Merry [belated] Christmas from my wonderful family to yours! 🙂
(Ignore my mom’s slipper feet – she hurt her foot 😦 )
We visited my grandma on Christmas Eve for dinner at her “apartment” complex with my aunt and 2 cousins.
(This picture cracks us up because my 9-year old sister looks pregnant!)
Me and the bro.
Then we hurried home for Christmas Eve mass – one of my favorite parts of the holiday. Our choir is amazing.
Christmas morning we “slept in” until 7:30! I remember the days when my siblings and I would be up at 6:00 am, and the parents would forbid us to go downstairs until they were up at 7:00. Now my little sister is the only one up and excited, so we get to sleep in a bit 😉
We sit in a circle, and take turns opening one present at a time.
Let’s play “I Spy” Taylor’s other exciting gift!
Yay a new Canon powershot!!
All my pictures have been taken with my Iphone since I dropped and broke my camera over a month ago. I’m so excited 🙂 And my sister already named him Antonio.
Me: What should my camera’s name be?
Me: Well it is a girl since it’s pink.
Sister: Not if he’s gay!
So I have a new gay best friend 😉
The rest of the morning was spent lounging around in our new PJ’s (we get new Christmas pajamas every Christmas Eve to wear that night).
I got matching slippers!! Super soft.
I played with my camera all day 😀
All our stockings are homemade by my mom. I’ve always loved the “girly” decorations and stitching on mine.
And my stocking holder – polar bear of course 😉
I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this before, but I have a
mild serious obsession with polar bears. I collect all things polar bear (especially Christmas ornaments!) and usually decorate my own mini-polar bear tree!
This was taken in a past year – I don’t usually go so crazy on the surrounding decorations. I now just decroate the actal tree with ornaments – and let me tell you. I think I need a bigger tree 😉
And then we finally got dressed and ready for a few guests to come over for dinner.
I ate so randomly and snackily throughout the day, I said “screw it” to food blogging. It was more of a family blogging type of day 🙂
I love my crazy grandma Sissie.
I did try fruitcake for the first time (the brown mush with the orange blob on the left).
No thank you.
Also served for dessert – our Gingerbread Village!
And my oldest sister added her clock tower – with a little addition.
We had extra gingerbead cookies sitting around, and I joked about including a giant Gingerbread man taking over the town. We decided that was a great idea – climbing the clock tower 😉
It was a wonderful day and I hope you all had the same!
Safe travels to anyone traveling today or in the next few days, as well!
What was the highlight of your holiday? Any exciting gifts you’d like you brag about? 😉