our christmas was filled with
bellies stuffed with wonderful food
quality time with family and friends
and many, many thoughtful gifts
i am truly blessed with so many
wonderful people in my life who spoiled me!
my girls gave me the lovely yellow tea kettle
and my mom and sisters gave me the yellow kitchenaid mixer
the only thing better than receiving lovely gifts is giving them!
this year we gave the girls
a space just for them
their very own play room!
they love to play "house" so we decided to get them
their very own kitchen set
they spend hours and hours in there, just letting their
imaginations run wild
my hubby and i decided not to exchange gifts this year
instead, the day after christmas we took off--just the two of us
for a day trip down south to one our of favorite cities: seattle
it was lovely, spending the whole day with each other, just the two of us
we enjoyed good conversation during our 2 hour car ride there and back
did a little shopping... did some great eating... but mainly just enjoyed being with each other.
that same day, zoe and pia were enjoying their christmas present
from their tata and tikko (what they call my sister and her bf)
my sister was generous enough to take these two lucky girls to see a musical!
after the show, they were treated to cupcakes and hot chocolate
when we picked them up, they wouldn't stop
talking about it and they have been wearing
their souvenir hats all day!
|still in their pj's!|
i love that my sister gave them an "experience" to enjoy
the holidays aren't quite over just yet...
it's new years eve tonight!
we don't have big plans... just an evening in with family and friends
just the way we like it!
how ever you decide to ring in the new year--with a big bang or with a quiet evening in
from my family to yours---happy 2011!!!