.
Joy to the World: played on the piano by Annie.
Advent calendars: half-opened.
Nutcracker: fancily attended:


  1. Purchased AND wrapped?! Made AND packaged? Addressed AND mailed? How on earth do you do it!? I'm so behind!!! We are attending The Nutcracker for the first time ever this weekend (can you believe I've never been?) You all look dazzling for the occasion!

  2. Ha, ha, Kellie - the only reason I am this far "ahead" is because we are celebrating the first round of family Christmas this weekend, so I have to be ready! (Also, I make a lot of lists, and I have a few hours a week to myself during school. You aren't behind; you're enjoying the season!)

    I had never been to The Nutcracker, either, and I loved it. Hope you enjoy!

  3. I love that last photo, and I also love your skirt.

  4. Amy - then you will really love that the skirt is part of my bridesmaid's dress from Connie's wedding in 2000!!! Look at how all my wedding gear has been so useful to me this year . . .

  5. I knew that was the skirt! I think I'll have to bring mine home from my old closet at my mom's house and reuse it again. I love it!

    And weren't you just complaining about the eager beaver's Christmas cards? It seems to me you've gotten plenty done yourself!