Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas Recap

Yes, yes I know Christmas was two weeks ago, but seriously until yesterday it still looked like we just had Christmas morning at our house.  There were still presents and unwrapped boxes stacked around the living room, and all of our Christmas decorations are still up.  I'm starting to go through the presents and clean up in general, but I'm not going to lie, I'm okay with our decorations being up for a bit.  It seems like there's always a rush before the holidays and then it's all over too quickly, so I'm kind of liking being home this weekend and getting to enjoy the tree still lit and just taking it all in!

We did have a wonderful Christmas this year!  We hosted my sister and her family and my mom and step-dad at our house.  It was so much fun getting excited with the kiddos that Santa would be visiting our house! Here's a recap through pictures (yes, get ready there are quite a few).

To prepare for the little ones being at our house for Christmas, I used the space inside our armoire to make a s'mores station, along with Christmas books and coloring books to keep the kids busy when needed.  ;)

I also added a couple of touches of Christmas in our master bathroom to make it fun for bubble baths!
Our Visit to the Galleria on Christmas Eve Day:
Ice Skating around the big tree.
She was starting to get the hang of it!! :)

       Me with my mom and one of my beautiful nieces.     
The pretty girls in front of the beautiful decorations!

My oldest niece helped me set the table for our dinner.  We made shrimp and crab gumbo, which is a staple for our Christmas Eve Dinner. 

We baked cookies for Santa and some just for us to decorate and eat of course!

Me with my sweet husband.

and one of my favorite pictures....the youngest fell asleep on the top of a couch cushion after too much fun!

It really truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and I'm already looking forward to next year.



  1. Looks like you had the most wonderful holiday season!!!

  2. what a lovely christmas recap. gorgeous photos and the decorations are great! how was your trip to ny?

  3. Hi Tara, Happy New Year! Thank you for passing by today, I appreciate your comments!

    Love this Christmas recap, it's always fun to see how others spend their holiday :)
    Nancy xo

  4. Love the Christmas wrap up! Its never too late. I miss it already hehe. Happy New Year! Great pics.

  5. It is a wonderful time of year...we finally took ours down two days ago, but it was nice having them up until then. I miss the twinkle of the lights.