Thursday, December 27, 2012

Scenes from Christmas Day

This Christmas, I felt some sadness. I kept on thinking about the families who were crying instead of smiling. This was also the first Christmas without Sean's aunt and I can honestly say that it was not the same. Yes, we still had an amazing time together but I missed her. And when my niece said that she missed Aunt Dede, I wanted to cry. But I couldn't allow those feelings to overshadow the true meaning of Christmas. I tried not to take away from the fact, that in that moment, I was surrounded by people that I love.

Christmas Day is spent with my second family. It's always an amazing time especially since I am slightly obsessed with my niece and nephews. Also helps that my in-laws are the most amazing in-laws ever. I never feel out of place. I thank God that he blessed me with an incredible second family.

My mother in law and I made lasagna for Christmas dinner. I also attempted to make the smores bar that I made for Thanksgiving dinner. Let's just say that it did not go well. I'm not sure what I did wrong but it was horrible. It made its merry way into our trash bin. What a waste of good ingredients! I ended up having to buy muffins at the only store that was opened on Christmas Day. Luckily, they were actually delicious.

This cutie over here calls me her best friend. We had a discussion not too long ago about what our favorite colors were. She said, pink ... I said, green. We had the discussion again on Tuesday. Guess what her favorite color is now?

Alright, I'll stop talking (for now) and share pictures I took on Christmas with my new camera. I have no idea how to use the thing. I have a lot to learn. I started by attempting to read the manual. Too bad there's all this mumbo, jumbo about this and that, that I have no inkling about. It's going to be a long journey.

I could just eat him up.

My nephew has the best afro around; hands down.

Told you I am obsessed.

The lasagna I made for our Christmas dinner. Is it bad to mention that everyone said my lasagna tasted better than my mother in laws?

Two words. His hair.

Sean joined in the drawing game.

{Dress & Earrings: H&M - Tights: Betsy Johnson - Shoes: Zaras - Dog: Humane Society ;)}

After dinner and opening of gifts, we headed to Sean's aunt's house for dessert.

The muffins we had to buy since I clearly showed that I do not know how to follow baking directions, the second time around.

There are some cute kiddos in my family. He loves the camera.

Obviously, someone was not too happy about the picture taking.

All mine!
When we got home we relaxed with a glass of this. Who am I kidding? I don't drink tar.

Too bad we have to wait another year for Christmas.

30 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Glad you had an amazing Christmas with your second family! It's always such a blessing to read how well you all get along. It's so rare these days! Beautiful family too!! :)

Travel_The_World said...

Oh so nice. Good in laws are a blessing. Glad you had a great time with yours.

LWLH said...

Your niece and nephews are the cutest but what I really love, is that white dress.

Take me shopping Faith, make me fabulous, please?!?

Kallee Mae said...

Looks like so much fun, I hope you had a great Christmas!
Kal
www.kalleemae.blogspot.com

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your pics!! You nieces and nephews are just way toooooo cute! And yes - his afro is the best!!!!

I can imagine how disappointed you were when your smores dessert didn't work out - I would cry throwing money away.

Mrs. V said...

You look great, I love that white dress!

Your nephew is so cute!

Sara said...

Your nephews and nieces are so adorable!! Looks like a fantastic and relaxing day! Merry Christmas!!!

Ashley Marie said...

your niece and nephews are SO adorable!

it sounds like an amazing Christmas and yes you are so lucky/blessed to have such amazing in-laws. some have to struggle through relationships and that is exhausting.

YOU look so so great and I just LOVE that white dress! heck I adore your wardrobe period =)

Mandy said...

I think your pics look good! You'll get better at the camera, just keep changing the settings- that's what I do. haha!

Loved your christmas outfit!

And all those kiddos are adorable!!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

Love all the pictures, and that dress? GORGEOUS!! So Christmas is over.. now we have New Years to look forward to. ;)

Tenecia said...

Great pictures!

T.

Carlie said...

There are cute kids in your family! That is a bummer that the dessert didn't work out, but those muffins do look tasty!

Kristen said...

I can see why you're obsessed with them, so cute!! :)

And I love the dress!

Sommer J said...

Sorry CHristmas wasn't the same without the husband's aunt. Great photos and awesome to read your lasagna was better than your MIL LOL. Hope youre enjoying the rest of the week!

YeamieWaffles said...

Sorry to hear about the dessert not being right and about Christmas not feeling the same but I'm glad that the general Christmas consensus was one of joy and happiness and nothing too negative, it looks great from these photos, so cute.

Kay said...

Such sweet pictures! I'm glad you had a Merry Christmas :) I find that with each passing Christmas there's a bit more reality thrown in..and with it comes that bit of sadness of "first Christmas without" someone special in our lives. I'm so sorry again to hear of Sean's aunts' passing. I'm sure she's watching from above and smiling as she watches her lovely family at Christmas.

A Girls Kind of Therapy said...

I am sorry to hear about your Aunt... Christmas is always a hard time when you are missing someone! Glad it turned out ok with you second family. I also love your dress, so cute!

Mal
www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

Cece said...

Bummer about your smore thingys! Next time you'll get it. What a nice Christmas. How great that you have been welcomed into such a great family. That is a good fro! As for the camera....well I haven't figured ours out either but my pics are STILL coming out pretty darn good so I figure I'll get to the manual later.

Melissa said...

Glad you had a great Christmas! All of the kiddos are too cute!

Emily Beth said...

So much love! You have a beautiful family! And I adore that lace dress.

Emily Beth

Ashley R said...

Fabulous dress!! I'm with you- all the fun photos with family never fail to bring a smile to my face. :)

Heather said...

Looks like an awesome Christmas! Your dress is super pretty! I also felt some sadness this year, since it was the first Christmas without my Nana.

Carla said...

Yes to picture heavy posts! I just love them. For your first time using the camera, I think the pictures came out pretty well. Your family is adorable! I'm glad you all had a great Christmas!

Jasmine said...

looks like you had a great day with family and lots of yummy foods!

merry christmas!

Elle to Elle said...

Awe! Looks like a fun time! Your nieces and nephews are adorable!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful pictures!! Love your outfit so much & your lasagna looks divine!!

Desi said...

You look beautiful in that white dress and I love it with the tights. It's been so long since I've worn a dress! And I agree, that is THE best afro I've seen :)

Whitney said...

So glad you got a "big girl" camera!! That's exciting! It took me forever to learn how to use mine and I still don't know how to do everything you can with it. You will learn though! Your pictures are already good! Those pies! YUM! And there are so many cute kids in y'all's family!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

Your nephew definitely has the best afro ever, lol! I'm glad you guys had fun and the pictures came out great sepite not knowing how to use it!

*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas & New Years! :-)