next year will totally be the year we mail out tangible cards

25 December 2013

... but in the mean time


We hope you have a very blessed Christmas and that you can find comfort and good cheer in the fact that this blog won't be signing off for a few days because we don't believe in rest for even the weariest of e-sharers.

And if you're looking to feel great about your Christmas eve festivities know that this family struck out at not one, not two, not three, but four closed fastish food eating establishments in search of a place to eat ye old traditional Christmas eve fare. (We came home and made one of the frozen pizzas reserved for fancier occasions and/or babysitters). But first we risked a Christmas eve Mass where we sat in front of a family whose children (graciously) joined ours in a rousing round of wailing and crying and gnashing of teeth on pews during 'Silent Night' and Theo happily yelled his first word: ho (x 3).

As far as our morning has gone ... Theo has died and gone to tissue paper and box heaven, Sebastian enthusiastically declared today to be Elmo's birthday, Julia is preparing for the great chapped lip apocalypse of 2014 by applying layer after layer after layer after layer after layer of Hello Kitty Chapstick, and Simon is in the middle of a busy day of silent laughing on the couch with Jim Gaffigan while I enlist his help to break up every other toddler slap fight over the favorite new toy of the minute.

Thank you for being the best readers a blogger could ask for. Without you? I'd probably still pound out my grocery store memoirs for the silent abyss but I love that you let me lull you to sleepy boredom on the daily.

Happy Christmas to you and you and you and yes, even YOU.

21 comments:

  1. And a very merry to you as well. xoxo

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  2. This post made me laugh. Glad to hear you will NOT be taking a few days off for Christmas. While I would totally understand if you did, I'm glad I won't have to suffer a few days away from my favorite blog of all time. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas.

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  3. I love the last photo where Theo looks like he has pig tails! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Merry Christmas!! Did you get Simon the new Jim Gaffigan book? Is it good?

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  5. Merry Christmas to the cutest family on the Internet. Thanks for sharing your life with us. (My kids still love to watch the video of Julia complaining about Bash booping her on the head!)

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  6. At least you actually took a family photo with all of you. I'm promising myself I'll get on the family Christmas card ball months in advance for next year. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  7. Jim Gaffigan rocks!!

    Merry Christmas!

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  8. Hope the camp had a good Christmas! I love that Theo's face is identical in each photo!

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  9. Merry Christmas! Tissue paper was a big winner for our 10 month old, he never got to what was underneath it! Thanks for writing Grace, I know you keep me sane with your tales kinship through motherhood! xo

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  10. Oh Grace, your writing always make me laugh! Merry Christmas to you all!

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  11. Actually I am currently hoping that you NEVER send out tangible cards because then you might have less time to blog and I am not ok with that! Further one mom just told me the other day that thier family's christmas tradition is hooter's wings ever christmas eve! Heck if it's tradition you can't do anything else!

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  12. Grace, your writing literally cracks me up like the fourth of july. You have a gift!

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  13. grace, your hair is looking magical up there.

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  14. Merry Christmas Patton Family!! :)

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  15. Love the pics! Hope y'all had a great Christmas

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  16. You all look so great! Hope you had wonderful holidays!

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