There is one thing I am pretty sure we will remember from Christmas 2012... the fact that firemen were almost in attendance! We were sitting at the table enjoying the all the delicious food, when I looked up and exclaimed, "SOMETHING IS ON FIRE IN THE OVEN!!" Some food was left in the oven, and caught on fire. Thank goodness Jim knew what to do and was able to put it out. (We will be buying my mother in law a fire extinguisher as soon as possible! Do YOU have one? If not, please get one!)
The house was full of smoke, and we had to open all the doors and windows for a while. The kitchen drapes are ruined, but otherwise we were very lucky. Plus, we have a story I'm sure we'll be telling for years... "the Christmas fire of 2012"!
Some other things I need to write down to remember...
Like how my sweet little six year old was so into giving this year, busily making us all gifts.
That this was the first year he picked out and bought us all gifts (at school). (That sparkly black and silver bracelet is mine).
Dylan singing "Feliz Navidad" in the school program, being an evergreen tree, and doing a reading in church.
The Christmas Eve church service at my parent's church, and Dylan almost falling asleep.
Dylan and I making Christmas cookies for the teachers cookie exchange while Jim fought with the Christmas lights.
How excited Dylan was that we let him go up in the attic for the first time, to "help" Jim with the Christmas decorations.
Playing the Christmas game we play every year, and everyone trying to get rid of their gifts that they didn't want!
Enjoying spending quality time with family.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I'm looking forward to 2013!