Christmas Eve in the Dollhouse

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Hello, peppermints! Merry Christmas Eve! I have a sweet photostory for all my awesome readers.

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”Ok, guys! The lights are on the tree, so bring the decorations in!” Kit called.

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”Oof!” Adalyn grunted. ”Here are the ornaments!”

”Just set them down over there.” Kit gestured to a spot next to the tree.

DSCF7089”Oooh! Can I turn on the lights?” Adalyn asked, reaching for the switch.

”No, Adi, we have to wait for Ellie.”

”Aw, you’re no fun!” Adi pouted.

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Ellie stumbled in with a basket. ”Here’s some more decorations!” she called.

”Great, now we can get started!” Kit said.

”Let’s start with the tree this year!” Ellie suggested.

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Kit opened the box of ornaments with a flourish. A delicious scent of cinnamon and pine trees filled the air. The ornaments sparkled in the afternoon light.

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Ellie quickly hung a blue ball on the tree. ”I’ll go first!” she cried.

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Kit followed suit and hung a pink ball on the tree. The decorating had begun!

DSCF7103Adalyn hung a pinecone on the bottommost branch.

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”Hey!” Ellie said. ”It’s my special angel ornament! I thought we lost this last year!”

”I guess not!” Kit laughed. ”That one’s your favorite, isn’t it?”

”Uh-huh.”

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She tenderly hung it on the tree.

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”Well, that’s all the ornaments! Who wants to put the star on top?”

”You do it this year, Kit.” Ellie offered graciously.

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Kit gently set the star on top, as it shone in the dimming light.

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The lights clicked on, and the room was filled with a warm, white glow. Kit was still holding the star with the tips of her fingers.

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Her eyes sparkled with tears as she looked up at the beautiful tree.

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”Kit,” Ellie said softly, slipping her arm in around her sister. ”Are you okay?”

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”I-I was just remembering the first Christmas Natalie had me, and how I slept in her room, and how she saved all her money to buy me  a dress. I-I guess I just miss being the special one.”

”Oh, Kit, you’re still special!”

DSCF7129”I love you guys,” Kit sniffled over Ellie’s shoulder

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”Well I hate to interrupt this mushy moment-” Adalyn butted in; ”-but we have stockings to hang!”

”Go ahead, Adi. Youngest goes first!”

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Adalyn didn’t need to be told twice. She grabbed a light green stocking and held it up, picturing all the goodies that would be stuffed inside.

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She hung it carefully on a hook on the wall.

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Ellie went next. She pulled her purple stocking out of the box, and admired it for a moment.

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And hung it on the hook next to Adalyn’s.

”Your turn, Kit!” she cried.

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Tenderly, Kit pulled a red stocking out of the box. It wasn’t the most neatly sewn, or the biggest, but Kit wouldn’t trade it for anything else.

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She hung it next to her sisters stockings.

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”You know, I don’t say this enough, but…”

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”You guys are the best.”

Merry Christmas Eve!

 

 

 

 

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