Monday, December 26, 2011

Scenes from Christmas Day

I was SO spoiled this Christmas.

{A beautiful blog friend mailed me this gorgeous knitted cowl. Thanks so much Michelle! I cannot wait to rock it and when I do, I will be sure to post a picture for you}




My favorite gifts were:

{A pizza roller pin from my sister who was sick of watching me use an empty wine bottle to roll my pizza dough}



{Adele's CD from my SIL. So excited to play this CD over and over again}



{A dessert cookbook from my MIL that way I can start to bake in 2012}



{And so much more but I don't want to appear too obnoxious by mentioning it all. But can I say that I really like stocking gifts. I never did it growing up and didn't start until I met Sean. I love it}


{But hubs topped it off with this gift}




{Yes, I am a tad bit obsessed. I cannot wait to wear it with my new cowl}


{Any who, here's some scenes from Christmas Day}



{Absolutely in love with her. Now if only Fella would come out when she is out}






{I made two lasagnas for Christmas dinner and they were such a hit. My family in law gave me so many compliments on it and I'm happy that others besides Sean and I understand that you do not need to use Ricotta Cheese to have lasagna :)}




{My delicious plate}



{My gorgeous niece, Nadiyah, who lovingly told me that I am her best friend and that she wishes she can have a baby sister who is just like me. Does it get any sweeter than that?}




{I also realized that I didn't take any pictures of the rest of the family. Shame on me}


These are my favorite cookies of all time. It is seasonal so I can only purchase them during the holidays. So on November 1st, I get on their website and order tons of star cookies. I won't say that I ordered 5 boxes and there is only 1.5 left. Anyway, are you ready for a story regarding these cookies? Well, here goes.


My sisters and I always bought these cookies growing up. There was this grocery store that sold a cookie for 5 cents each and it was definitely a favorite. One day my sisters and I got to talking and we suddenly had a craving for these cookies. We hadn't had them for years. We went to the grocery store and they no longer sold it. In fact, the store was owned by a new owner so we couldn't get the information about the infamous star cookie. For about 4 years my sisters and I searched high and low on the Internet to find them.

One day, I get home and there is a package at my door. I see it is from my older sister and I'm surprised because there was no occasion. I open them and inside laid these cookies. I cried my eyes out. I could not believe that she had found them.

Moving on, after dinner we went to Sean's aunt's house for dessert where I brought my red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and green sprinkles and Oreo Truffles. Can you guess which ones Nadiyah helped me with? :)





{Then when we got home, I enjoyed a glass of Red Cat wine, staring at our Christmas tree and Izabella. She was entertained for hours with the big bone she got in her Christmas stocking}



{I think the bone wore her out}




{Is anyone else super sad to put away their Christmas decorations? I am. I am going to hold off until New Years Day and then quite possibly shed a tear or two}






Well, that's my Christmas Day in a nutshell. Hope you all had incredible Christmases too! xoxoxo

39 comments:

Valerie Griffin said...

Love those boots! I've been eyeing them in black or grey!

Nancy said...

What a precious post. I love all of your gifts, but most of all, the story of the cookies & how your sister sent them to you. I love the bond you have with your sisters!!
So glad you & Sean had a great holiday. Your lasagna looks DIVINE. Do you bake it with cottage cheese instead of ricotta? I would love your recipe!
I'm gonna be sad taking the trees & decor down, too :(
I think I will wait until next weekend though. :)

Jin said...

it looks like you were very blessed this Christmas! I LOVE your Hunter boots...super cute!

xo

jin

CC [AKA Frugalista] said...

Looks like you had a great X mas filled with some great presents and great food too. Looking forward to a pic of you rocking the boots.

Becky [This Road Called Vida] said...

Those are definitely awesome gifts!! Especially the boots! I've wanted a pair of those since forever, but won't be getting them because I'd rarely put them to use in Cali. Blah! =) Your niece IS beautiful! ... and that lasagna looks delicious! You go girl!! I need to try making lasagna sometime... It's one of my favorite things to eat. Glad your Christmas was merry!

What I Did Today said...

I cannot believe it's already over! I loved the story about the star cookies. Your niece is beautiful! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

Looks like a great Christmas! You have the star cookies! That's a tradition in our family too, we always have a box of them around during the holidays. They are pretty easy to find in PA.

Kim said...

Cute boots! I love stocking gifts, too. You feel like you're done opening presents, and then there's a whole stocking full of fun little things to be opened!

Jenna said...

What a full and fantastic Christmas! I can't believe you used to use an old wine bottle for dough- that is so funny! :) I love it! Glad you have an actual roller now.

And we are boot twins! I have the same pair of Hunter boots in green, and I love them! I like to wear inserts in them during the winter and avoid Ugg boots all year long!

Mandy Bogdan said...

Sounds and looks like you had an amazing Christmas! Love the new boots- super cute! And love all the pics of our adorable niece- she’s too much posing! lol
Glad y’all had an amazing Christmas! You def. got a lot of great gifts!

Pegster said...

Looks like you definitely had a great Christmas. Your niece is so freaking adorable and so sweet

annesabine said...

OOh, I love those boots! Don't forget to get the socks too!

MellyB said...

Beautiful. Really, really lovely. And I'm talking bout the boots Faith.

The whole day looks wonderful. And lasagna without ricotta, whaa.....? But we have it on Christmas eve too. And now I want some and will bust out the left overs. Thanks for that.

I hate taking down the decorations. My house looks so bare that Jared threatens to hunt down the effer that robbed us and make him pay. And that makes me feel better.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Oh I love your green Hunters! Super Cute. These pictures are wonderful, looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Lil' Woman said...

What a wonderful Christmas you guys had and woot woot for the new boots, very nice.

P.S. Love all the pics with the new cam.

Morgan said...

I need a rolling pin too!! I use a glass to roll out everything and it's so annoying, haha. What a wonderful time with family - your food looks so tasty!

Carlie said...

Looks like a great Christmas! Cute boots!

Jemima said...

loved all your pictures and your gifts looks like you had a swell christmas, bless your heart dear!

Monique said...

Faith you have me craving some lasagna! Wow lady, your cowl and Hunter boots make a great outfit. Green is such a great color! Go Sean he's so good at buying you gifts. You niece is super cute. I loved catching up on your Christmas posts!

Nellie said...

Love the boots!! and um your niece is freaking adorable, can I have her? :)

Dana said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Love the boots.

ruthy ann said...

great boots! love the pics :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Delight post and so many pretty presents, too. And what an adorable daughter you have, too.
I simply adore those Green boots.
xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Meant niece not daughter. lol.

toi said...

All that goodness of food, it looks a lot like Merry Christmas to me.

Love the hunter boots, I have the same but in red. I am obsessed with my too, LOL.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous pictures! Loving all of them. What is red cat wine??? How have I never heard of this??? Your lasagna, cupcakes and cookies all look so yummy. I would eat them all if I could. I so should have eaten breakfast this morning. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas Faith, and it looks like you did!

XOXO

Jamie said...

Hunter wellies?!? Lucky!

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you had a great Christmas!

I love the dessert cookbook! Brian would love that (well, eating the desserts anyway!) and the scarf is so cute! I've been trying to find one similar to that in stores (chunky infinity scarf)!

Wishing you a VERY Happy New Year! :)

Lauren

http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Desi said...

I love your outfit! That blue shirt looks gorgeous on your, plus I love those boots! Oh and your niece is adorable in her santa outfit. I wish I had taken Christmas photos! I'm slackin!!! Hope you and your fam had a very merry Christmas, Faith!

Dilan Dilir said...

you´ve got awsome stuff :D

Amy said...

the pic of your food is making me so so hungry right now. guess i should run to the hospital cafeteria and grab a bite to eat although it is not going to look as appetizing as your Christmas dinner!

Tunes and Spoons said...

GO HUSBAND!!!! He got you Hunters!!! He wins. Hands down. And yes...we do all need a Diane in our lives.

Happy New Year!

The Mrs.! said...

Wow! What a beautiful Christmas!! Love your tree!! Glad we're new bloggy friends!

Jen S. said...

Looks like you got some great gifts! I LOVEE Adele!

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

My Dream Ring said...

The food looked so YUMMY!!! Love all your gifts especially that knitted cowl!!! FAB!!

Jessica Renee said...

You got some really great gifts! I'm glad you had such a nice time with your family :) And the food looks sooo good!

Kathy C. said...

Your Christmas looks uneventful! Glad you were able to spend time with your family...and love your gifts!! Adele is amazing!!!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Clearly I am catching up on your posts right now... haha. And I just wanted to say:

ahhhhhhhh!!! I JUST ordered the red Hunters TODAY! So freakin excited. Are they everything you hoped they would be?! EEEEeeeee!!!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Clearly I am catching up on your posts right now... haha. And I just wanted to say:

ahhhhhhhh!!! I JUST ordered the red Hunters TODAY! So freakin excited. Are they everything you hoped they would be?! EEEEeeeee!!!