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25 Dec, 2013

Christmas 2013, one hour at a time

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Challenge me, challenge you

Merry Christmas!

Just for the record, the eldest woke up the earliest today. The rest of us are pretty tired. Piper has been very confuzzled.

8:00 a.m. – the stockings are already unwrapped, and we await company.

8:00 #hourlyphoto - Piper is watching us unwrap our stockings.

9:00 a.m. – THE UNWRAPPING

9:00 #hourlyphoto The Unwrapping.

10:00 a.m. – brunch in the making

10:00 #hourlyphoto - Making breakfast

11:00 a.m. – toy testing

11:00 #hourlyphoto - trying out some stuff!

12 noon – the turkey is going in

12:00 #hourlyphoto - the turkey is in!

1:00 p.m. – Piper wanted to show me the toy she got for Christmas

1:00 #hourlyphoto Piper happened to be walking by with her new toy.

2:00 p.m. – Ongoing food prep

2:00 #hourlyphoto - food prep is ongoing

3:00 p.m. – a short break, with beer

3:00 #hourlyphoto - A beer amid the Christmas mess. And video games.

4:00 p.m. – Self-portrait with potato

4:00 pm #hourlyphoto - Self portrait with potato.

5:00 p.m.- Getting ready for dinner!

5:00 pm #hourlyphoto Getting ready for dinner!

6:00 p.m. – IS THE TURKEY READY YET?!!

6:00 pm #hourlyphoto - IS THE TURKEY DONE YET?!?

7:00 p.m. Part of dessert, which was molten chocolate lava cakes. Yummy!

7:00 on #hourlyphoto - part of dessert. I love this stuff.

8:00 p.m. – The contents of our Christmas crackers. Very fun!

8:00 p.m #hourlyphoto - the contents of our Christmas crackers. :)

9:00 p.m. – Last one! Enjoying our gifts while watching Miracle on 34th Street.

9:00 pm #hourlyphoto - Last one! Watching a movie and enjoying our gifts. Merry Christmas!


2 Responses to "Christmas 2013, one hour at a time"

1 | Coffee with Julie

December 25th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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Merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous gang! It’s been waaayy too long since I got me some ‘Andrea time’ … so we must do so in the New Year! :) xo

2 | Javamom

December 25th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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That beer looks lovely and like a great idea! …may be time for me to have some white wine while the rest of the gang is out shoveling. :)

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