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Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas. It came and went.

I can’t believe Christmas is over for 2011.  It’s like a wedding.  I get so excited and there’s so much build up… then it’s over in a flash.

It started when I decorated our house and put up our tree…

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Followed by some baking…

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Before we knew it.. Christmas Eve was here.  Which meant it was time to celebrate my niece’s first birthday!

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We wrapped up her party and got ready for our annual Christmas Eve party at my aunt’s house.  The sun was shining at my parents’ house and presents were under the tree.

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Then, we partied. The big guy himself even stopped in to join the party for a few moments!

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My niece was curious about him…

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The party wrapped up around 10pm and we hit the road back to my parents’ house (about a 1hr drive).  My sisters, our significant others, and my niece and nephew all slept over at my parents’ house (10 of us in total).  When we woke up at 7am… Santa had come!

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“We plunged into the cornucopia quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice.”

This was the aftermath…

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By noon we were packed up and off to Christmas with my surrogate family (my brown family)

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Isn’t it no wonder I love Christmas so much?  Now that you see how we celebrate, I’m sure you understand.  I love Christmas. (my cousin’s 8 year old daughter asked me to take this photo)

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I already look forward to Christmas 2012.

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