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As promised, here's a post with some Christmas decoration pictures.  It's really a shame we only get to do this once a year.

Michael looks like he's having a serious heart-to-heart with the big man.  I mean Santa, of course. 

On (very) rare occasions, I like to make homemade bread.  My annual Christmas swap with college girlfriends gave me a great excuse to take the time to do it this year.  Toasted with a slathering of butter on top, or dipped in olive oil and balsamic...yum. 

Ella was teasing me with a toy full of water this morning.  Gladly the spill missed my camera, but hit me all the same.  She was giggling about it for a full five minutes. 

The kids didn't seem to mind the 30-something temperatures we had all day today.  Wonder what they were talking about out there by themselves.