2 days til Christmas!! I can’t believe how fast it has gone!  I feel like I just put up all of my decorations….and now they will soon have to come down.  But trust me, my halls will be decked until new year!  These are just a few pics of our Christmas-y house.  Bam was quite the pest with the lights.  He just wouldn’t stop batting them around and getting all tangled up in them.  That cat…I still can’t help but love him!  I had a field day at West Elm a few weeks ago.  I went there looking for drapes and out I go with a bag full of holiday loot.  That store always gets me.  My favorites were these little Papier Mache Reindeer and Felt Ball Wreaths.  I’ve had a slight obsession with anything felt the past few months, and well, Christmas couldn’t be any different.  I’m sad they can’t stay year around!  But I guess that would take the fun out of putting them UP if they never came down!

Tomorrow we head to my parent house for our “Family Christmas”.  Since my sisters will be with their husbands families on Christmas day, we decided to make Christmas Eve “OUR” Christmas.  Holidays have gotten tricky now with all of us married.  Gone are the days of all of us going to bed early together so we can wake up to the smell of dad’s bacon and eggs and run to the fireplace to open our stockings.  I just love my sisters.  Now we are lucky if we all are together on Christmas.  But that’s just how it goes.  It’s a blessing we all have men to love and family to visit, right!?  I am excited to be celebrating this year for the first time with Rylee.  It makes me happy to think about Sam and I creating Christmas traditions of our own….memories for Rylee to have as she grows.  I REALLY wanted a “Babies First Christmas” ornament to add to the tree, but I just couldn’t find one for the life of me.  Maybe I will find one after the new year on sale somewhere! Ha! I still really want one….(if you’ve ever seen a cute one online somewhere, I’d love to hear where!) We are taking Rylee to a Christmas Eve service tomorrow night and I have her dress and hair bow all ready to go!  It will be her first time attending church. Kind of a big deal! Anyway…I hope you all have an amazing Christmas with the people you love!  Thanks for reading my blog and for all your sweet comments, always!

So thankful this year!


  1. Kat

    If you still don’t manage to find ‘baby’s 1st Christmas’ decoration…. Take lots of photo’s…. of course you will (of her and you all together) print them out in black & white quite small and then collage them onto a massive bauble, finish off with a beautiful (handcrafted & illustrated by you) tag saying exactly what you are after ‘baby’s 1st Christmas’. Ooh and it could be something you do each year, awh. Have a wonderful Christmas….
    p.s. you’re not in your late 20’s for another 6 months at least!!!!

  2. Jen Cairel

    Have a wonderful time celebrating with your family & Rylee. I’ve seen a few of the 1st Christmas ornaments at Target but I don’t know if they would be your style. Looks like someone gave a few options above.

    Merry Christmas!!


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