Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life...but I Won't Help Ya Down

Christmas movies...I love them!  SuperDad loves them too...but only from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day.  That's one of our traditions...Christmas movies are watched ONLY during the month of December!  It's kind of a big deal!

We do however keep the spirit of Christmas alive throughout the year by using beloved quotes, quips, and moments from our favorite Christmas films. 

Here are just a few...

From Elf...the shaking of the Etch-a-Sketch-Used when you make special plans only to have them dismissed and you are deeply hurt but must act like it's no big deal.

From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer..."This is man's work!"  Must be said in a deep voice while striking the Superman "fists on hips" pose. 

From A Christmas Story..."You used all the glue...ON...PURPOSE!"  (Glue can be replaced with any item your loved one used up ON PURPOSE).

From It's a Wonderful Life..."Help Ya Down?!?!"  Used when loved ones are asking you to do something they are completely capable of doing on their own.
For example: ABC 1, "WonderMom, can you grab a Dr. Pepper out of the fridge for me?"
WonderMom, "Help Ya Down?!?!"
ABC 1, "Okay, I'll get it."

Christmas movies can bring joy to the stressful situations in life.  Trust me...the tire is easier to change if you laugh about it first!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How lovely are your branches...

Our tree is up, lit, and decorated!  It warms my heart!  It's absolutely perfect!

Even though my Amazing Boy Children are growing up, they still look forward to that magical moment when we open up the green plastic storage boxes filled with ornaments.

Our tree will never be on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens or take someone's breath away as they enter our family room.  It's not color coordinated, or filled with exquisite ornaments, quite's an accurate reflection of our life...imperfect and joyful!

Our tree proudly displays EVERY ornament ever crafted by my Amazing Boy Children,  a red velvet bear playing a golden lute (hey, he's happy...hideous...but happy), a hand painted "First Christmas" ornament from my grandmother, Yoda, Spiderman, The Mystery Machine, angels, snowflakes, glittery footballs, special teacher ornaments from students that are now married with families of their own...

Like I said, our tree is absolutely perfect!