There are little bits that I didn't get to add to it that I so wanted to, but I ran out of time...like the flower pots and the little bowls and the pictures, oh and the coffee table book of Elvis. Juli and I have this long running Elvis joke...it's not based on the fact that we're big fans or anything so mundane, it's based on a comment Juli made way back when we were...oh, 14 or 15, about Elvis living under her bed wearing a jelly donut costume (don't ask, it was a late night and definitely a "you had to be there" moment). Since that time it's just escalated into weird and sometimes obnoxious Elvis gifts...like the madly blinking mini Christmas tree decorated with glitter glued handmade Elvis ornaments, the 3D puzzle "Bust of Elvis" or the life size Elvis cutout wearing a Santa hat (that was the best, I stuck it in a corner of Juli's room and she didn't notice it right away, as she was in a hurry and was trying to change her clothes for something. Well, she whipped off her shirt, turned around and let out a scream that could be heard for miles and it was immediately followed by "THAT BITCH!" and a phone call to me filled with laughing vulgarities about how she thought some weird guy had gotten into her room. Obviously I won the Elvis war that year! Juli has won this year with the singing Elvis ornament that just won't shut up.)
Anyway, this holiday was splendid! Many grand gifts were given and received, family time spent, amazing food eaten (and still eating) and I even got the chance to head to Ocean Point in East Boothbay, Maine on Christmas Eve. Oh what a beautiful place...but I'll post about that and take you all on a little tour tomorrow!