Christmas in Florida {2014}

We had such a wonderful, warm Christmas in Florida with my family. I’ve never cherished family time more than ever before and it was super hard to leave this time. Caroline brought so much joy to everyone this Christmas and I know this is a year that we will never forget. Watching her experience Christmas was one of my happiest mommy moments to date and to think it only gets better absolutely blows my mind.

Caroline was an absolute rock star for her first flight. She hammed it up with all the passengers as we boarded, passed out at takeoff and awoke upon landing. Matt and I were so relieved as we weren’t sure how things would go and pretty much packed a huge carry-on full of distractions for her.

As soon as we arrived Grandpa immediately let Caroline open a few of her Christmas gifts. He just couldn’t wait.

On Christmas morning we got up bright and early, ate a huge mimosa breakfast and opened lots of presents. Santa spoiled all of us rotten this year.

Caroline was a huge fan of bows and tissue paper just as we suspected. After the first few presents she had it all figured out and was so adorable to watch.

Other activities we enjoyed during our trip included visits with my besties Ashley, May and Shannon, fishtail hair braids, competitive games of Tic Stac Toe, Old Fashioned tutorials and more.

And that’s a wrap on Christmas 2014!




  1. Jessica
    December 29, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    So glad you guys had such a wonderful Christmas! And Caroline is an absolute rock star for doing such a great job on your flight – I have been terrified of having to fly anywhere with Caleb simply because I am worried that I will definitely end up being that mom with a screaming child in a confined space. Eeek!

  2. Sara Elizabeth
    December 29, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    Way to Caroline!! You are a Christmas pro already!! Looks like some much needed fun and relaxation for everyone!! πŸ˜‰

  3. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    December 29, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Aww sounds like a great time – so happy for y'all!! Caroline looks precious!! & glad she was such a rock star on the plane ride!! I would have been nervous too!

  4. meg- made
    December 29, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    So glad your first flight went so well, its always nerve-wracking but always better than your imagination leads you to think it will be!!!!! Caroline is just the sweetest little girl. Your Christmas looked so wonderful, but as you said, it makes parting that much harder when there's another person in the mix to miss. Wishing you a wonderful 2015 xx

  5. Nichole @
    December 29, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Looks like a wonderful first Christmas w/ baby! This was the first year we had a baby in our family (my sister had her baby in September) and it was so much more fun!

  6. Jillian
    December 29, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    sooo fun! i can't wait for our baby's first christms next year πŸ™‚ xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  7. Jo
    December 29, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Adorable! Lawter quickly got the hang of gift opening too- it was hilarious watching her go to town on tissue paper! hah Looks like a wonderful holiday! And that red dress is lovely- shopping source please!!

  8. Sydney Hale
    December 29, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Sweet sweet Caroline. Her smile makes me smile. I loved her dress she wore for the Christmas festivities.Sydney

  9. Kristen [Playground Prepster]
    December 29, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    What great photos!! How is your dad doing? He looks great.

  10. Karra
    December 29, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Your family looks so great! and what a wonderful Christmas spent with family, xo!

  11. Liane
    December 29, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! It looks like you had a great Christmas!

  12. Timsha Coleman
    December 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Great pictures of sweet Caroline, it looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

  13. LHWinstead
    December 30, 2014 / 12:33 am

    Your pictures are all so beautiful!! Caroline is a beauty! Looks like a wonderful Christmas! I love the idea of doing mimosas for breakfast Christmas morning!

  14. rox
    December 30, 2014 / 12:56 am

    Seriously – Caroline is THE HAPPIEST BABY!! I love seeing pictures of her! And you are looking FANTASTIC! Best outfit award goes to you, chica! Happy (almost) New Year!

  15. Sarah O
    December 30, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    What a lovely Christmas! It looks like Caroline really enjoyed every aspect and Christmas through a child's eyes is the best.

  16. Ashley {Word on the Streets}
    December 30, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    Looks like you had such a wonderful Christmas! Caroline is SUCH a doll!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and yay for easy flights!!

  17. A Simple Southern Life
    December 31, 2014 / 1:33 am

    Caroline is so stinkin cute!! I'm so glad your family had a wonderful Christmas!

  18. Evelina Fortuna
    January 7, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Sorry this is so random but MAN your sister's (I'm guessing it's your sister?) teeth are SO white. What is her secret!

  19. Louise C
    January 9, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Beautiful pics! We just spent our baby's first christmas in Florida with our family too and getting ready to blog about it! xoxo

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