The Eighth Day of Christmas
Can I just say that I love having a real fireplace? We had one in our last house, but it was just a square in the wall with no mantel or anything. I hung a shelf over it, but it just wasn't the same as having a real bona-fide brick fireplace like I have here. Love.
I also love my stockings. They were part of the Pottery Barn Project of 2009 and they make me happy.
But more than looking at them, I love filling them. I think it's fun to find fun little things to put in them for the kids. For my girls, it usually includes a lot of lip gloss and lotion and toothbrushes, but they love that, too. Joel's a bit harder, and I think I spend almost as much on the gifts that go in his stocking as I do on the ones underneath the tree. But only because he doesn't like lip gloss. Pity.
Joel already stuck some coupons for free Pop-Tarts inside the girls' stocking, thanks to the hard work that Chloe and I have done with Pop-Tarts this Christmas, and the rest of the loot is hidden away waiting for the children to fall asleep on Christmas Eve.
What goes in your stockings?