Why tinsel is no longer welcome in the Belanger household…
(There is some debate as to who actually took the bite of the inedible gingerbread cookie ornament. So, to be fair, it might actually have been like this:
The tinsel was eventually fished from Ashley’s eye, but the ornament remained in disgrace for decades to follow. Here is the only photo I have of the ornament:
No, no– ignore how cute Charlotte is cuddling Rapunzel and how dazzling my mom looks in her greeny-yellow sweater. Focus on that bit of tinsel, please. It won an award, you know.
Every year since we were little, the five of us have drawn names for a Secret Santa gift exchange. Although I’d love to tell you that the following happened a long, long time ago, it actually happened just last week. And it wasn’t too surprising.
We wound up having to re-draw 4 times this year.
Every Christmas Eve. Including this one, probably.
Confidential to my giftee: I think you’re sweet and surprisingly un-cranky considering the amount of sleep you get.
Yes, my mother really put up a Thanksgiving tree :D
There is an ornament on this tree with a bite taken out of it. There is an ongoing argument between my sisters over who took that bite. I’ll let them hash that out amongst themselves when they see this on Facebook.