Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Is Gone Until 2010

I am sure there are a lot of people out there on blog reading and/or writing hiatus until the new year. So I don't want to get into any good stuff that will be ignored by the masses. That sounds like a good excuse for not having anything to say doesn't it?

Christmas is gone faster than I could blink an eye. We spent a lot of time shopping, wrapping, cooking, and otherwise preparing and now it is gone like a fart in the wind.

Braden is still not really old enough to understand the presents concept.  He  usually waits for them to be opened and then plays with the toys. He definitely likes the toys.

Now we move on to the chore of finding somewhere to put all of his new stuff. Arica and I are definitely going to have a toy purging party in the new year.  The rattles and other such newborn trinkets have to find their way into a storage bin. Then that storage bin will have to find a way out of our house.

The truth is we might need to have a storage bin purging party.  The house is just becoming a little too small for all of our stuff.  Anyway we had a great Christmas spending time together as a family. It was fun to see Braden enjoy all his new toys. Of course Arica likes to dress him up in his new clothes too. With his Christmas haul  Braden will continue to be a sharp dressed man.

With that I will leave you with a shot of Braden covered in the remnants of a very good Christmas.  I hope all of  you had a great Christmas as well.


11 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

I love that picture. It sums Christmas up so perfectly!

Melisa with one S said...

Very cute! Glad you had a great Christmas!

WeaselMomma said...

That is an awesome picture! I hope you all had a great time and a wonderful New Year ahead of you.

ArkansasRain said...

Looks like you have your Christmas card photo for next year!

I try to start the new year with some sort of house purging. It might be clothes or books or old papers. Last year it was boxes of stuff that I had not unpacked after 5 years of living here. This year it will be clothes. Truth be known, I have been working on a "purging blog" of my own, but I hesitate to push that publish button because it is such a committment for me.

Happy New Year!
~~The Pack Rat

Captain Dumbass said...

Ha! That is a great picture.

Brian Miller said...

love the pic. yeah we purge a week before the holidays and take it to the goodwill...someone needs it, right? good luck with that. and happy new year!

PJ Mullen said...

I'm with you, we did the great toy purge of 2009 the other night.

Brandy said...

great picture. we totally need to get rid of some crap!

surprised mom said...

What a wonderful photo! I love it!

Yes, Christmas, for all the preparation, goes by in a flash. I'm glad you enjoyed your Christmas and I hope your 2010 is better than you can imagine!

By the way, when you finish purging at your house, come on over to mine. Believe it or not, I still have some baby clothes over here. My "baby" is 15...

Jill said...

Great picture. Have fun purging. Always a good feeling. Have a great new year!

creative-type dad said...

Cute picture..!