We usually keep our tree up until January 1st and by then I'm ready to have our house back in order. This year, I wasn't ready even on January 2nd. Maybe getting older is making me clingy.
Even though every other blogger has long since posted her Christmas pictures, I'm just now getting around to it. Since I'm late, I thought I'd throw in New Years Eve too.
We started a new tradition: looking at Christmas lights in our pajamas. With a side trip to Lowes to embarrass the tweens.
Traditional Ladies-of-the-family Christmas Eve Tea
Christmas Eve with my husband's side of the family
Christmas morning brunch at our house. My daughter set the table and did a beautiful job. The only time of the year I use my fine china.
Christmas morning "thank you" hugs. Melt. my. heart.
Each of the kids received a jumbo Nutella from my mom. It said, "not for mom." She knows me too well. ;)
I love this picture of my parents, soaking up the joy of watching their family and still holding hands after all these years.
My mom found my brother's childhood baseball card collection and wrapped it up for him. What a fun gift! And now he could probably pay his house off by selling them on ebay.
A typical response when I open a great gift. This one was FAB.U.LOUS. My first (ever) Coach purse. Love. it.
My handsome man with his one-of-a-kind Steelers hat signed by Troy Polamalu (think Head and Shoulders commercial) We could probably pay off our house if we sold it. Which we won't.
My mom's beautiful mantle ... to go with a beautiful day.
We kept New Year's Eve to a minimum this year. We typically have a huge party, but this year we needed to keep it intimate. Somehow the food supply didn't get the memo.
I host and she brings the fun stuff. I like this plan!
Happy New Year