Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Christmas 2018

Confessions of the Chromosomally Enhanced (CCE) is our online family photo album/scrapbook/biography.  December 2018 has been a busy month (as Decembers with children always are) full of many photo ops.  So please forgive the brevity of the written portion of this post, as Christmas 2018 will likely require at least 2 additional posts.  So let's get this photo party started: 
 We made the customary pilgrimage to the mall in Christmas attire to complete the annual cattle-call-rite-of-passage-of-every-well-adjusted-childhood: a visit with Santa.
 Merryn took it upon herself to write a collective note to Santa.  That "Get it done" stationary she chose was a nice touch.  Subtle.
My precious little angels posed for photos in line while we waited.
 Waiting in long, boring lines is no problem for these perpetually patient, perfectly-behaved little darlings of mine.  It would never occur to one of MY children to attempt to scale a wall and plunge into the mall Christmas display below.  No, not with Santa's watchful eye just a few feet away...
 For the love of coal, Biddy: get down!!!

  I nearly had to take out a second mortgage to pay for one measly 5x7 print!  Santa looks like he's seen jollier days.  Maybe next time I'll bring him some eggnog with extra rum and we'll see if we can get him to look a little less miserable.
Of course the children had to ride the North Pole Express.  Aunt Leanne won the award for the most enthusiastic conductor.  
We took a few individual portraits by the tree.  Matching Christmas dresses slipped my mind, as Mama Hop always made that purchase in the past.

 But we did manage to squeak out a Christmas card this year, thanks to inspiration that came in the form of an adorable gift from a beloved friend, Theresa: personally embroidered aprons.  She's so talented and such a thoughtful gift-giver.
If you look closely, there's a special tribute to Mama Hop in the photo.  The glass holding Leanne's egg nog was made by Mama Hop.  I have several sets of beautiful goblets that Mama Hop decorated with beads and wire.  I will cherish them always.

Stay tuned for more as Christmas 2010 in photos continues...


  1. Great pictures! I love the one with Biddy going over the wall!! Ahh, parenthood. :)

  2. such a shame you had a grumpy Santa.