Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Happenings

We got our Christmas card photo taken (downtown Minneapolis, outside of the courthouse), and got them in the mail (though I didn't keep good track of who I sent them to and it feels like I missed quite a few people):

The girls drew pictures and wrote letters to Santa:

They visited with Santa (he's the real one, Zoe asked and that's what he told her) ....

.... and they sat on his lap for pictures:

Tom even took care of wrapping most of our presents this year after I told him how stressed I was feeling trying to get everything done.  He also told me about a conversation he heard on Minnesota Public Radio that talked about how beautifully wrapped gifts can be a let-down once unwrapped, so he kept the wrapping of our gifts simple so no one would be disappointed.  Ha!  Love that he was helpful AND made me laugh : ) 

It always feels so good to cross things off the list AND have fun while doing them!!

Up next, The Christmas Tree.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like fun times! I love his recycled method of wrapping - excellent. And your Christmas card was so cute!

Joe and Jane said...

Ha! Love the gift wrapping! Great concept. For the girls' birthdays, we reuse the same cloth bags every year. It has worked well so far.

Wow, I have no idea what your girls want in their Santa letters. I'm so not up on the hot toys.

Where did you see Santa? Your pic had a much better background than ours which looks like it was taken in a 70's wood-paneled basement!

Looking forward to seeing you!