|Daddy, Moma, Charlie, & Keech's stockings. Hers is tiny b/c we're going to let her choose her own next year, and her little one will go in her bedroom every year.|
|Our tree :) And all the wrapped gifts. It's alligator skin wrapping paper btw. Lime green & Fusia, with plum purple ribbon & bows. Green and red aren't the only festive colors :)|
Oh and "Red Phase" explanation. When Joe's company picks up a new cycle, or a new basic training class, the first 2 weeks of the cycle are called Red Phase. This consists of 7 day work weeks, and he doesn't get home from work until 8 or 9 o'clock at night, sometimes as late as midnight, and goes in at about 4am every morning. Then when Red Phase is over, it's back to 6 day work weeks and coming home between 5 and 7 o'clock, and goes in at about 5am. It's not a huge difference, but he doesn't get those Sundays off to kinda relax and recharge. It's also our "date" day. So Red Phase kinda sucks, and it kinda gets in the way of family things, but it's worth it.
PS My mom just informed me that she is a closet Gossip Girl fan. She says she's rooting for Blair and Chuck. WTF? I don't even know what she's talking about, but I laughed so hard I almost wet my pants. If you knew my mom, you'd understand why this is so funny.