a very beatty christmas
although one never quite knows what to expect with our quite unruly family,
one thing you know for certain is that celebrations will be crazy.
that someone(s) will dance.
that there will be cats,
and mikie will be goofy and loud.
that i will wear a festive apron.
that there will be way too many good homemade treats, and that mikie will point at them.
and that darin will bury his nose in a book and read for a while in the midst of the madness.
that someone will get in a big rollicking argument (addie and mikie this year, and look how innocent she looks) but luckily it will be short-lived.
that conversation will be lively, and everyone will be trying to get a word in edgewise...
that i will make people dressed in cute vintage clothes pose for photos, like the ever-willing em.
that pops will stumble over his words quite endearingly (this year while reading an abridged version of the nativity story ((on his iphone no less,)) he mistakenly called the "babe" the "table." sweet pops.)
that we will all have tons of fun opening our gifts to each other because we LOVE surprising each other and making each other happy.
and joey might even try his out right away,
especially if it has anything to do with backpacking...
but mostly that we will be warm and cozy and festive and silly and happy together.
this year we missed my brother matt and his wife amy and their three rad rowdy wondrous kids.
they had a cozy white christmas at their own home in utah this year for the first time ever.
we had to take a sisters pic without amy, pffft?!!
meanwhile, the festivities continue through the week and my head is still spinning!
hope you're all enjoying this crazy bright time in the midst of winter.
is your family as crazy as mine?