i've been counting down since last Dec 26 ... are you ready? me neither!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

'tis the season ... still

When you get a late start to the Christmas season on account of you're helping your mom with her Christmas Decorations so that she can have a "Lighting Celebration" and as a result of too much to do and no time to do it in and due to the fact that you're a mom of 4 busy-bodies that like to touch things that are 'for display only' ... you [read: I] get to keep the tree up as long as you want ... except if it's real and is becoming a fire hazard ...

BUT you know that it's been up just a bit long when you find these:

And if you think you heard Christmas music in the background the last time you talked to me ... keep in mind I get to listen to it as long as there are decorations up at my house ... it's still Christmas here! Come on over and enjoy the season a little longer with us!


We've been rodent sitting for my little sister that 'accidentally' left Rhino behind ... when she moved to Utah. My children are ECSTATIC that we have a pet!!

This is Rhino

she's a hampster ... she's fun to watch, the kids like to hold her, her ball keeps her out of trouble (she's only escaped 3 times ... ) and the best thing is ... her poops are miniature!!


Colleen said...

Oh how I missed you! Fabulously funny post! Congrats on the pet and if anyone gets to keep their tree up until mid-January, it is a Christmasphile like you!

Amanda said...

This is hilarious! Congrats on the pet. I love that your tree is still up. When I got back from UT, I felt like Christmas had come and gone before I even had a chance to enjoy it. So, while all the other decorations have been put away, I pulled out the Nativity I got for Christmas and put it on my mantle. I don't know when it's going to come down. But, I can enjoy it now that life isn't as crazy. You need a fake tree--that way, you can keep it up 'til February. (With a little dusting, of course.)