Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm Cheating!!! **shh - you didn't hear that**

This post is all about holiday traditions in my family! Really it is!

It has nothing whatsoever to do with this box I just got in the mail!
Which contained these!

No! Rather - this post is TOTALLY focused on heartwarming details of my childhood - such as the traditional Christmas concert we would have every year with all of my relatives gathering in groups and trying to out-goofy each other - whereupon I suffered such indignities upon my young and tender person as having a maraschino cherry sell0-taped to my nose so that my family (Team Livingston) could belt out an off-key rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
This post is about the fact that trips to the Emergency Room - for one reason or another - were almost a Christmas Eve Tradition in my household! (stitches, ski accidents, what have you...)
That's what this post is about. Not... um... say...
(OMG - it's the totally awesome frontmatter of my BOOOOOK! **shh - you didn't read that!**)
Or this!
(Eeee! Look! It's me!! In the book!!! **shh!**)
That's right. This post is about the fact that, these days, every year John and I listen to the soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas on Christmas Eve and watch Die Hard on Christmas Day (Best Christmas Movie EVER!) and on Boxing Day we always start a marathon session of watching the BBC miniseries I Claudius.
This post is about traditions!
And my book. :-)


lisapatton said...

Lesley, Your books look fantabulous!! I'm so envious. And I love Charlie Brown Christmas. It's my fave for sure!

Jillian Cantor said...

Love the pictures!! So exciting!! Though, I also enjoyed the story about you pretending to be Rudolph with a cherry on your nose

Maureen Lipinski said...

GAH! Your book cover is so beautiful!