Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rachel's Christmas Top Ten List

My oh my! I can't believe I am just now posting about Christmas. It is almost New Years! I am behind this year...Maybe I can catch up in 2011 even if it's not a leap year. I decided to do a Top Ten List because if I tried to post about Christmas as a regular post it would be a million words long and who really wants to read that much about me? So here it goes... (and please imagine this in my best Dave Letterman impression)

      Number Ten: Going for a once a year doctor's appointment the day before Christmas Eve. (The OBGYN is always a much more pleasant experience when the office is decorated for a holiday. Just takes your mind right off the fact that you must get naked in front of people you really don't know all that well)

     Number Nine: Saving ALL Christmas shopping for the 23rd. The mall is such a wonderful, festive place to be that close to Christmas. Also to make it an even nicer experience, drag children that you are having to shop for with you. Things like this are bound to happen...

     Number Eight:  Having a sister who will stay up until 2:00 in the morning to wrap all of your presents.

     Number Seven: Putting up a tree the week of Christmas. That way when I leave it up through Epiphany I can honestly say...It's only been up for like three weeks. Who cares if it has turned brown and could possibly burn down my house?

     Number Six: Not having to teach Sunday School the day after Christmas. I love my Sunday School Kids and I love my co teacher BUT what a nice break!

     Number Five: An Awesome Christmas message. Speaking of the Sunday after Christmas...if you could have been in our joint worship service to witness the MOST awesome program. Our pastor did a pantomime (excuse me if that is not the right term) about Santa Claus giving his heart to Jesus and I can't even begin to tell you about it because my words would just NOT do it justice and I am rambling because I am still giddy just thinking about it! I give it a big two thumbs up!

     Number Four: Dinner on Christmas Eve at Chez Trezevant (AKA Anne and Daniel's) YUMMY. Enough said!

     Number Three: Our Children's 4:30 Christmas Eve Service. Let me just say.... The Arts With Patsy and Rachel was a huge success! It was a wonderful service with wonderful kids and wonderful parents and wonderful camels and I think it goes without saying wonderful teachers!

     Number Two: Watching my kids on Christmas morning. Gabe Baby's favorite part? Playing Santa. That boy loves to give out presents!

     Number One (number one-I have two Number Ones. Sue me): Taking all FIVE Squires' boys to see Nana in Newberry. I got so many "Look...that poor women has FIVE boys" looks on this trip that I quit telling people they weren't all mine and just enjoyed the sympathy.

     Number One (number two): Having the Squires boys get to see their 2 Grandmothers and their 2 Great Grandmothers and their aunts and their uncles and their cousins and their 2nd cousins and their ninth cousins once removed. We are so lucky and blessed!
Please note these photos are taken at Amy's with the stockings nicely hung and a fire crackling in the fireplace and a cocker spaniel curled up on the rug. Too bad that picture is crooked in the background.

We almost got all of the boys looking the same direction with GG! 

That sweet girl is Charles' cousin's little girl Aryn and her big brother Alex. It was so good to see them when we went to see Nana (Charles' grandmother) 
 I love this picture! Grannie Annie and her boys!
From my family to yours...Merry Christmas (a week late)


  1. Really loved it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! love, Aunt Jacque

  2. Your blog makes my day...I love it! PMS

  3. PS....Todd said "She's gonna scar that boy, posting his picture that way"...