christmas eve and christmas day for us have been quite traditional for the last few years
there is a large and delicious dinner where family gathers around the table and once all is cleaned up, we sit by the fire and enjoy the rest of the evening
Lily gets to open one gift on christmas eve. an ornament gifted by Will and i. every year
she then leaves cookies and milk/eggnog for santa and is off to bed
when we wake on christmas day, we find beautifully stuffed stockings by our beds
last year Lily was three and was already taken by the magic of christmas
she is now four and oh my goodness…. the excitement on her face when she found her stocking filled with goodies by her bed and when she saw the tree filled with gifts
something about being with family, somewhere cold, with snow that just makes christmas so much more magical
happy new year friends!
i hope you had a great new years eve and i wish you a golden twenty fourteen
ps- funny to think that in a way this was last year’s christmas, right?
avo joao doing the honors
helping with the creme brulee after a delicious dinner
eggnog and cookies with a hand written note for santa
our handmade painted paper and salt dough gift tags
christmas morning. oh the excitement!!!
still a bit sleepy and overwhelmed
all was merry and bright