Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas 2015! 
Our Christmas day began at 7:00 a.m. 
(not counting that 3:20 a.m. episode).
The Little Nies couldn't wait one more
 millisecond to see if the big man had come.
When Mr. Nielson and I got up, he started a fire,
and I picked up little Lottie. 
We then walked into the living room to find the
 Little Nies waiting at the top of the stairs in the guest room, 
eager to be let loose.
When it was time, they flew down the stairs to the living room.
Santa had left them a room full of magic (and balloons!).
One of Clane's gifts was attached to a string
leading them throughout the house. 
It led them through the kitchen, the pantry, the dining room, and out the door.
The girls held tight to the string gigging the whole time.
The string ended on our front porch, where a wooden box 
lay covered in thick snow.
Inside the box was a mini fairy village. 
 I spent most of Christmas Eve setting it up in the dark while the
snow piled around me, freezing my fingers. Totally worth it.

We made breakfast when things settled down, 
and it got lighter outside.
Christmas breakfast is a big deal in our Hygge home!  
We made traditional Danish Ebelskivers smothered with Nutella,
fruit, whipped cream, butter, jams, 
pumpkin caramel, and Vermont maple syrup.

One of Oliver's Christmas gifts was football pads. 
 He put them on and didn't take them off most of the day.
Seriously. We have to wake him up at night to help him rip those babies
 off him since he falls asleep with them every night.
so we could watch the Star Wars Marathon.  
We moved them out for Christmas Day, but later that evening, we
moved them back into the living room so the Little Nies could
continue their movie marathon and sleep under the tree.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

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