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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merrymaking

How to...


First, swap the furniture in your family & dining rooms.


I know, you're the O.C.D. type-
requiring  that there always "be a place for everything and everything in it's place"...

but
"It's the most wonderful time of the year"... 
"and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near." 
So do it...
 cause
glowing hearts are pretty awesome.    


Next, set out the mismatched Christmas dishes you've been gifted/collecting for 18 years, Great Gram's Christmas place-mats & napkins, and deck the tables for a very merry feast. 


  Now, open the doors of your home AND your lives to your high schoolers' friends. 
(Who cause you to not-so-secretly wish you could go back to high school again so you could have the GREATEST FRIENDS EVER!  
And who also cause you to thank God profusely for thinking up
AND making such fantastic people). 
  
Invite them to play "reindeer games," like  20 50 Guess-Who-Questions  (because it'll take a Christmas miracle for them to figure out who "Olive, the other reindeer is"),   

and Christmas Pictionary.
Maddy's holly, jolly drawing of Santa (bottom right) was the favorite of the night. 
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 Rudolph wasn't invited to join in on our reindeer games either... 
we had a more delicious plan in mind for him and his shiny red-nose.
 Gingerbread Rudolph Pancakes!!   


"Stoke the fire" (on the t.v.) then surprise your guests with a Christmas treat!
video
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Give thanks for 
"faithful friends who are dear to us...gathered near to us."

and for Rudolph's antlers, which are made of bacon...
Yum!

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After supper, retire to the makeshift home theater for this... 

Elf.


And
"Have yourself a merry little Christmas, now" 
Live in Peace!





3 comments:

MD Portraits said...

🌞 Beautifully done! Love the festivities & all you have to share with all. ♡ Great work ♡

Kelli said...

So adorable! You have such a loving and fun family!
Merry Christmas!

Tegan | Celebrate Twelve13 said...

This is the BEST. I can't wait to do this with my kiddos. :)