Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy December 26

It was a good Christmas at Chez hok, all things considered. We had gifts and food and time with family. Ella's favorite present was a slide whistle from Santa that has restored her faith for another year. Lily's favorite gift was a new case for her American Girl doll. Campbell spent the whole day making his new Buzz Lightyear and Lightning McQueen toys talk to each other. Ella beat Gran in a game of Scrabble, and Lily taught Gran how to play Go Fish.

Today we're basking in the glow of yesterday's fun. Runnerdude and I started the day off with a run on the Trail (he left me in the dust, but we won't talk about that), and the girls have been happily creating great masterpieces with their new art sets and playing card games. Campbell's been doing puzzles and drawing with his new crayons. There's a big pot of turkey soup simmering on the stove.

Peace rains supreme here, with the occassional sibling spat. Life is pretty good.

Now if I can only get my Christmas New Year's cards in the mail.


Baino said...

I was like you and ran out of time for cards. I might send them randomly throughout the year! I'm beginning to wish we'd had turkey, it's a bit warm for pea and ham soup!

O'Pine said...

As I prepare to head West, I am so grateful for this little bloggy thingy. I wish all my friends had one. I always feel connected to you this way. thanks for being such an amazing friend. Can't wait to see you guys again. Please come visit. Happy holidays.


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hokgardner said...

I can't believe I did that.

Cookie said...

Cards are overrated!
Glad to hear it was a good Christmas :)

Cathy said...

so glad you had a good, mellow xmas! our's was pretty good too. :)

anymommy said...

Sounds lovely. Hope you have a very happy New Year as well.