Hope everyone had a merry & bright Christmas. Ours was super fun. The kids had two visits from Santa. One was at home in the OC & the other was with our family in Dallas. The cake above was baked by my amazing sister in law & I had to share it with you. She got the recipe from Cooks Illustrated.
How cool are these Jonathan Adler vases in her home!
The ornaments on the tree were delightful.
This time of year is as magical as you want to make it. My kids both believe in the jolly man with the big belly & white beard – so the magic is full blown.
Even the most simple things get them all excited & giggly. For little kids most of the fun is being off from school & tearing open brightly wrapped presents. For us it is being together as a family.
Through the years I will look through these snaps and smile. This is a sweet & gentle time. It is such a nice feeling having small children that are out of the wobbly phase and into full blown land of discovery & questions.
They are small people with big opinions (kind of like their mama!) Seeing this holiday through the eyes of our children invites magic back to us all.
Seeing them happy & smiling makes me grateful for everything in our world today.
My sister in law has it down. She plans well ahead & makes our time at her home in Dallas so very memorable. Her house is so pretty!
She wraps tons of goodies, bakes & cooks up a storm & welcomes us with open arms each year. She even woke at 2am to open presents with my daughter! These are memories we will all share for a life time. I am so very grateful. XO
How was your Christmas? Was it magical for you? Your kids? Or perhaps your pets get into the holiday spirit too??!!