I don't mean for that to happen.
And this time, I have an excuse other than no WiFi:
It was the week before Christmas, and we were so busy.
Incidentally, MERRY CHRISTMAS, you epic, faithful followers you!
So I thought I'd do a sum up of what's been happening lately.
It was a really great Christmas build up, guys.
Let's see, we painted our freaking windows, because THAT'S what DeLallos DO.
But we put it off until like the week before Christmas, because everyone worked. And then we found out that we were going to have Midnight Mass at our house (since we're a mission parish, and we don't have an actual church, so we rent a building, and.... understandably, they wouldn't let us rent at midnight.) so we pretty much went, "The windows need to be painted before that." and we hustled off to buy window paint.
No one sells window paint anymore!!
Window markers are a big thing now. What even...?
So we got poster paint instead. Which was three dollars a pop, which I found to be a little excessive.
Anyway, Kat and I got this idea to do lyrics to a Christmas song that we'd recently discovered, and it turned out fabulously. (I mean, I think so. But I could be like... biased, or something.)
So day one, we did the base.
And day two we did the colors.
|Candlelight, Angel light, fire light, and star glow|
|Angels are singing|
We always pick the really cold days to get down and dirty with the windows.....
Because we're weird, we like to procrastinate with baking and cooking, until the last minute. And we hadn't really decorated this year at all.
SO CHRISTMAS EVE ROLLED AROUND.
And Kat and I went into overdrive. We came over to the main house, and we got bizay. (kudos if you get that reference.)
I started by taking fabulous pictures, and instagraming them, because.... social media.
Blasting Christmas music, and singing lustily, we crammed in all the Christmas baking. All. Of. It.
|"See what I DID!?"|
I MADE LITTLE CAR SUGAR COOKIES FOR OUR MECHANIC.
We didn't have car cookie cutters.
I did it, by hand.
I'm awesome that way. You may applaud.
We promptly turned our attention to cleaning the whole house to welcome Baby Jesus. (Also because we were having Midnight Mass, and we wanted the house clean.)
We then finished all the extra decorating, rolled out the homemade gnocchi, and rehearsed the sung Mass we were supposed to be practicing.
I drew a thing.
I read aloud The Christmas Miracle of Jonothan Toomey. (that. BOOK. You must read it, it makes me cry.)
Midnight Mass was really pretty, even if there were some complications. Let's just say, I was expecting to go to bed by around two, and we didn't get to bed until three. Which is okay, I guess... we were up by six.
We just love Christmas morning so much!!
You want to talk organized chaos? We excel at organized chaos.
I got a SuperWhoLock shirt!! *flails* (I would show you a picture, but I didn't take one, because I was too busy being awesome with friends who came up to visit on the 26th.)
I also got Taylor Swift's 1989.
And a frikken '67 impala.
Which went along with SUPERNATURAL, SEASON EIGHT.
And this really cool quote from CS Lewis printed on a thing.
AND THE WHOLE RAVEN BOYS SERIES!!!!
Not to mention the small stuff, which is fun, but takes too long to talk about.
Anna sent Bella and me a package full of fun stuff like Supernatural season one. *screams*
And I got the coolest package from mein great friend Hannah Joy the Awesome. (the awesome is obligatory.)
It was stuffed full of the sweetest thoughtful pressies, sent from all the Knights of Camelot. NO SERIOUSLY, IT WAS, HANDS DOWN, PROBABLY MY FAVORITE PRESSIE THIS YEAR. LOOKIT.
If you had asked me when I started this blog, if I thought online friends were real friends, I would have scoffed and said something like, "People on the internet are creepy, so... no."
But now, I'm all in for the ONLINE FRIENDS ARE REAL FRIENDS TOO!
In the words of Syndrome, "I'm still geeking out about it!" *le sigh*
That jar in the bottom right hand corner of the above picture, was full of these quotes for if I get discouraged. I cried, and it was fabulous.
It was seriously one of the best Christmases.
I love Christmas.
I got Amy this rubber head that you can use for boxing. It's an epic rubber head, that you can kick and punch, and it's the best.
It's Amy's new best friend.
I'm going to try to post more, because I miss blogging on a regular basis.
How was your Christmas, people!? TELL ME!!!
God bless, and goodbye!