saturday december 18th served as pre-christmas this year. why not celebrate when three siblings and their significant others are together in warm, tempe arizona? there were plenty of presents to go around, as well as carrot cake for all.
even paul (the dog) got a new beaver toy, which already is missing a section of tail and sprouts of white fluff are springing forth from its neck.
we were bestowed with some wonderfully unique smelling candles, our first porcelain goose head, some funny books which will probably be subject to future blog posts, and the bible--aka the new best recipes cookbook from cook's illustrated. we still believe in the king james version, as far as it is translated correctly.
our merry pre-christmas only got us more excited for the real christmas that is soon upon us! two more "eves" to go!