Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And then the dust settled at the Cease Fire Ranch


And the stockings were hung, by the .... dining room hutch... with care.


The decorations filled the house...


Well, not really "filled" so much.  As many decorations as I could fit in one trip in the jeep.  I totally got lazy this year.  I actually liked that I had less to mess with, but missed some of my decorations that didn't make the cut.  Next year, we should have a garage HERE, so it will be much easier to store things.


Not a creature was stirring... cuz he got tucked in, like every good cat.

Just in time for a good morning breakfast (no pics) and then a feverish gift opening.


The traditional "Mom got me clothes" parts were ok, because well, they needed clothes.

Jingles got what he wanted.

and Gene got what he wanted.  Pajama Jeans.

No.  Really.

Don't forget the traditional "making of the pipe bomb" part of christmas!!!

Gene was spoiled this year - a mattress topper, an awesome shaving set, some clothes, accessories for the jeep, nice gifts from the boys.  I got spoiled too - a new kindle fire (and a cover for it), a shark mop (it's ok, I wanted it), a pretty mother of pearl bracelet, candles and an address book.  Tanner got a boatload of clothes and a cool do-hicky that lets him watch all kinds of internet goodies on his television and a stereo for his car, which was a gift from Seth. I think Seth beat us all this year.... go Seth! I don't think he'd admit it but I think he likes his brother more than he puts on. ha..  Seth made out well with a fishing rod, 4 cases of pop (thanks Tanner) and an amp for his electric guitar.  (apologies to his neighbors).

This was the first year in the history of all years that I didn't keep a list of what I bought or what I'd spent.  I just sort of threw money at this "problem" (I was so busy this year) and amazon is a BAD THING. lol.  Needless to say, everything was wrapped in amazon boxes this year.

We not only had breakfast, I made a big fat ham for lunch and we laid around and watched movies for half the day.  It was a good day.

{Don't get your panties in a bunch, Tanner was really just working on his new stereo}


Sunshine and Shadows said...

I love the pipe bomb picture. This is such a fun post.

Amy Jo said...

I love your red and white christmas balls on your tree! Very pretty. Even with your few decorations you totally beat me, we opted out of decorating this year. We're saving it for next christmas. Muwahaha ha.(seemed like that spot for a villain laugh) Oh and my brother in law has a pair of pajama jeans with chaps. Very creepy.

Nicole said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Looks like you had a fun Christmas!

Alex said...

I love how cats always find things to climb into like bags or boxes.

Those pajama jeans look fun. I don't think I've ever seen them out of the package. I'll have to get some for my son, he's in a "only wear jeans" kick right now

Christina said...

I love the pajama jeans. I can't convince my DH that he would like them.

Your pictures are stunning.

M said...

My SIL wore jeggings this year, and I couldn't tell! Even the feel of them was more jean than legging. I'm going to have to pick up a pair.

I love my Internet streaming to tv for watching Netflix and Hulu--- that might be a gift that mom decides to keep. I love watching Dr Who and catching up on tv shows like Bones or Once Upon a .... That new show. You really might want one yourself.

What did the chickens get for Christmas?

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