Friday, December 31, 2010

our blessed christmas

 our christmas was filled with
bellies stuffed with wonderful food
good conversation
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!!!


Jihee said...

Looks like you had a warm & sweet Christmas! The room for your girls is so lovely and wonderful! And they are so adorable as always. :)

I hope you had a great year and all the best in 2011 for you and your family!

Brandi said...

Jozen, I think you and your family are positively magical. A playroom and a trip to see Seussical? That sounds like so much fun! I'm so glad you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. May 2011 bring many more blessings your way! Happy New Year!

Meg said...

oh my goodness, that kitchen set is so ridiculously cute (and so are your girls)!! i bet they are loving it! glad to hear you had such a wonderful Christmas! hope your new years eve is fantastic!

hana said...

The playroom is too cute!
I think a special date is better than a present any day :)
Happy New Year!

sharonlei said...

Awww Jozen! What a fun filled Christmas holiday you and your family shared. :) I love the kitchen you and your hubby got your girlies. My friend bought her daughter that same kitchen last year for Christmas. It's so cute!!

Well, I hope 2011 will bring your lots of fun, love, and joy!! And maybe it'll bring me to you too. hee hee. We shall see and I will definitely let you know. Huges!

xx Love & Aloha
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Becky said...

what a wonderful december! Loving your yellow gifts. We've had a kitchen for the girls since Katie was 2 and they still play with it every day -- no joke, it was the best toy investment we've made! Love the messy cupcake faces, those are the best.

Happy New Year!

projectvee said...

what a heartwarming christmas :)
hope you have a lovely evening ringing in the new year,

Chika-san said...

Ah! I love, LOVE, LOOOOVE that cute little kitchen set! Where did you get that! If that was real I would be all over it!


Erin said...

That kitchen set is to die for, super cute! Love the cupcakes, are those the one you can use dry erase markers and draw sprinkles on? My daughter got some but i haven't taken them out of the package yet. Ha.

Super cute blog.


Alely L. said...

what an adorable playroom! looks like a room in a pottery barn magazine! gotta love that! even i want to play in it! happy new year friend!

Elisse said...

That kitchen set is so sweet! I bet your girls have so much fun there :)

Happy New Year, Jozen!!! Hope to hang out with you more this year :D

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh my!! the playroom is sooo clean and neat and adorable!!!! and you got some great gifts too!! happy 2011 friend!!!

Small Burst said...

what a great play room. my daughter would be all over it! glad you had a wonderful christmas and i wish you and your family a spectacular 2011.

and flowers pick themselves said...

adorable! happy 2011!

xo Alison

cArLa said...

that is the best playroom around! your girls are so lucky!

Christy said...

hi there, thanks for stopping by my page too. i like that cute pink kitchen set you gave for your little girls =) well, belated happy new year and take cares.

Eleni said...

Such lucky girls, all three of you! This was the best Christmas ever for me, because it was the first one my man and I spent together, just the two of us, so your Christmas date with your hubby sounds like a good tradition to me! Best wishes for a Happy New Year for you and your lovely little family x