Merry Christmas friends! I am sitting here relaxing and realized I haven’t blogged in what seems like forever. Life and work have been so busy these last couple of months have just flown by. But today I thought I would share a personal post on some fun traditions we have at our house….
First, the Nutcracker. Every year since I was 3 years old, my mom and I have attended together. It is something I look forward to every year; especially now since I have two sweet little girls who love it as much as I do. We went this past Sunday to Blumenthal Theatre and we took Steven’s mom too! She grew up in a house full of boys and didn’t get to do all the fun girly things so we love including her on this fun family tradition.
Even though I have been to the Nutcracker many times, I really think this years performance was the best! Before the show started we had brunch and then we skipped around uptown taking some pictures
This is my attempt at getting a picture of them together….right….
Ellie is so serious. all. the. timei mean, melt my heart….5 seconds of them getting along captured on film. it’s a christmas miraclethese pictures of Ellie just make my jaw drop….she is so beautiful…yea i am biased and then there is my beautiful sweet Lilly looking WAY to grown up here! fyi, that is my lipstick tattoo on her arm, she didn’t want to take it off! hamy sweet momma with Ellie and momma in law with Lillyi love everything about this…my favorite partafterwards we went to a reception where the girls got to meet a lot of the cast! they got autographs and pictures, it was so fun! here they are with Clara and the Prince
Then Christmas Eve. Usually there is no special tradition but we pulled the camera out and took some pics of the kids in their cute pj’s with our 4 legged kiddos too…
you can tell who our animal lover is….my favorite ornament we have is one I painted after Ellie was born, with her footprint at 1 week old and Lilly’s handprint at 2.5 years old.Marlon thinks he is an attack dog with Lola, he gets very jealous. hai love Marlon’s face in this picture. Steven is trying to get him to howl and obviously Marlon wants nothing to do with itwhy yes i wear a leopard print onesie…and not just for Christmassome of my favorite ornaments on our treei walked upstairs to put the girls to bed and they were making Christmas cards for everyone…i love their hearts.Even though it won’t be cute for long, I love Lilly’s lack of spelling….oh and Christmas toes….
Hope you all have an amazing Christmas with friends and family!