It's the the most wonderful time of the year!

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's one of my favorite Christmas songs! When I hear it I feel a little skip inside me and I always have to smile. The Smith family decorated our tree Friday evening and had our annual dinner. As always it was wonderful. I remember years past it being Scott and myself in our little apt in Glendale. He would get so giddy over each of his Hallmark Ornaments but this year I realized my boy is becoming a young man. He had little interest in his Blue's Clues ornaments and even his entire collection of Hallmark Toy Story ornaments I've collected especially for him. Well at least he still loved my hot chocolate.
Lily was mesmerized by the tree lights and the colorful decorations. She enjoyed touching some of the non breakable ornaments and Mat as always was just happy for us to be enjoying family time together. It's what I love most about him and why I knew when I met him he was my kinda man. Love ya babe!
Here's a few pics of the family decorating the tree...

Lily and daddy

This is my favorite ornament this year, it's called Nick and Christopher and Mat gave me this series our first Christmas together in 2004, sadly this year is the last of the series so I am sure these guys will find their way into my stocking.

Scrappy Goodness that arrived today in the mail!
Goodies from some dear friends I met on Cafe Mom. The card on the left was designed by Danielle my scrappy friend from New York. I totally LOVE it!!! She has a totally unique style of scrapping that I absolutely admire! She also made me an adorable snowman ornament that I promptly hung on my tree and forgot to take a pic of.
The card on the left is from Beate and she included some crocheted flowers she made herself!! I love them so much!! There are just beautiful!
Finally my favorite part of the holidays is getting a little holiday cheer in my mailbox! Who doesn't open a card from a friend and smile! And my friends can make some amazing cards!!!Thanks to all mine that have sent them so far, let's hope that they keep coming!!!


Heather said...

I loved reading this.All of the pics are adorable and so special. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Jacqueline said...

Great post! Your family looks wonderful!

Jessica said...

such sweet pics of the em Shemaine and Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Adorable Pics!

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