Monday, December 27, 2010

All is Merry & Bright

in one of her Christmas dresses
she's gonna "get you!"
We had a wonderful Christmas. Now that I'm a mom I'm constantly thinking about traditions and how we might spend our holidays as a family. I love traditions and honestly don't have much so I really want some for our own family. I love being in our home and waking up here to a yummy breakfast. I wasn't sure how Charis would respond and honestly she wasn't totally into it. But she did look pretty darn cute in her holiday flannel pjs. So cute.

so cute in her flannel pjs!

checking out her stocking

yay! monkey mittens!

our Christmas breakfast...yummy

We started our celebration on Christmas Eve at my dad's then went to our church's Christmas Eve service. This was my first time back to church since my surgery and it was a good time to ease back into it. Christmas day we had breakfast then opened presents. Then we spent the day together just hanging out and being lazy. It was great. One thing we like to do in the days around Christmas is watch Christmas movies and movies that take place around the holidays. Some of our favorites are When Harry Met Sally, A Christmas Carol, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Scrooged. It was really great just being together. I am so thankful for this season and getting to celebrate and be lazy with my sweet family.

the best way to open a present..with your middle finger

playing with her new "green" toy stacker

but the ribbon is most fun.

One of other favorite traditions is doing our annual GMO Cookie & CD Party with some girls from Country Day. These ladies actually graduated in May and just finished their first semester at college. I love them. We get together every Christmas to swap cookies and CDs. It's so fun to see them and catch up on their lives.

all the GMO girls!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Charis is precious in her Christmas flannel and your breakfast looks yummy...what a lovely party you must have had with the young ladies...Blessings to you and your family for the New Year!