Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas. Very tasty ham and all the traditional sides for our family - sweet potato casserole (recipe from a friend of mine), yankee stuffing, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, scalloped corn, crescent rolls ... then a pecan pie made by LabKat (very tasty) and a chocolate pie from Red, Hot and Blue. Yummy!

We started opening gifts about 7 a.m. *yawn* The kids had a great time. Santa separates each child's gifts into a pile and they know what is theirs by their stockings. Each kiddo got a new backpack and the each of the boys got Xbox games. They had about five to 10 gifts each from Santa, so they were pretty good. I didn't buy a bunch of stuff for each of them like I have tended to do in the past. I just got each of them what they asked for, which wasn't much. They got lots of other stuff from friends and family, too. All in all- a great holiday for them. Stinkerbelle got lots of Blue's Clues stuff. Hot Rod got lots of GI Joe and army guys and Boo got lots of Sonic the Hedgehog and Yugioh. I got the Lord of the Rings extended version DVD trilogy that I asked for as well as a couple of CDs, The Sir Gawain book I wanted, some cologne that I needed and a toaster oven, among a few other things. Army of Dad got some new binoculars, a knife and a big pot to make spaghetti sauce. He got the boys a little 22 rifle, too. So, they'll be going to the range some and learning how to shoot. Should be good for them.

My parents were here for Christmas Eve and this morning. LabKat and JS had dinner with us. She gave me a tremendously generous giftcard to Barnes and Noble. I feel sort of bad. I gave her a little killer whale and ladybug blown glass thingees and a framed picture of her and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). It was nice to have them here. We enjoy having people over for the holidays.

Hot Rod shows off his Army Ranger.

Little Bit with one of her many Blue's Clues toys.

Boo is surrounded by toys.

Granny and Papa help Little Bit get her Barbie mobile vet minivan out of the box. Funny that Barbie isn't the vet. It is being manned by a University of Florida cheerleader barbie doll.

We thought this one almost looks like an NRA ad.


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