Sunday, October 12, 2008

Not a Creature Was Stirring

Journaling says, "It is a Staley family tradition to see who can "fall asleep" the fastest on December 24th. Ever since I can remember, as our Christmas Eve festivities were nearing an end, my sisters and I would race to our rooms, put on pajamas, brush our teeth, and hop into bed. We knew it wouldn't be long before Mom and Dad came to check to see if we were sleeping. As soon as our heads hit our pillows, my sisters and I would have a snoring contest, trying to convince our parents that we were truly asleep so that Santa could come! Dad would always praise the loudest snorer as being the "goodest" girl and the one most ready for Santa's visit, and he would tickle us to try to wake us from our "slumber." We sisters grew older and are no longer at the Staley household for most Christmases, but our children will most definitely be subject to the same silly traditions we enjoyed growing up."

The fireplace and holly border are from Joys of the Season, and the stockings are from Christmas Cheer. The title is from Storybook and is cut at 1 1/4 inches.

A closer look at the detail in the fireplace:

Thanks for looking!


Anonymous said...

This one made me cry--
sorry! love, mom

The Bird Nest said...

If it makes you feel any better, our plans (as of now) are to be there this year! Noah will probably be pretty excited this year (but he won't really understand why) and Jonah will probably be so excited he won't know what to do with himself! He started singing Jingle Bells today. It's going to be a long holiday season for us.

Anonymous said...

We're counting on it!! Can't wait to see the boys on Christmas morning!! Should we send grandpa in to rile them up?? love, mom

Heather Bares said...

so cute!