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Christmassy Things!

Merry Christmas, friends! Before I break away from the blog for a few days to celebrate Christmas I wanted to pop in with a few last Christmassy things…

Our Christmas tree went up the day after Thanksgiving this year and thankfully I took a picture right away. Within a few days it stopped taking water and now it’s so sad looking that I debated taking it out to the curb to put it out of it’s misery over the weekend. But then we got busy and I forgot. So now I expect we’ll be coming home to 5 feet of pine needles when we get back from Florida.

I cannot tell you how much joy these stockings have brought me this season. Seeing Caroline’s little stocking has been such a constant reminder of the best thing that has ever happened to Matt and I. Being a mom this Christmas has really shed a whole new light on the holiday for me. Yes, Matt and I have shared 5 wonderful Christmases together but this one, as a family of 3, takes the cake. It is so easy to get lost in parties, presents, to-do lists and more this season {and trust me, I totally have at times} but no matter what, nothing can overshadow the joy of being together as a family.

Mini loaves of the best dang cinnamon bread ever went out the door with Matt this morning for daycare teachers and co-workers. For years my mom has been making huge loaves of cinnamon breads as gifts for friends, neighbors, etc. She also includes a jar of homemade strawberry jam with her deliveries. I cut the recipe into thirds, making mini loafs in the cutest little $1 Christmas tins that Michael’s carries each year…and without jam. Regardless, they are always well received.

We spent some time with Matt’s family celebrating Christmas this past weekend. It was so fun watching Caroline with tissue paper. She loved it and insisted on removing everyone’s paper from their presents for them…and then ate it.

We also got some pretty awesome gifts. I’ll only mention the highlights – Caroline received some pretty cool toys (Infantino Snap & Pop Pals, The Manhattan Toy Company Skwish, and the classic Farmer Says See N Say). Matt got a fire pit and we both got fireside fishing pole holders! And I got a pair of Hunter Boots!

I’ve over shared this photo all season and for good reason…it’s just too cute not to! Although we really had to squeeze her in, our petite little muffin is wearing 3-6 month jammies here. Today I’m linking up with Darci, NatashaAshleyJenny and Julie for their Holly Jolly PJ Party! Details below:

Tonight Matt and I will exchange stockings after we get all packed up for FLORIDA! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Lisa Loves John

Friday 26th of December 2014

That cinnamon bread looks amazing!! Hope you are enjoying Florida!

Liz | Ellie and Addie

Thursday 25th of December 2014

She's adorable! My little Jude is in love with tissue paper as well, it must be a baby thing. I just got my first pair of Hunter boots also, I love them so much!


Wednesday 24th of December 2014

Gah! She is the cutest little pea! Always so happy! Sweet girl!

Sarah O

Wednesday 24th of December 2014

I loved those stockings last year and added them to your mantle this year. That picture of Caroline in her pjs and Santa hat is so cute!

The Grass Skirt Blog

Wednesday 24th of December 2014

We have the same stockings! :)The Grass SkirtThe Mini Skirt