I survived days without computer access. How many of you can say that? I stayed the night at my mom’s last night, and she has a computer. Woo Hoo!!! So…while she’s in the kitchen making me a fresh pot of coffee (isn’t it nice to go back home?), I’m going to blog.
I thought you might like to see some pictures of my mom’s Christmas decor.
I left my camera at my in-law’s, so I used my mom’s. Her camera wouldn’t let me take different shots, so they’re pretty basic. I wish you could get the full effect of the tree.
The best picture I could get of this wreath had to be blurry. Bummer. It’s pretty.
My best friend and I have spent every Christmas together since we were born. (He’s also my first cousin.) He moved down to Florida in August, and it was my understanding that because of the new move, he wouldn’t be up for Christmas this year. You can imagine my surprise when he came out from the kitchen when I got to my mom’s. I screamed, I cried…what a great present!
A tradition for us is that my mom reads “The Night Before Christmas” (we celebrate on Christmas Eve) and then we open presents. Great picture, eh?
I’ll be back soon!
I am glad to see you back. What a nice surprise to have your cousin/bff home for Christmas. I am glad that everything went well. Your mom’s home is gorgeous as always. I can’t wait to see yours again.
Looks like you had a great time! 🙂
Great pics! I love your Moms tree and your grandparents are precious!!! Be safe on your way home and have fun cleaning! Thats what I will be doing today.
I just happen to come across your blog from another one and glad I did! I will be back to visit again later when I have more time! Love your style 🙂
What a fantastic Christmas!
Mom Taxi Julie says
Isn’t it great to be with family you love! Your cousin is sooo cute!
Valarie Lea says
Love all the pictures! Have a great time with your guests. 🙂
Prissy Southern Prep says
I am loving the pictures! Adorable!
Merry Christmas! Looks like you had a wonderful celebration. Your mom’s tree is really pretty. Thanks for sharing!
Glad you had a wonderful time, Merry Christmas!
Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says
Looks like a perfect Christmas to me…lots of family, friends, and fun! Those alpaca wool accessories … too funny! Your grandparents are precious… and so are you! Glad you had a Merry Christmas.
Miss(es) Canadian Pie says
Thanks for sharing the pix of your holiday. I just love taking a peek at others lives. :o) You’re so darn pretty. Enjoy the time with your fam!
Aww, I just love your family photos. I love how your daughter is clasping her hands together as your mom reads to her!
Thanks for sharing!
We have the same tradition of reading TNBC and then opening new pj’s (my mom wanted us in cute pj’s for pictures every year!)
What a fun surprise to have your best friend there too!
Happy housecleaning! We are doing the same without the guests coming. My house is getting a major overhaul!
Diane@A Picture is Worth.... says
I enjoyed your mom’s tree. Has she stopped blogging?
Your pictures are great, and you and hubby make a cute couple!
Great pictures! Merry Christmas 🙂
Jodee Leader says
It looks like you had a great Christmas. Your grandparents are just too cute!
So glad you’re having fun and family time! Happy New Year!!
I missed you!
Looks like you had a great time though!
M.L. @ The House of Whimsy says
Oh my goodness…tell your Mom I LOVE her tree. Now I know where you get so much of your Pizazz!!!
These family photos are adorable. Your Pop and Grandma are SO cute. I’m sorry to hear about your daddy passing on. Mine’s been gone for eight years. How nice to be reminded by this beautiful season that we will see them again. : )
I’m glad you had a great Christmas! I love seeing everyone’s pictures! What a great surprise from your cousin!!
Cali Girl says
your grandpa is sooooo cute!!!!!
what a great christmas! thanks for sharing pics of your family. you look beautiful in these shots!
LOVE your mom’s tree. I would loved to have seen your face when your cousin came in! Surprises are so much fun.
Your whole family is just too cute, Chris. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!
Susie Harris says
What an awesome family you have! My Mom lives about 13 hours away and she does have a computer BUT… no service. What! I know crazy but she says she is afraid she will catch a virus and it will kill her computer. The last trip up I didnt even know what a blog was must less have one of my very own. We need to get her up to date so I can go for a visit, hehe. Really its best she doesnt have service that way its more family time. Take care and enjoy your sweet ones!
Gina @ Six in the Country says
I just love your blog! I finally got around to adding your button to my list of faves. Hope you have a wonderful new year!
Mimi Sue says
Looks like lots of fun. Tell your mom she needs to post more often! I’d love to see more. Mimi
Glad your holidays are merry and bright!
Super cute family photos!
Love your family pics!!!!
Hi Chris ~ what wonderful pictures. Your mom’s tree is just gorgeous! I love the wool hats…too cute!
Glad you had a great Christmas!
Our Complete Family says
Glad you got some online time!
Looks like Christmas Eve was an awesome time for you guys!
Happy cleaning for your guests hun!
Happy day wishes~ Les
Amy from Texas says
Nice to take a break and hang with family. Glad you had a happy Christmas:-)
The Golf Widow says
My daughter and my nephew are both 8(4weeks apart)and best friends. I hope it lasts a lifetime!!! 🙂
Looks like you had a great Christmas! I love the pictures with your family, moments to cherish!