Kelly has asked for our Christmas memories...the one that stands out from both my childhood and my children's childhoods is waiting at the top of the steps for permission to come downstairs to see if Santa came. You see, we'd be awake early and had to wait for my parents to get up. Then my mom had to go downstairs and start coffee and my dad had to set up those BIG lights (remember those?) so that they could take pictures of the festivities.
When we had children, it seemed like a fun thing to continue. I would get up and make coffee, tea and hot chocolate, my husband would take the dogs out and the kids would sit at the top of the steps and wait, not so patiently, for us to say they could come downstairs. This picture was from 2007. Last year was the first year where we don't have a step picture...because we opened gifts on Christmas Eve after mass. This year will be different too...not only will be open gifts on Christmas Eve, but we'll be at Andrew's where there are no steps!
I was so looking forward to having a white Christmas in Vermont...who would have thought that we'd get two feet of snow in New Jersey the week before Christmas? It was nice to be snowed in over the weekend. But then, I had all my Christmas shopping done and everything wrapped...I know that the storm was a major inconvenience for a lot of shoppers!
I've completed my December project...the center of Andrew's quilt is finally together! I'll be bringing it up to try out on his bed...it turned out pretty big, so I'm not sure if I'll be adding borders to it. I do love it the way it is...I hope he does!