Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Trees and Gingerbread Houses

Happy Christmas season to you all!  My goodness, it's been a busy month for us.  I love it.  My brother and his wife came to visit from sunny Florida and we had such a great time with them this weekend.  They moved down there just about a year ago and we miss them tremendously, so it was such a treat to have time to catch up and hang out.  I feel utterly blessed to have such a great family as my siblings and I are all really close.  I just adore them immensely.  

We put our tree up last weekend and made some gingerbread houses so I hope you enjoy the photos. 
The girls are really getting into the Christmas spirit this year.  Pumpkin Pie has been in full swing now for a few years...really "getting it" and reveling in the excitement of counting down to Christmas Eve.  Little Button is feeding off of that excitement like a little sponge.  

We always break out the eggnog for the first time during the tree decorating.  

I scored this little ceremic gem at a garage sale, I love it! 
We had one when I was young..vintage Christmas is what I live for..

Hopefully the cat doesn't try to eat the tinsel as we all know what happens with that...

Pumpkin Pie's Masterpiece.  

J joined in on the fun and his is to the right.  

My little A-frame, wasn't working out so well. :)

Little Button loved hers a little too much and it crashed down with the weight of all of her love :}

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to have the chance to spend the day in New York City with some friends and had just the most amazing time.  I just can't describe the incredible energy I feel down there when I visit and it is especially buzzing with Christmas cheer this time of year.  Magical, really.
Pictures to follow! 

I hope you're all having an a amazing day.  Today's also the first day of Hannukah so a very Happy Hannukah to you as well.  :)



  1. Hi Farrah, wow, the tree is beautiful! And the gingerbread houses too, and they look delicious! Can't you e-mail me one? ;-D. Have great Holiday days with your family! xx

    1. Yes, one is on it's way now, Night Owl ;) Happy Holidays to your family as well! xo

  2. Hello from Spain: I really like your Christmas photos. Lovely photos in your house. Merry Christmas. Keep in touch

  3. Your tree is beautiful! We also put ours up last weekend. My daughters both do most of it -- I supervise! We are hosting my family's Christmas gathering right after Christmas, so I will have like 16 houseguests for a couple of days! We are trying to get everything ready! So grateful for my daughters as they are such a big help in all of the planning, cleaning and getting ready. I do love Christmas, but it was so much more magical when they were little girls! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy your little ones!

    1. Wow, Phyllis...16 house guests...that sounds like fun! I love having people stay with us. It's so fun to chit-chat into the night and wake up and have brunch together...so much fun. Your daughters sound so sweet and I'm sure they still get a thrill out of the Christmas season and will really enjoy all of the company! -Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! :) xo