Tuesday, December 27, 2011

‘Twas A Merry Christmas

While it’s hard to believe that Christmas is over, it was certainly a very merry one. I woke up Christmas morning, snuggled next to the cat below and, sure enough, Santa had been here!!

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Stella does not like to be held but I had to get the family photo!

Next, we opened presents! Santa was surely good to me this year :)

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I opened some lovely presents such as clothes, gold jewelryyy, a new pair of boots, MAC/iTunes gift cards, and these pretty goodies above {Haute as Hello by Essie and the Naked Eye Palette by Urban Decay plus a few other items!} from the sweet and beautiful Shalyn!

My favorite, most-prized gift this year:


Michael Kors Tortoise & Gold Runway Chronograph Watch. I’m in love!

The house was full of so much joy, ready for all the family that would be on their way!

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Yep, I made place cards :)

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My niece, Miss Aubrey all dressed up for Christmas :)

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Me and my brother, Justin.

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My nephew and other brother wearing his vintage Orioles helmet that Justin found in the basement :)

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My parents with my nephew, Jeremy :)

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Auntie and Niecey
16-month-olds are about as hard to get pictures with as cats.

The night ended with Rock Band – annual Christmas tradition. Sadly, I won’t be posting any video footage, haha.

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It was wonderful to be home for Christmas this year; to be surrounded by close family, delicious food, and the laughter {whenever I’m around my nephew and my two brothers, I’m bound to be laughing hysterically. That definitely happened this year. My nephew dropped to the ground cracking up and I could hardly breathe. Typical!}

There is so much to be thankful for. I made sure to squeeze everyone a little tighter and to say “Merry Christmas” more times than was probably necessary.
I love Christmastime and this year was no exception.
As we say goodbye to this season of joy, may we never lose sight of all the things we’re grateful for and the things that make this season so magical :)

How was your Christmas? :)

18 comments:

Liz Taylor said...

Love your watch babe!!!

Lauren said...

Sounds like a great Christmas!! The loot was totally a bonus - the family time is priceless :)

Lindsey said...

I love all your pictures! The table setting is gorgeous, the tree is gorgeous, you are gorgeous! I love it all especially all the family pics. You totally look like your mom!

Gina said...

Lovely photos! Looks like such a nice Christmas. Your watch is so adorable :)

xo, gina

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Carolyn said...

Looks like a great Christmas celebration! :)

Lib at Truly His said...

What a great CHristmas!! :) Hope you have a great New Year!

Melissa C said...

Such a pretty tree and table setting! Looks like you had a wonderful Holiday. :)

Miss K said...

what a great Christmas! the decorations are gorgeous and you got some wonderful gifts! Merry Christmas!

Daisy said...

Adorable pictures! It looks like you had a great Christmas. Great decorations!

CMae said...

you made the place cards!? how cute! So crafty!

Raquel said...

Glad you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

Ok, i LOVE the watch!! Luckyyyyy

Tara said...

Looks like it was a great time! I've never played Rock band, but it sure seems like it would be a blast! I've been hearing a lot about the Naked Palette by Urban Decay, so hopefully it lives up to the hype! Also, that watch is beautiful!

My holiday was pretty good. I got an iPad 2, so it has been consuming all of my time the past few days! :D

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

That watch is all sorts of fabulous! Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas!!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Looks like an amazing Christmas!!

Amanda C. said...

Awesome. Love the watch and the urban decay eye shadow!

KAH said...

Love the watch! Could Aubrey be any cuter?? Looks like you had a fantastic Christmas!

~KAH

Michelle said...

Could your Dad be any cuter in his coral sweater vest... where can we get gentlemen like him?

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Love that watch!! Looks like a wonderful time. Especially looks like Rock band got pretty serious :)