Saturday, January 7, 2012

"Ohhhh, I'm the happiest Christmas tree!"

Ho-ho-ho, hee-hee-hee!

Another Christmas has come and gone. This year was a special one, to be sure. It's not often that our entire family is gathered in one place and especially rare (particularly in the near to distant future) for us all to be home in Colorado at the same time. As an added bonus, everyone (for the most part) remained healthy! That was quite a victory, let me tell you.

So let's see if I can be succinct, I'll make my best attempt but can't guarantee success.

As you can see by my fancy symbolic representation of the passage of time, I got distracted. AND, I keep wanting to write about the new year but feel obligated to catch up by covering Christmas first. Ergo, I'm going to resort to a pictorial (totally thought it was pictoral, but Google tells me it has an i) recap. If I'm feeling ambitious you may get a few more words for clarity's sake, but don't hold your breath (not sure why you would in this instance, but it seemed the thing to say). I know, I'll do some headings.

We'll start with "Reenactment of 1999 Family Photo Shoot, in which the famous dogpile pose was replicated"

Eating Cereal
(Don't worry, they get better)
With my Oregon niece and nephew

And all we had to say to entice James to turn around was "Katie is doing it!"

"The Guys"
Supermom. Seriously.

Some Christopher-directed love
(Can you see it? Cause I totally can)

The Blizzard


Three words: "Just keep [scrolling]."

Watching Meet Me in St. Louis
(Natalie caught me)
Our Cute Tree.
The Perfect Petersons
(Sorry, it's either that or perennial, for some reason that's all I got right now)

The Wonderful Whitmers
The Book

A Michael Ciaglo Original

The superheroes.

Natalie's awesome DVD grab bag present
(My finger was supposed to be aimed at the DVD, not bad)

Our oh so indescribably delicious Christmas feast.

A stocking stuffer mastered.
(Those five tops are spinning in a tower!)

The man of our Christmas Eve pajama hour
"Peak the Strategy!" (i.e., the name of Michael's band)

(Wearing all my scarves at the same time before packing them up)


  1. a few thoughts:
    super cute pictures of the nieces and nephews
    christopher is very photogenic
    thank you for explaining the t-shirts; awesome free advertising
    i love you guys!

    Can't wait to hear about the new year!

  2. Whew! That was a project! I LOVE the pictures you picked. I'm definitely going to need some of those pictures :). You did a wonderful job on this post and it was so fun to read. It really was such a good Christmas...I wish I could go back...

  3. I have to say, I did a much better job of getting more pictures over christmas break than thanksgiving. And everyone else got more too, which is exciting! This post brightened my day. I can't believe christmas is already over and we are back at school! I miss you so much!

  4. Yay! What awesome pictures! :) I'm so glad you and Natalie took so many. It sure was a wonderful Christmas!

    And how about the Perky Petersons...Pesky Petersons?...Pertinent Petersons? Ha ha ha. Yeah, it's a bit rough. We're definitely not perfect, that's for sure! ;)

    I miss you! Hope your new semester is starting off well!