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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

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Rogue wanted to say Merry Christmas, I am sure he didn’t plan to say it tangled in lights but he loves his mommy and the peanut butter I was spooning into his mouth while taking photos. I am pretty sure that sad pitiful expression in his eyes is his way of silently communicating that he wants more peanut butter and not that his mommy is a nut job... pretty sure.

I am still not quite used to a California Christmas, with no snow on the ground and a bright sunny day it just doesn’t quite ‘feel’ like Christmas. For the past month I have been dreaming about the white Christmases of my past, however, that all changed with the deluge of rain we have gotten over the past 8 days. More rain than I have ever seen in my life, enough rain to flood all of California including my tiny backyard.

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With the amount of rain we have been having and the fact that for the first time in a long time I have to deal with crazy weather where there normally is idyllic blue skies was enough to shake my yearning for a white Christmas.

I am grateful that we had a Christmas with my parents. We all woke up this morning and opened gifts... Mr. Rogue even made us all giggle when he slipped one of my new diamond earrings on. This man... ahhhhh how I love him and his gift of making me laugh!

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Mom had a bit too much excitement and needed to take a quick rest. In her defence she is sick, so we gave her a bit of down time to recuperate.

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Later that evening we had a small group of people over for dinner. Mr. Rogue and I cooked the Feta Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon. I was a bit nervous cooking 12 steaks at one time but they came out fabulously.

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Surrounded by friends and family made the day that much sweeter, this is our first Christmas celebrating at our house and I have to say this is one of my favourite Christmases ever.

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After everyone left I scooted over to see my little and give her her gift. She is 12 and can only think about clothes (ahhh I remember that age well). So I bought her a pair of dark skinny jeans, a tshirt and a pair of Uggs. She was super excited and tried them on immediately. So cute!

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I stayed to visit for a bit and we toyed around with my new camera (oops the flash should have been on for these photos). We made funny faces at the camera and I even showed them the famous reindeer face!

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We all rolled on the floor laughing, it was a perfect ending to a perfect day.

This has been a wonderful, magical holiday. Of course, the thought did go through my mind that if I hadn’t lost my pregnancy I would be six months pregnant now. While that did make me sad for a moment I was so overwhelmed by just how blessed and fortunate I am that the sadness didn’t last for long.

Happy holidays.

4 comments:

paul peggy zeus said...

Your little is getting so big, so grown up, and mature. It saddens me how fast kids have to grow. We did have a wonderful time and the filets were very good. Probably the most food I've eaten in a couple of weeks.

paul peggy zeus said...

POOOOOR ROUGE, though! Really, he looks incredibly sad, but you're lucky he is such a good grandog.

lilmansworld said...

Here's a thought, come to the midwest for Christmas......I'd love to have you :)

Jess said...

Sigh, I do love that pic of Rogue. Love our old man. Can't believe how time flies...

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