Monday, December 26, 2011


I cannot remember~e.v.e.r ~missing a day after Christmas sale. I am normally out of the house early in the morning. But today I sat in my pajamas and robe typing away at the computer. I was exhausted and don't want to get off of my butt. I feel good today which is great! I keep thinking I should go but then I remind myself that I still have many years worth of Christmas supplies. (cards, paper, tissue, ribbon, bows, bags & tags)

Christmas Day was perfect. We started around two and ended around midnight. I worked my little (not really) butt off. Everyone was happy and thrilled with their gifts. Another Christmas to be recorded in the books. Well not really but it's here for you to read! I had this idea on Christmas Eve while I baked goodies for 8 hours so here is what came to mind:

"'Twas The Night Before Christmas"

By Clement Clarke Moore
(changed by Debby)

'Twas the day before Christmas, when all through my house
One creature was stirring and there better not be a mouse!
The stockings were not hung by the chimney with care,
I didn't even have time to run a comb through my hair;

Somewhere my children were still nestled snug in their beds,
While visions of spritz cookies danced in their heads;
I was still in pajamas, no time for a nap,
I was certainly ready for a winter's nightcap!

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the kitchen to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash, (not)

The sun was still shinning on the mountains of snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to cars down below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
Skye with her tennis ball, and my husband so dear,

There were balls to be chased, and pruning to do,
Me drinking some coffee, needed help to get me through,
Rocky Road candy and Alton's White Trash,
But oh how the dishes piled up so fast,

Back in the kitchen, had more batches to bake,
I wondered if I would ever shower or get to that cake,
Started my day with burning the butter,
There were some very choice words that I did muttered,

I dragged myself to the shower, got clean as a whistle,
And away to my office, I shot like a mistle,(toe)
But I had to exclaim, I'm all done for the night,
It's now time for me to watch "It's a Wonderful Life!"

So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night,
I can't wait for Christmas with our faces so bright,
We will open our presents and share in the joy,
I know Skye can not wait to see a new toy!

Debby Pucci

Okay, here are some pictures from our Christmas Day and all the treats that I baked. First and foremost Mark watched It's a Wonderful Life with me :) Skye laid between us on the sofa on Christmas Eve. Mark also helped with some dishes when I baked and with the Hoska.

Started with treats to eat, opened gifts for 3 hours, ate our pizza dinner, worked on gingerbread houses (ran out of time), and danced the evening away with Michael Jackson. (not me!!) Clean, clean and clean some more! (of course my day started at 8am getting things ready for the 2pm party!)

Christmas for us is "go all out", each year is better then the last! All the goodies I baked were fabulous but you know what, 3 batches would have been plenty. Never even got around to the Eli's peppermint cheesecake and Phil brought over a red velvet cheesecake that still sits unopened in the refrigerator!

Everyone had the best of time. Skye never stopped getting squeakers out of every toy and was exhausted by midnight! I finally got a Wii and now we can also stream Netflix! I got a Pandora Charm Bracelet and will be getting a Droid phone! It's about time I join in and actually have interenet on my phone. Not to mention that I am tired of texting with the abc,def way! Also got so many other fun gifts and a very generous check from my father.

Sorry, I was a little long winded today. Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Finally finished my mini tree on Christmas morning. I also put out a few pieces from my Christmas bag collection. Would you believe me when I tell you that I have 7 bins that I did not put out this year!

If you missed the pictures of the house and tree that I posted on Christmas Day here they are!

Now it's time to enjoy the decorated house, eat the leftovers and relax with a glass of wine!

I think Phil had a nice time. (he works with Mark and his family is in the UK)
Also thanks to Headless Mom's Mom for mentioning the Alton Brown White Trash.


Renegades said...

Wow it looks like you went to a ton of work. Glad you had such a nice Christmas!

Deb said...

we tend to want to over do at the holidays....sometimes less is more...everything looks great...

Garden of Egan said...

It sounds like it was the perfect holiday.
I love the pictures of your treat table. YUM!

Garden of Egan said...

It sounds like it was the perfect holiday.
I love the pictures of your treat table. YUM!

Chatty Crone said...

Girl - you have more fun and go out more for Christmas then any one I know. I enjoy looking at it through your eyes.

And you were a good girl this year!

So glad you had a wonderful day.


Karen Mortensen said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. Wish I could have sampled some of your baking. The poem was so cute.

Cherie said...

Your treats and your tree and decor all look like alot of work that really paid off - beautiful!
I didn't make it out of the house this morning either. I set my alarm for 5 Am so I could go hit all the sales, but when the alarm went off I decided I'd rather sleep - hee hee - Maybe next year!

Emily said...

It looks like all your hard work paid off! What a fantastic celebration!

Caroline said...

Everything looks so wonderful !!! I didn't go out today I wanted to but a few days before Christmas so many rude people. I just didn't feel like going there and feeling bad at how some people choose to act or possible getting hurt just trying to get a good deal.
Maybe next year !!!

Just Be Real said...

Oh my gosh what pictures. What a busy life you lead Debby. I would not have the stamina to keep up. Blessings.

EmptyNester said...

I've got to get some of those slippers that dust the floor. Enough for everyone to have a pair so, when they come home, they are cleaning up after themselves! All of your pictures are so pretty! I love some of the angles you shot- very nice!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love your Christmas poem :). What an amazing day had. I'm loving your PJ's, Rick got me my cupcake ones but he bought them a size too big and I was swimming in them ... lol

I so want to come to your house, all those treats look awesome!!

Michelle said...

Hi Debby!

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

We did too. My most favorite gifts are the new couch, love seat and Kindle.

Here's hoping you have an awesome 2012!!
Is it 2012 already (well almost)?
Time sure does fly.

Together We Save said...

Your treats look so yummy!!

Joanne said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! The mall here the day after Christmas was insane. You did the smart thing.
Blessings, Joanne

secret agent woman said...

Wow that's a lot of cookies! Everything looks delicious.

countrynmore said...

Wow! No wonder why you were so tired on the 26th. You did a lot work there. I have been making a lot of pumpkin bread and there were a lot of requests for more Belgian waffles. Take care.

Holli Taylor said...

Love the poem...think maybe you should join me in making it a tradition? yummy, the goodies look great!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Debby... I love your poem! And I was exhausted just reading all you did! I don't blame you for not wanting to shop the next day. Sounds like you needed a little down time with that glass of wine! on to the new year!

Joyce said...

I think taking a day off from shopping is a good thing, especially when you have plenty for next year. You needed the down time. Your treats look fabulous-glad you had a fun day!

Katherine said...

Love your rendition! And slippers that dust? Genius! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

love your pictures and I think you and I changed places. I never went to the stores on boxing day. We did this year and loved it. You couldn't find a parking spot and it was shoulder to shoulder with people and amazingly we bought nothing but came home happy.
Hugs to you Debby.

Stacy said...

Oh my sweet goodness! I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at the pictures. ;)

CiCi said...

You said you go all out, and the photos show that you do. I have never ever baked that much for any holiday. Wow. I am happy for you that you did have some help and that you all enjoyed your Christmas together.

Kristin - The Goat said...

It sounds like you really had a great time - I can hear the happiness in your words :) I'm so glad for you. I didn't put up a tree at all this year and we hardly missed it. I won't do that again next year, as only once every four or five years I fail to get the tree up. It helps that we don't have any Christmas events at our home.

Brandy@YDK said...

all those treats are awesome!

Shandrea said...

LoL! Loved the revamp of "Night before Christmas" Glad you had a great Christmas. I hope your New Year is just as great ;O)

Laura said...

You are amazing!!! I have nothing else to say! The poem the wonderful gifts, the pictures! WOW!

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