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.

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  • Reply chelon:) December 27, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    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!

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy December 27, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I love those dishes!

  • Reply Douglas Carl December 27, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    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!

  • Reply Jeanelle December 27, 2008 at 11:37 pm

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

  • Reply Lexiloo December 29, 2008 at 2:49 am

    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!

  • Reply hollyhs December 29, 2008 at 7:11 am

    how cute are those dishes!? wow!

    i so love reading your blog.

  • Reply please sir December 29, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Ohh lovely finds!

  • Reply hello, my name is amber. January 1, 2009 at 6:47 am

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

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