Monday, December 28, 2020

Christmas 2020

 We had a nice long holiday weekend...and we are still celebrating.  My favorite days of the year are the between Christmas and New Years and I am soaking it in. 
Here are the girls in their Christmas Eve best.  EB is wearing a dress I wore at 4, and MB is wearing what Libby wore at 1.  She refused to keep the dress on though, way too formal for this wild child.
This year was the first year EB was fully aware of what was going on, so it was very special.  We made cookies for Santa and left out the carrots for the reindeer.  Daddy read The Night Before Christmas.  We regretted buying the largest Barbie dream house ever known to exist.  We slept well and surprisingly were not woken too early.  Christmas morning we had our traditional breakfast with strata and cinnamon rolls (and super strong coffee for the elves). 
After eating, we bundled the girls up and told them that Santa left something out in the backyard...
They were both so excited.  

We feasted on a delicious meal, and are still enjoying left overs.
When the guests were gone and the kids asleep, we collapsed by the fire, looked at each other, and said...We did it!  Makin' all the magic isn't easy, but getting to experience the holiday through our daughter's eyes is the greatest gift I've known. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

Holiday Happenings

Merry Merry!

We are doing our best to  *s l o w l y* savor the season around here...

We spent this weekend in a cottage at James Island County Park.  We celebrated K's birthday, golf carted around (and around), took in the Festival of Lights, and generally enjoyed a break from the hustle and bustle of the season.  We definitely want to rent one again during the Summer to enjoy Splash Zone!

The sunsets on the back porch were beautiful:

We opted to skip Santa because we already saw him this year, but we still enjoyed checking out the scene:
I tried to find a picture of EB in this same little suit...I know she wore it to the lights when she was one also.

We got a new car!  SO happy to have more space.

We had a special night out down at Circa 1886 last weekend.  It was our first time there and we really enjoyed it!  It was nice being away from the King Street chaos.

Check out these adorable vintage stockings I found at an estate sale.  One for my blonde and one for my brunette!

That's a wrap...
That reminds me...presents!
It's going to be a busy busy week over here.
I'll share our Christmas cards soon...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Holiday Home 2020

 The newest addition to my holiday decorating...our children's tree!  It holds our home-made and sentimental ornaments. 

Christmas village on the shelves behind the couch.
We are continuing the tradition of adding a piece to the set every year.  Soon I'll need a bigger shelf.
Traditional wreaths and an Angel flag out front...
And then our standard white tree in the living room!
Here is Queen Elsa pointing out her favorite snowflake ornament:
More of my decorations here:
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Friday Highfive

Happy Friday...  Here's a highfive for making it through the week!



I celebrated my 35th on Tuesday!  It was very cold so I made a huge pot of tortellini soup with garlic bread, and we sat out by the fire for a while.  Nice night!

We visited Socially Distant Santa!
Facebook Marketplace Score!
I brought one of my dining room chairs with me to make sure it worked, and it was perfect!  Best part, they are delivering it!
Okay, I made a major Rookie Santa mistake this year and assumed that I could run to Target and grab EB's list in one trip on Monday.  I was sent into a frenzy when I realized that the Unicorn Party Polly pockets were sold out everywhere, and going for over $75 on Amazon.  I've been stalking the different sites to see if anything is restocked and last night ONE became available at the Tanger Walmart.  SOLD.
Check out this adorable velvet holiday handbag!  I have been killing it at thrift stores recently...maybe a full post to come.
Have a great weekend!