bernie and i love christmas.
the white lights.
(though he would say multi-color lights, we clearly all know that white are prettier.)
the time with the family.
all of it.
so, even though we were out of town for 2 weeks, and technically celebrated christmas in california, we still fully decorated our house as well.
when i was uploading the pictures from California, i thought it would be fun to include the ones i took while we decorated.
until i saw them.
i took about 10.
these are the best of them.
if you define "best" as not blurry, with no other standards.
at this point, they hadn't received them.
so here is a 2012 picture of anth putting up a 2011 ornament.
you can tell what a great post this is already.
you are welcome.
bernie picked out the boys' ornaments this year.
typically, they are based on their current favorite characters.
(FYI - no Diego from Ice Age was available. we tried.)
anth got a Thor ornament.
and benny got a Lion-O.
bern even got me a 10-year-anniversary one.
because he is all wholesome and stuff.
this is benny with an older Buzz ornament.
the boys hung these.
i don't know if they intended to make it look like Wolverine was sneaking up on an unsuspecting Christopher Robin.
but i would say this is an unfair match-up.
the boys are ganging up on mommy's obnoxious collection of classic Winnie the Pooh ornaments.
this is the only photo i manged to get of both boys smiling.
(if you ignore the gum in benny's mouth, this is a fairly decent shot.)
mainly because the other photos look like this.
(clearly, benny knew what a miserable job i was doing.)
oh, and this.
(but thanks for trying to fake it anyway, ben. you're a champ.)
(anth didn't even try.)
here's to me getting this one right in 2013.