Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's the holiday season!!

Well Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!! What a wonderful holiday season it has been! Jonas and I work our tails off and we needed an excuse to wind down. It was so nice to RELAX!!

These are a few of my favorite things!

Christmas Decorations: If I could keep up my Christmas decorations year round I would. I feel like it makes my home so much more homey. I love crafting and decorating so Christmas allows me to embrace that dork in me! I love our Christmas tree! I am pretty pleased how it turned out. I really wanted our tree to reflect our blessings that we are not deserving of! We have such a GRACIOUS savior and it is because of Him we can rejoice in life all year long!

Christmas Parties: Who doesn't love a good celebration?? We had the joy of attending a tacky sweater party. Jonas proudly wore his $25 Christmas sweater that he got at JcPenney (he is one of those people who legitimately love their sweaters). Everyone else proudly wore their $2 Christmas sweaters from the local thrift stores. Jonas' friend Landon was the most festive of all. We also had the privilege of hosting a White Elephant party! Let me tell you...I love hosting parties! It once again gives me the excuse to let my creativity loose! We had a packed apartment and there are still dishes that haven't been cleaned. It was all worth it!

Of course there was Catch Phrase played.

Jonas one upping everyone with tales from Spring Break 03 in Iraq.

Christmas Pictures: Truly blessed to have such a talented friend in Jillian Zamora. She has a customer for life! I can honestly say I am looking forward to yearly Christmas pictures. It is such a blessing to be able to see the changes from year to year. Here are a few of my favorites from our FIRST Christmas pictures!!

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.
~Christina Rossetti

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