12.25.2009

The 25th of December ...


I cannot believe I am doing this ... documenting a traditional family event ... on my blog. I don't think that has ever happened. I am not sure how I feel about it. But I am positive how you feel about it. You love it. And have been waiting for this moment all of your life.

Prepare yourselves for a Thornley Christmas. :)

Most of our festivities occur on Christmas Eve. We generally eat some grub ...


Here I am after dinner. You may wonder why I am pictured here with a knife. So, I will tell you. I made up a really awesome song about that knife. It went something along the lines of, "I'm a great big knife." My little sister particularly loved the song.

Between dinner and the next activities, I paid my nephews 10 bucks each if they would be willing to take any pictures I wanted {they normally give us such a hassle to take pictures ... They run away, hide their faces, pull faces, you name it ... they do it so cute pictures cannot be taken}. I was pretty happy with how the photos turned out.




P.S. Have I mentioned I love kissing his guts out of him??


I then went around pestering others too ...

Sisters. We matched. Cute.

We called each other up right before the party and asked, "What are you wearing?" so we could match. Okay, lie. We both showed up in a red sweater, white undershirt, and a red flower in the hair. It was kind of like showing up at prom wearing the same formal as another girl.

This is my brother and sister-in-law. My brother really cannot get sick {not as in it isn't possible for him to, rather: if he gets sick, it's super, super, super, super bad. Liiike, potentially deathly bad}. Sooo, they had to wear these face masks all night so they could be part of the family on Christmas Eve. Kinda comical. Kinda sad. Whatev. Such is the life in the Thornley family. :)


I did steal my brother away from the sickies for a minute so we could take a super cute photo without the face mask. I heart the way it turned out.


After I annoyed everyone with the camera {there are like four million more photos taken that I am not posting, feel free to thank me for sparing you}, we played some games. My little sister made up a Jeopardy game. I did this ...


{Ignore the fact that I look like I am with child ... I am not. Promise. Go look at the other pictures where my shirt is not billowing out.} Pictionary. I had awesome Christmas things that people had to draw like, Ralphie from A Christmas Story, Jubilee, and Mom didn't put up Christmas decorations this year {yes, someone actually drew that and another someone actually successfully guessed it}. Needlessly to say, no one was able to guess Jubilee.

My little nephew also came up with a game ... It was Charades where he acted out every action. He prepared a ton for it ... He had four pages of things he could act out. He was a little bummed when we only did like 15. :)


The night ended with a treat. I was super excited until I saw it.

Naturally, there was only one thing to do ... I had to throw it to the ground!


I wasn't going to be part of its system!


Merry Christmas to the ground!!! {100 gold stars if all this "throwing it to the ground" "won't be part of your system" and "Merry Christmas to the ground" talk makes sense to you ... Hint: SNL}.

So, Christmas Eve ended.


But no fear, we all returned for Christmas day. And don't worry, they were still lovin' their face masks ...

Below is possibly one of the best Christmas photos ever ..
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This next photo is a present I got, wrapped by my big sister {the blonde gal you've been seeing photos of}. The wrapping was so stinkin' adorable I almost didn't want to open it. Seriously. How adorable is it!


Then, because I am the best aunt ever I got this dude the best Christmas present ever ... He is obsessed with the Diary of Wimpy Kid books {ever read them? If not, you simply must}. He has all the books so I found the only paraphernalia that exists. P.S. Look at those dimples!!

Then, to ruin my life once again ... I realized my sister was wearing a pajama top that has a ...


deer on it. Seriously. Deer are everywhere I go!! The only thing this deer had going for it that most do not is that it had sparklies on it. I really do like sparklies, quite a lot.


After presents we ate more grub {funny how we always do that}. It was then nap time ... And later on in the evening it was time for one of my favorite family traditions ... We go out and find an open restaurant to eat at! Usually it is a Chinese restaurant {since they are generally the only ones open. It is an experience very much like unto the one Ralphie and his family experiences in A Christmas Story}, and here we are ...

And while speaking of A Christmas Story ... On our way home from the Chinese restaurant we stumbled across this:



Can you say fra-gi-le? P.S. This was one of two sexy-leg lamps in this house. The had one displayed in the side window, and another displayed in the front window. Classy.

Anyway, that was my Christmas. It was fabulous. I hope yours was too. :) Oh, and give yourself 100 gold stars if you read this entire post.

13 comments:

Mike said...

So jealous of those leg lamps...

Chance said...

+100

Meg said...

That would be another 100 stars for me. Your family appears to be just as much fun as you are. :-)

Mellie said...

Oh Mindy, your reference to the amazingly funny snl video really made me laugh so hard! Because you're an adult right? Your dad's not a phone!!!!

Avree said...

I want your red cardigan and headband outfit...a lot.

I'm glad you had such a great Christmas!

Allison and Josh said...

Mindy, I want my 100 gold stars!!! :) Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas! I loved your pictures and post and all the references to A Christmas Story....That has been my Christmas favorite for years!! Show mommy how the piggies eat!!

I Am Great, I Contain Multitudes said...

200 foe me please,I love that SNL skit and I read the entire blog. I would have been an more shocking read if you threw your sister on the ground. I don't understand your aversion to deer, although now I see why you loved the deer hunting game so much.

emily said...

Love your sweater, love this post, love hearing about your family!

Kristin said...

Man this ain't my dad- this is a cell phone! My dad's not a phone! Happy birthday to the ground! Also I read to the end of the post for sure. How could I not when you're freaking hillarious. Love the insight into the Thornley mind provided here.

Allred Mom said...

Yea! I get a 100 more stars from Mindy...it must be around Christmas...or maybe they are New Years stars! Looks like a fun Christmas!

whitneybb said...

I love seeing all the family. It has been a while. You look great in red by the way! Way to be an adult..we watched that skit over and over this Christmas it is awesome!

DeeAura said...

100 stars to meeeeee!!! I didn't even know I'd get THAT kind of reward around here. :) * sigh * I love Christmas. :)

Lissa Clair said...

i saw the throw it to the ground video a few weeks ago and i am so thankful you just brought it to the forefront of my memory. hahaha.

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