Allie's goggles are the exact same ones that Hagrid wears when he rides his motorcycle to pick up Harry Potter in the first movie, and Sam's goggles are very similar to the Quidditch goggles. The whole thing is coincidental considering the goggles came from my mother, who bought them at the museum where she and my dad volunteer - funny how they turned out to fit in with our Harry Potter love!
Paco's Christmas present was a dog cookie that looked like a Simpsons donut, and the cutest thing was that he licked all of the icing off of it before eating the cookie!
Various figurines ended up in all of our stockings - I cannot resist the Lego minifig grab bags, while Jeff ended up with Walter White in his stocking. I got a mini Harry Potter mystery box, and the entire time I was opening it, I kept saying "please don't let it be Slytherin, please don't let it be Draco Malfoy" and then it WAS Draco! I laughed so hard.
Draco and Walter White - Allie posed these two baddies together, and somehow the lighted Christmas tree in the background makes them seem less sinister.
We always open Christmas crackers, where we get a paper crown to wear during dinner, along with riddles and a small toy. It's a fun tradition that was started when my Grandmother went to England over Christmastime many years ago and brought home the crackers for us; I can't imagine not wearing a crown while eating our Christmas meal!
Just two more days and this year is over. It's been a rough one on so many levels, not only for our country - that election really did a number on us - but also for many of my friends; far too many of them have suffered the loss of family members this year. Happy New Year to each and every one of my sweet readers, and may 2017 bring health, peace, and happiness to you all.