Saturday, January 1, 2011


We celebrated Christmas right her in California this year. We were really lucky to have my parents come out and join us!

It was a great trip with:
-Lots of "tak-go"s from Maddy
-Matching Santa jammies for the girls opened on Xmas Eve

-Traditional chocolate covered cherries for Dennis
-Lots of personalized gifts (a sequel to the "Franks and Andrea-Lady" book Dennis wrote for me back in college, a great print of the girls made by this artist, a "Property of Katolin Girls" shirt for Dennis, photo calendars, little quilts for the girls)

-A new Kindle for me
-Dennis's specialty omelets for breakfast
-Ham and Rum Cake for dinner
-A scooter that was forgotten in the garage as a last surprise gift (I really did forget)

-Just enough presents (E was hoping the night before that she would get two!)

-Cookie making (and tasting!)
-The street fair on Christmas Eve-Eve

-Fire on the beach on Boxing day
-A new elephant named "ppphhhhfffftttt" (my translation of an elephant sound)
-Our rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Jesus

We hope you and your family had a great Christmas too!


*plum*tree*studio* said...

such a sweet christmas! i love the pjs that your girls got!! so very cute! that etsy shop you got the print from is super cute!! i'm a "little" addicted to etsy art! i come out next wednesday for willow's birth!! yay!! hopefully i'll be able to see you while i'm there! happy new year!

KatolinFamily said...

I love etsy art too! I can get lost in that site. Can't wait to see you next week! :)