I've decided to be all about the holidays all month long. Just get drunk off of Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey Christmas CD's, maybe don a holiday sweater. And hat. A flashing broach. Watch Elf and Scrooged, and bake things with colored sprinkles. Maybe it will seem a bit maniacal. What of it? I don't feel like capping the raging holiday spirit that's abrewin' this year. And I'm bringing all my people with me on this crazy all-out celebration.
On the second day of Christmas, we decorated the tree, took the holiday-card photo and made a holiday iPod playlist. Maya tolerated my Dave Matthews and Aaron Neville song selections. She even forbade Mina to fast forward Dave Matthews whispering loudly, "Mina, no. That's mami's man." I nodded. Then we moshed about the living room to No Doubt's Oi to the World. The children are down with the all-December holidayathon.
I couldn't get enough of these back lit photos of the girls. Finally they said, "Mami, we can't decorate this side of the tree any more."
Trying to get the holiday-card photo is always fun. The dogs were killing me though. They love to be cradled like the babies that they are, but couldn't they look a teeny more lively? Dang. They're lucky I didn't make them wear the Santa gear.
Wake up, puppies!
Now Lupe's eyeballin me. Maya glows though, doesn't she?
Here's the other beauty. (Hello? Carmen, over here.)
Here's the final cut for our 2007 card. Ah man, a shot to remember, huh? Today's my lucky day, again. It's my new daily grace. That and Happy Holidays Goddamnit!
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