Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Best

Christmas morning has come and gone and the sun is out full-strength and it is cool but not cold and everyone kept saying, "This is the best Christmas EVER!" and it has been.
Jessie and Vergil made beautiful lemon marmalades, some with ginger, some without and Hank made us all pictures that made us laugh so hard and Lily did some incredible cross stitches and May made the tiniest little sweaters with perfect details on them to use as ornaments. That is her workshop, above.

Jessie's and Vergil's sweaters. All tiny-stitched by hand. 

Here's a picture with the kids and Mr. Moon holding home made gifts.

Now click on that so that you can see the amazingness. 

Here's Lily in her Walking Dead T-shirt. She's a obsessed. In a good way. 

Owen opening a present from his Aunt Donna. 

Jessie and Vergil being lovey. 

There were sweet rolls and bagels and eggs and sausage and coffee and Bailey's and mimosas and sparkling juice and dinosaurs and books and Transformers out the wazoo. There were earrings and a glittery scented Virgin of Guadalupe candle and a mermaid and games and aged rum and helicopters and candy and pistachio nuts and oh hell. I don't even know what all there was. Lots and lots of smiles and laughs and cheers and thanks and kisses and hugs and I guess my favorite of all:

A little boy in pajamas and boots eating the Doritos he got in his stocking. 

You can't get much better than that. Or happier. I swear, if that is all he'd gotten, he would have been a happy guy. Well, the Doritos and the tiny laser gun that he shot me with repeatedly and repeatedly and repeatedly. 
Such a little dude. Such a fine little dude even though he is going through a stage where he will NOT KISS ME. His sweet brother makes up for it. Owen is so full of kisses and hugs that it is a joyous thing. And he just discovered the group hug which is even better. 

So. There you go. Christmas and if it weren't for the full lakes and ditches and swamps formerly known as woods, you would not believe that the past week has been nothing but rainy. I am in wonderment not to be feeling my Christmas insanity. 

And now Mr. Moon and I are going to go down to Bug's and try to catch three hens and two ducks. 

I'll let you know how it goes.

Much, much love, peace and joy...Ms. Moon


  1. Such sweetness. Oh those grand babies of yours. Actually, the whole bunch of you, you shine.

  2. Awww! I love the matching pyjamas. Last night was the first night I didn't give my kids pyjamas on Christmas eve. I had bought them but forgot to give them. *sigh*

    I love that you are loving Christmas. My Christmas is going OK. Work was work but then I came home and we had our Christmas and then I had a nap.

    Hank's pictures are so perfect!

  3. Merry Christmas Mary! Your whole family is beautiful and creative. And those boys... Beautifully adorable. I am glad you had a good time. Love to you. Sweet Jo

  4. Those little boys are just precious. It was indeed the best Christmas Eva! And May & Hank are awesome! Love the sweaters & picture with the cat.

  5. Oh, my god! The gifts ya'll made for one another! The hilarious Hank pictures! The embroidery! The freaking amazing tiny sweaters! All their beautiful faces! What a wonderful, amazing family you have.

  6. I love the handmade gifts! What a great photo. Those mini-sweaters must have taken some time. You have talented kids, Ms. Moon!

  7. OMG. I need to start doing what Hank did!! That's priceless.


Tell me, sweeties. Tell me what you think.