Friday, January 9, 2009

The Easiest Holiday Clean-Up. Pretty Much Ever.

My secret to easy holiday clean-up? Don't host.

This year we went to my parents' home in south Florida. In the morning we opened gifts with immediate family and in the afternoon we trekked (a whole quarter mile) to (my) grandma and grandpa's for more presents and dinner. Everyone was in great holiday spirits, but especially Hubs and me because Ms. Izzie was herself again.

Christmas eve was spent debating whether to take her to the emergency pet hospital. (We think) she ate cigarette butts at the park and, as a result, was acting seriously whacky. Like walking into walls, limping, and twitching. It was awful. I called the animal hospital a few times, but there was a long wait and the 'holiday emergency fee' was $200 up front. It was a tough choice, but my dad (who is a doctor and repeatedly examined Ms. Izzie) talked me out of the trip. I thanked him in the morning.

Me: Thanks for saving me a buttload of money, Dad.
You were right, she just needed time to get whatever it was out of her system.

Dad: This would be a very different conversation if you woke up with a dead dog in your bed.

Me: Merry Christmas to you too.

So, what was my point? Oh, yeh. Don't host the holidays. It's totally not worth the mess. We didn't even put up a tree.

Pictures from christmas morning:


12 comments:

Casey said...

YEAH! My favorite kind of post! TONS O PICTURES TO ADD TO MY SLIDESHOW BACKDROP!

Young Momma said...

Cute pictures!! I'm glad you didn't have clean up, cause I know we sure did!!! You look like you had an awesome Christmas though! I love the last pic of who is to be added! :)

JennaDee said...

The boys are so cute and getting so big! I would still love to meet them both before they both turn 18!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Great pictures! Your captions on that last one cracked me up!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah! Great captions. And I love the matching PJ bottoms!!!!!

alanna rose said...

I love that your son wore a pirate shirt to open Christmas presents :)

anymommy said...

They could not be any cuter. Also, I love your Dad's sense of humor, but thank goodness you didn't wake up with a dead dog in your bed!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Luckily you have a doctor for a dad! I totally would have blown the 200 bucks!

Ok your entire family is really adorable...we could never pull that level of coordination off with either side of our fam!

Ali said...

I'm so glad Izzie is feeling better and I love those pictures--esp. the last one!

Heinous said...

Great pictures. I duck the hosting thing too. That's work, I don't like to work over holidays.

barelyknittogether said...

This is GREAT. My four year old has that same skull shirt - love it! The one year I didn't put up a tree, though, it felt so sad I resolved I would from then on. Besides, it masks the smell of cheerios emanating from the couch cushions.

motherbumper said...

What fantastic photos - your boys are adorable (and I really love the skull shirt).

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