The build up to Christmas is always exciting. Decorating the house, wrapping the presents, planning the day. Then it comes and goes in a flash and you have memories and pictures and a messy house to put together again. But I wouldn't change it for the world. We had a wonderful weekend!
A little something I picked up at Home Goods last Monday. I can't resist!
And another something I got for $5.00 at Safeway on Friday morning. A real (fake) Charlie Brown tree!
Uncle Chris and Diana decorating the gingerbread house. A tradition for our family!
A kitchen full of cookies and candy.
Chris did a great job working with Diana on the house!
We ate a yummy dinner. I made this roast with garlic and rosemary. YUM.
Lots of presents under the tree.
Love and laughter all around
She pretty much LOVED her Miss Piggy doll from us. Such happiness!
I got a nice bottle of EVOO and an olive oil sprayer along with a Sephora gift card. My mothership!
After we cleaned up, I set up the tripod and took some pictures. I was wearing sweats. It was a long day of wearing jeans that have shrunk.
Me and my wonderful amazing mom. I love her so much! She stuck around and cleaned up the kitchen and insisted that I just sit down and relax.
The A's meat brander made my husband a happy man. I love waking up early, turning on the tree and opening our stockings and presents with just the two (three) of us.
Nerd points for me! He said this is the best gift I have ever given him! Besides the gift of my love.
My brother in law's fiancee was my secret santa and drew this adorable picture on my gift. She knows I love snowmen! And my present was this great watch. So excited to have a nice watch to wear again!
The house is getting back to normal although I will not take all the Christmas stuff down until later this week. It was disappear slowly day by day and the house will feel empty but I'm going to spend my break this week working on hanging things on the walls and filling in space that snowmen and santa once filled.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Can you believe 2012 is just a week away!?!?!