I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Can you believe it's over? It seems like, as much as I tried to avoid it, the holiday slipped by so fast.
We truly enjoyed ourselves this year, and for that I am truly grateful!
Always, the best part of the holidays is John being able to have fun with his cousins!
We don't see them as much as we would like to, so this makes me so happy!
Our festivities started on Saturday with a Christmas brunch at my mother in laws. Then Christmas Eve at my brother in laws, and then Christmas day at home with my parents. It was all so lovely and fun. And I, naturally, indulged in way too much hot chocolate!
Not even sorry... :)
This is me on Christmas eve ♥
(Instagramming of course....: )
Waiting for Santa...
And he finally came!
John was up at 5:30 am!
Luckily we were home on Christmas day so we all got to take a morning nap after opening presents!
Aaaand, it snowed!
I continued our tradition of sticky cinnamon rolls! ♥
Santa (and his grandparents) were very good to John this year! He was thrilled to get a PlayStation!
He spent a good part of the day doing this....: )
Our Christmas day was filled with family, fun, games, laughs, good food, and traditions ♥
I'm sad it's over, but I also feel a great relief that everyone was together and happy. Now we can all relax and enjoy the last week of the year!
Which brings me to this....
When I last blogged, I was in the middle of counting down the 12 Days of Christmas. I thought, to round out my series nicely, for the last three days I will show you three of my favorite things to enjoy this week.
The week between Christmas and New Years has always been one of my favorite times of the year. For one thing, John is on school break. Which means he is home relaxing, in his new bathrobe, playing his video games, watching movies and just being as happy as can be.
We ALL need that time to recharge our batteries. And there are certain creature comforts that really help....
Day 10: New Pajamas ♥
New pj's for Christmas is a given in my family! We all get them! This year my mom got me these cozy ones from Croft & Barrow. I loooove them! Is there anything better than new freshly washed jammies on a cold night with a cup of tea and a good book? Not really....
Unless you pair them with these....
Day 11: New Slippers ♥
My sweet friend Rosinda gifted me with these adorable fox slippers! Could you just.....: )
I saw hers online and commented how much I liked them. Much to my surprise she sent them to me! I'm over the moon for them! They are so cozy and cute!
Thank you so much Rosinda! ♥♥♥
And finally Day 12: A new date book ♥
This week I begin to think ahead to the new year. One of my favorite things of all is starting a new date book! Santa left me this one in my stocking. I love the quote on the cover! I've decided to make it my mantra of 2018 ♥
I've started filling in special days and birthdays. I like it because it has a big note section for every week so I can jot down my to-do lists. Thank you Santa ♥
(clearly it doesn't take much to make me happy : )
And with that, I will wrap up my 12 Days of Christmas series, but fear not, the holidays are not over yet. I'll be enjoying this week leading up to New Years and looking forward to a few more family gatherings before the month is over!
I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating your holidays! I am so thankful for all of you and look forward to our friendship in 2018~
Now....what are we doing for New Years? xo