Monday, December 29, 2008


And lo, it came to pass...

Danna remembered that she had a blog.

Christmas was great, as is the usual for Christmases.

The girls got a dollhouse, scooters, and a life-size Barbie that scares the bejeebers out of my husband.

Jeff got a new t.v. and ...oooh ...surround sound! (yeah, I don't see why it's such a big deal, either)

Danna got a new camera since my old one totally pooped out. (My first comment - "Oh, take my picture holding my new camera!" She's a smart one, that Danna.)

I also got comfort and joy and all that.

The coolest thing, though, was actually meeting a blog friend.

Most of the blogs on my blog-roll are people I know well or knew once. There are a few,however, that I never met but feel like I know. Sorta like a pen-pal. I got to meet one of them Sunday.

It was awesome. I so prefer flesh and blood (side note: that's a gross phrase) friendships over just pen-pals. I tend to like people more than paper.

Now, here are some photos. Enjoy.
Nothing says "It's Christmas morning!" like super bed-head.Maddie danced and danced with this barbie (aka: Daddy's Worst Nightmare)Eliza, just a-lovin' on her sister.

Jace was liking the ladies. He kept giving them the eye and thought Sophie's tights were irrisistable.

And now, a few new classics:

Deck the holly with balls of toys...fa la la la la

Eliza Baby (this was a favorite, sung all day, every day)

And my favorite - We wish you a pinky toe.

I don't ask, because I'm afraid to know.


Heather said...

um, just a few comments. I'm glad you remembered about your blog and your blog friends that miss you.
I completely understand about bed head. My son's is the worst. He cries every morning, when I have to cut the rats out!! How can a boy have worse bed head than a girl? It happens.
Holly got a pee pee in the potty doll, and the song is forever stuck in my head. (so that tops the creepy life size barbie)

Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

Yeah, she is back. Good to have you back in the blogging world.

Yes, the big barbie is REALLY creepy!

abc said...

Funny, just today I was thinking I'm really missing someone's blog- then I remembered it was yours. I came over to see if it still existed. Glad to know great minds still think alike.

Amy said...

I have to agree on the giant Barbie! It is a bit scary.

What kind of camera did you get? I'm looking for a new one, too!

Welcome back!!!

Amy Barrett said...

I'm so glad you are back!! I really missed you since we're not running into each other 3 times a week at the moment and I was having Danna withdrawals!

I'm with Jeffrey on the life size Barbie! My girls got a dollhouse for Christmas too and they LOVE IT almost as much as I do :) Post on your new camera! I'm in the market myself!

Crystal said...

Okay here's my take:
-Life size barbie is creepy (that's why we opted for the stying head only)
-Love the bed-head (that's some of Ella's best pictures)it's like a mini-adventure, you never really know what you'll find in the morning
- And my favorite Christmas song rendition was Abby's (end of the 1st verse of Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
... Whippin' jelly hoks proclaim, Christ is born in Beklamem

Jenny said...

I suppose I am now the only person whose last blog dates November... Sigh. One of these days I will get something interesting on there. I got a new camera too! Yay for new cameras! And the Barbie... ummmm... I'm at a loss for words. Better you than me!

Stacy said...

Crystal's post made me pee myself! And that Barbie is uber creepy! It scares me! And.... I posted a comment right after you posted and it disappeared. What happenend to it! Are you stashing away my comments?

Liz said...

Ok. The giant doll made me laugh out loud. We were in Wal-Mart the other day and Matt pointed to one of those and said, "We're never buying those...they freak me out." To which I said, "Yeah right... you're going to tell a little girl no?" These pics just prove my point.

It was so exciting to meet you too!