Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas! Here at my house I felt so blessed to have all three of my children, as well as my husband all at home. It was for just a short time, but I was super thankful for it. Over the years we have spent many, many Christmases apart due to the nature of my husbands work, so it never escapes me just what a blessing it is to have him at home with us. The kids are all mostly grown, so work schedules don’t always allow for time off around the holidays, so I was just so super thankful to have them all here.

Our Christmas card!!! I love it so much!

I do what any good mother of grown people would do when my children come home; I feed them huge, copious amounts of delicious home cooked meals and let them sleep in. There was Sausage gravy with biscuits, eggs benedict, ham biscuits, shrimp cocktail, Cinnamon rolls and a crazy good leg of lamb. It’s sneaky I know, but this ensures that they continue to keep the time brief in between visits. A mom has to do what a  mom has to do!

Christmas morning!

These are them. We love them so much!

We had a great time, and we even were able to use Face Time to be with our family back in Virginia during their traditional Christmas Eve party! Technology is amazing. What a time to be alive.

In other news, I have been slogging through blogger hell. Please forgive my recent lack of posts.  Not long ago I realized that I needed to change blogging platforms <insert scary music here>.

To prevent your eyes from glazing over, I’ll just stop right there and tell you that: I’ve been doing that. And it was soul sucking and painful. However, thanks to the people at WP Beginner, it. is.done. And now I can get on with life and with blogging! YAY! So,  I am back up, ready to roll and I am super excited about 2017!

Here are just a few pictures from our home this year.

                               CHRISTMAS 2016

Winstons First christmas

Winstons first christmas! He was pretty jazzed about the whole thing.

 

 

The 12 foot tree! I love how it turned out.

 

We crafted Christmas stockings this year!

My daughter, Savannah is super creative. She talked me into CRAFTING <shudder> Look how great they turned out! All the stockings hung above the fireplace !

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Melissa

 

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4 Comments

  1. December 29, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Good luck changing platforms! There is nothing better than having everyone home for the holidays… and then having them all leave 😀 but having them all leave happy and satisfied!

    • melissa
      December 29, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Susie! Hope that you and yours had a great holiday as well! And HOPEFULLY….my site is completely migrated now. Oh my gosh! What a terrifying pain that was! Happy New Year!

  2. January 1, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Winston is so adorable! :]!! I can’t wait til I’m in a place to adopt a dog! <3!

    Best of luck to you in changing platforms, and I hope you have a wonderful new year!

    • melissa
      January 1, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you Farrah! Happy New Year to you! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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