December 27, 2008

Christmas Is Leaving

It's hard to know what to say after Christmas. I no longer feel the acute sense of disappointment I felt as a child, but it is a strange feeling even now to have the day you've looked forward to for weeks is over - just like that - and to go back to normal life.

I got a lot of lovely things - thanks to my parents and my darling little brother - and we had a fantastic breakfast of crepes, filled with bananas and strawberry syrup, thanks to Landen. We went to see Bedtime Stories which amused me to no end. And we had a shepherd's meal that evening of cheese fondue with many tasty things to dip into the fondue. It was a lovely day.

And two of my favorite gifts this year:

The cake platter from this set:

And this gym bag:

Although the bag is monogrammed. Of course.


  1. It's amazing how much build up we have until Christmas and then like that POOF it is done!! But I love the fact that it comes around again.

    I love the cake platter! I think I would love the whole set :)

    Merry Christmas Janssen!

  2. The best years are ahead of you when you have young children all excited and happy. You give them a plastic saw and they're all excited!

  3. darling pattern! It totally makes me want to bake a pretty cake to put on the platter.

  4. I'd really love some crepes.

    Those dishes are adorable!

    I totally agree with you, about how the build-up isn't as great as it once was. Maybe it will be more fun as a parent, to see how excited your children get about Christmas, so that is something to look forward to!

  5. how cute are those dishes!? wow!

    i so love reading your blog.

  6. can't wait to see a picture of a cake on that platter, it's adorable!


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