I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was so nice, I would like to say it was relaxing but are the holidays ever relaxing with the little ones? Either way it was a fabulous week with family, friends, and lots of love, laughter and fun. The biggest miracle of all is Matt was able to get and up walk after a few weeks flat on his back. He is still in major pain and having numbness but this is a vast improvement we are so thankful for.
The night before Christmas Eve my parents always host a party. It is a fun way to kick off the week of Christmas.
Gloria Ferrer was sweet enough to send a few bottles of their Champagne for us to enjoy. I knew I had to share with my mom and sister as we love Champagne! I have to say I tried and loved all three types. All were crisp, not sweet and perfectly bubbly.
This one was probably my favorite though!
Pouring up the Goria Ferrer Champs for our guests!
The food spread from our party was pretty amazing.
I was proud of the appetizer I made, my favorite stuffed endive lettuce. We put olives in the middle to make it look kind of like a wreath.
On Christmas Eve my favorite tradition is my dad takes my sister and I shopping for Mom. We love the one on one time with my dad and helping choose gifts for my mom. This was Frances Moon's first year going with us!
Later that day we went to church and opened some gifts with my brother and sister.
The whole family and yes Sterling is in a bath robe- my sister gave him that as a gift and he immediately wanted to put it on:)
Then Sterling was ready to write his note to Santa and put out cookies and milk.
Santa gifts were a hit. They each had their own individual Santa gifts and then a kitchen set to share.
I love this picture of Sterling walking in, he was so surprised and excited. The beauty of Christmas through a child's eyes.
The biggest hit was the piano and guitar from Serena and Lily. I may regret this in a few weeks when the noise won't stop- haha!
We made our favorite Breakfast Casserole for breakfast.
My favorite mustache man up and standing (the stache was joke for Christmas and promptly shaved off).
Christmas Day Happy Hour. I got those cute napkins in my stocking and couldn't wait to bust them out.
Frances Moon in her smocked dress. I don't dress her in smocked clothes often but when I do I forgot how sweet they are.
Matt and I were kind of obsessed with Sterling's lite brite since we both had one as kids and loved it.
The next day we took the kids to visit Matt's old school, Providence Day.
We of course had to check out Daddy's brick.
The next day it was back home and back to reality. I have to admit I was happy to be back near the water.
The leopard cardigan I am wearing was a favorite Christmas gift. The front is plain black and the back is silk leopard. Love it!
Enjoyed one last night with our tree. Yesterday I took down all the decorations. I love Christmas so much but when it is over I am so ready to undecorate and declutter for the New Year.
Spend a lot of time in my new pjs. Major love.