Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

Crumbled Wrapping Paper December 28, 2008

“The best Christmas of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.”

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Presenting: Christmas at the Jandts

 

The role of Santa is being played by Mr. Dennis Jandt. And a merry one was he! Especially after we gave him his new brandy glasses and a cognac to go in them. 😉

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And here we have the Mrs. Santa Jandt, played by Miss Cindy, modeling her new scarf made with loving care by yours truly. Soooooo attractive. (If I do say so myself.)

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The Bobbsey Twins, Faith and Jen,  in their new handmade (thank you very much, Cindy!) aprons and matching rubber gloves…. ready to take on the world, one cupcake at a time!

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Pause for a touching moment being father and son. (Cue dramatic, emotion charged music.)

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Apparently Santa thought even the puppies had been good this year.

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He must have had selective eyesight and witnessed only the sweet moments and thankfully ignored the running-around-the-living-room-with-mommy’s-wrapping-ribbon-in-our-wet-slobbery-mouths moments. Thank god for small favors, right Charlie?

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“Who are you supposed to be again?”

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He was supposed to be the guy cooperating with this whole picture taking montage.

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He won’t be getting the Oscar this Christmas, that’s for sure, unless there’s a category for Best Crazy Blue-eyed Wacko Job available. (We’ll speak to the committee and get back to you.)

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Never mind him, David. More camera time for us.

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The true star of this show, however, was Liam Micheal Butcher. The cowboy. picture-124picture-83

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“I was five and he was six

we rode on horses made of sticks

he wore black and I wore white

he would always win the fight, bang bang

he shot me down, bang bang

I hit the ground, bang bang

that awful sound, bang bang

my baby shot me down.”

 

These boots were made for walking. (Yes, we love Nancy Sinatra.)

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And of course, no cowboy would be complete without a lunch box advertising their illustrious status. Obviously.

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Our Christmas feast. The Jandt family Christmas feast tradition? Fondue. Delicious, scrumptious, easy peasy fondue. 

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After last years Christmas, I promptly ran out and bought the first retro, all original, olive green fondue pot, circa 1970, that I could find for 5 bucks at the Goodwill. And this year, I got the chance to break that baby in! Ah yeah. Love it. Love love love looooooooove it.

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All this present opening, cowboy rangling, fondue eating, history making, holiday celebrating makes an old gal pooped out. I know how you feel, Bonners. Wasn’t it a lovely day, though??

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