holiday catch up

Gosh, it's been busy around here. Between work initiatives, holiday parties, shopping, wrapping, and being a mom, there wasn't much time left over. I'm going to try and do some catch up within the next few days. We had a lovely Christmas holiday, and especially enjoyed starting new traditions with our kids. (first year with kid(s) in the plural!) As always, I enjoyed decorating and wrapping, and let E get in and help a little.

This year I used a lot of newspaper for wrapping. I just love that it's easy to come by, and acts as an empty canvas.

to see what was inside, go here.
I love making gift wrap personal. My dad's always been a wayfarer guy, and my mom used to sport sweet little cateyes.

Neighbor gifts.
and this year's Christmas card.

We had so much fun with our trusty tripod and our living room couch. :)

make gif Happy Holidays!


.kaitlyn. said...

fun neighbor gift and clever newspaper wrapping! so creative!

kaitlin {bee-loved} said...

oh my goodness i love the little gif of you getting a kiss on the cheek, so precious!

Momma Miles said...

So fun! I love the couch pictures. Those are the best kind. When i think "oh I don't have time to be fun and crafty" you remind me that it doesn't take THAT much time... Good job enjoying that cute family and this perfect time of year!

She Loves The Color Pink said...

Cute wrapping and family pictures!!!

Emily said...

i love all of your wrapping! so creative. your christmas pictures are so cute, especially the last one!

Heidi Jo said...

i wish you lived next door, i'd hire you to do my wrapping! lovely family---hope it was a very special fisrt christmas for your pretty baby!

Jessi said...

Love your blog! I totally can't keep away! What an adorable family you have. And I think I actually know some of them because you posted about losing your cousin Gabe a while ago. . . and I work with Gabe's dad Tyler and am good friends with his aunt, Katie. Small world... And I am so sorry about sweet Gabe. He was such a good kid and really had such a bright future.

Well, I'll be back again and again to your cute blog. I'd love for you to check my blog out sometime. I actually came to one of ISLY's thrift-a-thons and have met you in person, but I had just gotten pregnant and felt like poop so I was totally anti-social that day. But I sure thought you were adorable!


Aleyta said...

You are so adorable!!

Melissa said...

Happy Christmas, Sarah!!

Your family is SOOO beautiful! Love the animated gif at the bottom.

Happy New Year, too!

Kristal said...

These are the cutest family pics!