Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Year of Fancy Boots

We celebrated a low-key, relaxed Christmas this year. We spent the morning at home, drinking eggnog and nibbling on cinnamon toast, and opening presents. Our best gifts to each other were . . . wait. Are you sure you can handle the excitement I'm about to lay down on your head? Better take a seat . . . Our best gifts to each other were footwear.

My husband needed a comfortable pair of shoes to wear at work; his others had become so agonizing that in a fit of pique he tore them off and hurled them into the trashcan. I was presented with a fashionable pair of warm winter boots. My teenager received short sparkly boots to wear with her jeans and impress all the boys, and my pre-teen was delighted to open a package containing a warm pair of clogs to replace the tattered pair she'd outgrown. The twins each received a pair of Ugg knock-offs.

We're an easy crowd to please.



Dinner last night: spaghetti and meatballs, green salad, corn, garlic toast

Exactly one year ago:

Exactly four years ago:




5 comments:

Michele said...

That's it?! You think you can knock off for two months and then return with a pithy post about BOOTS?!

Hope you and yours enjoyed a beautiful holiday and that 2013 is better than ever!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the boots. I don't have use for boots here in California but I do want some of those spring rain boots in a cute design.
Happy New Year....

Katherine said...

I gave my kids toothbrushes, towels, and pajamas. We're a fancy crowd (but maybe a little harder to please.)

Jill said...

Hey, I love boots. Great gifts!

traci's mixed bag said...

I think those are fabulous Christmas presents. Now the funny thing about the pink sparkly boots is I'm sure they will not impress boys lol Although, we girls like to think so.