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sharing christmas, 2009

like i did last year, i'll be exercising my metrosexuality and sharing christmas again this year, along with some of my more girly friends. megan, at day with the demos is organizing again this year, and i'll be sharing a little bit of our christmas with you tomorrow, so be sure and tune in not only here, but also at megan's site for a whole christmas experience. feliz navidad!


Anonymous said…
let me be the first to offer my assistance as you battle the martha stewart demon inside you. please tell me all this amazing and professional christmas decorating was done by your beautiful and totally female wife. by the way, did you make full disclosure to the elder council about your issue? i'm getting you the meat spray immediately if not sooner. please wear it to church at all times. feliz, BROTHER greg. i use the term loudly so god can hear it.
Crafty P said…
okay that video was strange. it reminded me of when dogs scoot around on their behinds. and there was no mention of feliz navidad. I don't get it.

I agree with Julie, Shannon better get a big mention (Cause her card ROCKED the haus, yeaaaa boy!)

I'm weird, I know.
greg. said…
thank you for your support, juli. and yes, she does the christmas decorating. i do the steeler decorating. which is infinitely better.

christina, what makes you think that the card was all shannon's doing? seriously? it was a collaboration!
greg. said…
oh, and the video was just random. sometimes i like randomness. i thought you knew, though...
Mary said…
i didn't get a card :(

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