Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day 2013

The kids were SO excited to wake up super early and run downstairs to see what Santa brought for them!  It was great to sit back with Alex in our pi's and just watch all the excitement in their eyes!  I love Christmas through my children's eyes - amazing!

We hung around in our pi's all day and just enjoyed each other and ate the day away.  For Christmas dinner course 1 there was homemade manicotti, meats and cheese and a cucumber tomato salad! We ate in the formal dining room with the formal Christmas China and good silver in our PJ's!!  Our second course was next veal Marsala and sides!  Then we had dessert!

We had the greatest Christmas and I feel beyond blessed this year!  Can't wait to head down to Florida tomorrow to see all our Florida peeps!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

Our photo shoot before Church-

Time to sprinkle our reindeer food so they know where to come on in for a landing!

Cookies and milk for Santa!

It took AJ FOREVER to fall asleep this year and when she finally did, Santa came!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Cookies!

I love baking Christmas cookies and so do my little loves!

This year we made chocolate chip coconut, pignoli nut and thumbprint cookies and they were all a huge success and very delicious! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy 36th Alex!

Today I am wishing you the happiest birthday ever! We've been though the best, the worst and everything in-between but knowing we've done it together is what makes my life worth living! We have grown up together and I look forward to growing old together too! Very proud of you and the amazing husband and father you are - so lucky you are mine! Love you and can't wait to celebrate all our blessings later!

Here is the meal fit for my king! Bruschetta, sausage stuffed mushrooms, creamed spinach and veal scallopini with lemon wine sauce - all his favorites all homemade by me!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and I am so glad it's here.  We picked out our tree and decorated the house and have spent night after night hanging around the tree listening to Christmas music and just enjoying being a family!  We got our tree at the Kinsey Family Farm, had a visit with Santa and have taken a bunch of holiday pics and are filled with spirit!  Can't wait for Christmas Eve and Christmas and then we leave for SUNNY, WARM FLORIDA to ring in 2014!!!!