Christmas Eve mass was beautiful as expected. It always makes me tear up and bring the true meaning of Christmas hit home. We are so blessed.
This Christmas season seemed to go particularly fast, even though I felt more prepared this year than any other year. You can see our house decorated for Christmas here. The weeks leading up to Christmas, we baked cookies, roasted marshmallows in an outdoor fireplace, made a gingerbread house, attended Christmas concerts, sang carols at a nursing home, etc. All the things that are so fun and magical for children and parents alike.
We visited Joseph Hillenmeyer's annual Christmas store in Lexington and it was so beautiful! There are more pictures on my instagram account, but the kids loved it here and I am thinking this will become an annual family tradition.
Back at home decorating cookies and making gingerbread houses were the big hits of the season! E is finally at an age where she can enjoy it and actively participate.
My little helper below doing what she does best - licking the paddle and eventually the bowl!
The day after Christmas we traveled to Michigan to visit Kevin's side of the family and spent Christmas again with 20 family members all gathered together under the same the roof - playing charades, opening up gifts, laughing and staying up late!
I hope all of you had a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas. Are you ready for 2015? Let's go…..I'm excited to see where this little blog goes…..