Merry Christmas 2013

Team Stimey Christmas CardAs I type, my kids lie in their beds, luxuriating in the glow of one of our best Christmas Eves ever. They’ve left notes for Santa and cans of cat food with a request that he put one in each of the kitten’s socks that hang by the fireplace.

"Santa, Do you have a cat? What is its name? Is it naughty or nice? Jack."

“Santa, Do you have a cat? What is its name? Is it naughty or nice? Jack.”

"You're like a cat, fat and lounging. Cats do that on the mat to look at the cookies like their snoogies. Thanks for the presents. Happy cat-mouse! Sincerely, a poem by Meow [last name]"

From Quinn: “You’re like a cat, fat and lounging. Cats do that on the mat to look at the cookies like their snoogies. Thanks for the presents. Happy cat-mouse! Sincerely, a poem by Meow [last name]”

Sam wrote one too, but he didn’t want it photographed. Sam is not earnestly trying to fall asleep, as the other two are. Sam is lying awake, excited to be Santa’s helper once his brothers are down for the count.

Team Stimey in pajamas reading The Night Before Christmas

Also, hours later, this happened:

Facebook post: "Poor Quinn has the hardest time falling asleep on Christmas Eve so I sometimes lie with him and tell him stories about cats until he drifts off. Just now he said, "This is the best kind of present." I love this kid. // He also cried  a little because he thought he could only snuggle with me until he's 18, which means only ten more years. I told him I'd snuggle with him until he was 60 if he'd let me."

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful holiday. If you celebrate Christmas, but have a hard time with the holiday, know that I am sending my love to you and hoping that it goes as well as it can today.

If you don’t celebrate Christmas, enjoy your movie. We went to see The Hobbit twice already. It’s awesome and I suggest you go see it. You might want to close your eyes when the dwarves travel through Mirkwood though.

Thank you for the gift of your support and friendship this year. I hope I give it back to you in as much quantity as you give it to me.

I love you all.

Love from behind

19 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2013

  1. Happy Christmas to you all!

    I LOVE the letters to Santa. Your boys are just gorgeous!

    Our day is about to start so I must dash off to help Santa do some deliveries, before the whole household wakes up.

    Have a fantastic one xxx

  2. Much love to all in Stimeyland, including the cats, gerblets and Algernon’s Army! The letters to Santa are mind-blowingly cool! Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank YOU for bringing smiles and laughter (that’s okay right???…tee hee) to my world. Merry Christmas to you and all your boys/men and all the best for a wonderful 2014!!!

    D <3

  4. Love and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. By the way, B is wearing the same pjs as Sam and said, “cool” when I showed him.

  5. I added to third grade as well as the fourth and fifth grade posts in addition to publishing the middle school chapter. I delayed posting until after Christmas this week.

  6. Merry Christmas team Stimey. Thank you for all of your help and support, both through answering email messages and through the years of archives. I have found so many hints and clues for helping my little guy navigate the world and I appreciate it more than I can ever say.

    Wishing you all a happy, healthy 2014.

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