30 December 2007

We Love Santa!

That probably goes without saying, for those of you who have ever been around me at Christmastime, but Santa was very good to all of us this year.

Didn't our Christmas tree look nice? (It's a real one. We'll probably try to have a live tree until we are too old to be able to deal with it.)

Garden Kitty and Jetsam were especially anxious for Santa's visit. GK chose the under-the-tree-with-Rudolph route, whereas Jetsam figured it made more sense to keep watch out the window.

Tess did not seem terribly disappointed that Santa brought her a penguin rather than WMDs ...

The boys were thrilled to get their very own Cozy Cushion (Tess will not share hers - don't even think about it!): This picture was taken after a brief scuffle as to who would sit on it first. Which of course resulted in no one actually sitting on it ...

I received a lot of knitting books, among other nice things, and The Tim and the kitties bought me an MP3 player. Which was a coincidence, since Santa brought one for The Tim as well! The Tim was nice enough to have mine all set up, ready to use right away. (Santa, like me, did not have a clue as to how to get it set up, so The Tim also had to figure out his own ...) I had never asked for an MP3 player, but I do love mine, so it was a nice surprise in more ways than one. It also led to this conversation:

Me: This is so cool - now if I can figure it out, I can listen to knitting podcasts.
The Tim: It figures this would somehow end up involving knitting.

We had a great day, talked to friends and family, and generally made sure to eat, drink, and be merry. (Not that we've stopped doing that. Yet.) But this picture pretty much sums up how we all felt by the end of the day.

(Jetsam actually sleeping. A Christmas miracle ...)

I hope your day was as great!


Brigitte said...

Aw, what a sweet site! I'm glad you all had a wonderful holiday, and that you are still (hopefully!) enjoying yourselves.

An MP3! So cool... What knitting books did you get?

Claudia Bugh said...

That little Tess is sure a cutie! Love her little pile of loot. Sounds like everyone must have been good this year because Santa didn't leave any coal!

Carol said...

Didn't it come and go so quickly this year? Le sigh...

mary said...

That is so cute how GK and Jetsam are waiting for Santa. I didn't think Santa would disappoint them.

And that Tess! What a look she can give. I'm happy she is satisfied with her penguin rather than WMD.

I think you will love your MP3 player. I sure love mine.

the wicked witch of the east said...

welcome to the 21st century irish... ;)