Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Recap

Easing back into blogging with a little holiday season recap.  I really do love the whole month of December - the excitement, the traditions, the extra down time to enjoy each other.

We took a nice snowy train ride with Santa a couple of weeks ago.  The boy was pretty indifferent about seeing Santa, but did declare it the best train ride he's ever been on in his whole life. "!!!!!!"  The girl, on the other hand was SUPER excited about the big guy - no fear.  Actually tried to make a run for it down the aisle because it was SO HARD to wait for him to get all the way down to her!

There was also the obligatory gingerbread house decorating.  This was Lisi Loo's first year, so I grabbed the "Christmas Village" box - four small gingerbread houses instead of one large one.  I worked out perfectly!  She and I decorated one, her brother decorated another, and then she made a mess of the rest of her candy while the kid and I worked on the last two together.

And of course, there was the Christmas Dress.  A checkered linen table cloth for the dress and old curtains for the underskirt.  I've had this dress made in my mind since spring and it turned out exactly as I had pictured...plaid matching and all!  I didn't do a photo-shoot, but did get a few shots in front of the tree.  Baby Girl's baby doll also got a matching dress, but no pictures.  Like I said...easing back in.

Lots of love over here.  Hope you're feeling the love out there, too.


  1. love the affection your two obviously share for one another - that last picture is so great:) And the dress is adorable! Linen check . . . what a win-win combination:)

    1. They really do get along so well most of the time - best buds! I'm really trying to soak it in because I know it won't always be this way...teenage years, I'm looking at you...ha!