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22 December 2010

The One Where We Drink Egg Nog & Wrap Up All The Presents

A few nights ago, one of my dear hearts & I spent our evening drinking homemade egg nog and wrapping up some of our Christmas presents. It was wonderful!

Christmas movies playing in the background, bourbony nog in our bellies (Ryan has mastered the recipe), and lots of pretty paper, ribbons and gift tags all around.

the wrapping & egg nog shindig

Here you can spy a few of Gretchen's gifts... mostly books (including Olivia Saves the Circus, Star Wars ABC and Boo Hoo Bird), her cute little jammies (Joe Fresh) and her jingle bells (Michaels).

the wrapping & egg nog shindig

As of late, she's been absolutely enamoured with bells. She grabs them all down from our tree, shakes them vigorously and sings Jingle Bells at the top of her lungs. She's quite the little songstress -- this and the alphabet song are among her favourites. I also sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas while we brush her teeth so that she's distracted enough for me to get all the raisin gook out of her molars.

the wrapping & egg nog shindig

In that glass? The tastiest nog. Click back to this post for the recipe! Also pictured here are some of the cute gift tags I was talking about... more too come.

the wrapping & egg nog shindig

These kept us highly sugared all evening long, and well into the next day. This is probably the only time I've had red food dye in the house all year... but after a bit of bourbon in your belly, you get a little wild. And by wild, I mean snacky.

the wrapping & egg nog shindig

I love wrapping up gifts for my little girl! I can just imagine her excitement on Christmas morning. Last year she was completely thrilled, but THIS time around, she's really starting to understand the feelings that come with seeing wrapped up gifts under the tree. I can't wait!

the wrapping & egg nog shindig

Hurray, for a lovely collection of gifts for the babe (and for daddio). I still have a few more to wrap (and one gift that might be too big to wrap, but I'll do my best) and several which actually haven't come in the mail yet. Uh oh.

Have you finished all of your wrapping and gift buying/making? Will anyone be hitting the shops tomorrow/Christmas eve? The boy & I managed to do a little more errand running this afternoon, but downtown actually wasn't as busy as I'd imagined. It was quite nice actually. And we got to have a little lunch date together, which doesn't happen so often.

I hope that you're all in relaxation mode for the holidays and that you're not letting any of those stresses seep in. Enjoy the moments, mes amis. Hot cocoa, Bailey's in your coffee, soft blankets, warm fires, tasty treats and kind words. Take care!


If you're wondering where I found all those delightful FREE printable tags, check out my post over at Mom Spark! So simple & they look fantastic, if I do say so myself.

Happy Wednesday! Peace!