Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Now dash away, dash away, dash away all…

I cannot believe Christmas has come and went.  This year was a little different than most years in some ways that I will get to later but the important things never change. My parent’s house at Christmas time is perfect…maybe I am biased but I simply love everything about it and I know my sister (Molly) always agrees with me on this.  

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This is the entry way…and one of the many beautiful quilts my mom has made over the years for Christmas. I always like this one because I think Santa’s eyes look so kind and detailed and kind of real which could actually go creepy real quick…but somehow it doesn’t which screams talent right there! 

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The tree…always so great.  Although I think tree’s with a theme or the same color decorations are beautiful I love our tree because it doesn’t match…it has ornaments on there I made in kindergarten and I love the family theme better than anything Martha Stewart might come up with!  The stockings…yet another thing my mom made for us when we were little.  No house would be complete without the mistletoe either!! 

As much as I love all of the decorations, the things I really love are the people that fill it every Christmas. And when I say “fill” I seriously mean just that…there are a ton of us and always have been and I cannot imagine a Christmas any other way!!!!  As you can see above, Grandma and Grandpa couldn’t either.

This Christmas was full of family and love…we did have some sickness, and that is an understatement!!! My dad and I got really sick and my poor mom had to take care of us, but I have to say that despite feeling like I couldn’t move an inch of my body without it hurting, it was really nice to just lay around and watch movies with my family.  I hope your holidays were as special as mine…minus the puking, etc :)  And now it is time to focus on the New Year; Goals for 2012 post to come really soon!