Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scenes from Christmas Day ♥

We came back this afternoon after 4 incredible days in upstate New York with friends and family. We had such a great time and I'm excited to share our time with you all in future posts. First up, Christmas Day!

On Christmas Day, we made the 3.5 hour drive to my in-laws. We woke up rather early and for some reason I had a dream that I left the two lasagnas I made for Christmas dinner, the Oreo truffles and cake I made for dessert. Thankfully that dream did not come true and not one thing was left behind.

I hadn't really been feeling all "holiday" which had me sad since this is my favorite time of year but as soon as I walked through my in-laws doors, I was greeted with the biggest hug from my niece Nadiyah and was quickly transformed. It's amazing how a sweet hug from a child can lift your spirits and remind you what this season is truly about.

Christmas Day was perfect. More than I wanted or expected. The amount of food consumed on this trip was insane and I'm feeling it a lot but it was completely worth it. Every single, calorie ridden bite of food.

I feel so, so blessed to be a part of two amazing families. Here is way more (y'all know how I do by now) than a peek of our Christmas Day.

{We had way too much fun playing a game called Fibber. I probably played the game more than 50 times in our two day span with my in-laws. Nadiyah is obsessed!}

{He said he wanted a picture with me}

{So festive! I was so proud that I made this cake. It tasted amazing too!}

I hope that you all had an amazing time with your love ones as well! Happy (almost) New Year! ♥


Jessica said...

All that food looks amazing! Happy New Year :)

TOI said...

you guys look like you had load of fun :).

Happy new year!

Denise said...

So fun! What a great Christmas, Faith! I think every calorie is worth it during the holidays, whether you're dieting or not haha. everything looks amazing!

Law_Fal said...

Lets not even begin to discuss allllll the calories that have been consumed. But twas the season afterall lol. Glad you had a great Christmas. You look lovely and def enjoyed the photos!!!!!

redwhitebride said...

looks like a great, fun, happy family time... :) happy new year!

Eesh said...

Nadiyah is so pretty! All the kids are adorable.

Those treats look so yum! Those oreo truffles have me salivating! Great job hun.


grace and gratitude said...

awww, you guys look like you had a blast!
merry christmas to you and your family!

Ashley R said...

Such a sweet post. Merry Christmas Faith! Glad you got to celebrate with everyone. Those truffle bite thingy-s looks AMAZING. Definitely worth the calories. :)

Georgina Castellucci said...

That cake is AMAZING Faith!!!!!!! Well done (and SO pinnable it's not even funny!) So happy to hear your heart was filled with Christmas cheer after a hug from your niece! It's true, sometimes kids can just transform the entire mood.


Tenecia said...

Beautiful pictures!


Morg Harp Nich said...

so much richness in these photos!
looks like you all had a great Christmas :)

Anita said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time with your loved ones and daaaaamnnn the brownies look delicious. You've got me craving for them :P. said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas time. Family is so precious during the holidays. Faith I can literally taste those deserts through your pics, Fantastic capture. Have a wonderful 2014.

EmilyJane said...

BOY! You better look at the camera when you take a picture with your auntie! LOL He's like Dominic when he's all engrossed with watching or playing something.

Your Christmas looks amazing! Yes, a childs hug makes a blah or bad day instantly better. Loved all the pictures, & I just gained a million pounds looking at all the food photos ;)

Amy said...

Hugs from little ones are the best! Whose first Christmas ornament is that from 1988? Yours? Hubby's? I love childhood ornaments. I must remember to "borrow" some of mine and hubby's from our parents so I can put them on our tree next year.

Kristen said...

So fun! Love the yummy eats.

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness. I love your cake, your nails and your oreo balls. They are beautiful!!
That is one precious child, for sure.

Jess said...

We all know that calories don't count over the holidays right??

Happy New Year!

Cece said...

glad you found your holiday spirit! Food, wine and family definitely helps. Can't wait to see more about your 4 days with family.

Whitney Cypert said...

That cake looks so delicious!! And so pretty! I have never made a cake that was more than one color, is it hard? Also, I love your nails, red and gold is so pretty together! Glad you had a great time with your family.

Pegster said...

What a great Christmas celebration you had. It always makes me so happy to see pics of your family time, you always look like you are having such an awesome time.

That red cake looks so yummy, I want some. Happy New Year girl

K&R said...

looks like a great christmas.
your niece is so cute!
love these photos, beautiful.
and the treats, i want them!

Life with J and J said...

What a truly Merry Christmas! Love all the yummies! I mentioned you in my Christmas post. I am trying to be more like you as far as taking pics of food :-).
You did all that? Girl, you are talented!!!
Family does make the holidays that much more special. I am glad you got to enjoy yours with your family.

Emmett Katherine said...

I'm glad a trip to your in-laws put you in the holiday spirit :) all that food looks so good! way to many treats!!

Maria said...

what a MERRY chrismtas!!! i love that you take so many photos of so many different things and people. you'll always cherish these photos and memories. okay, that red and green cake - amazing. and oreo truffles?! yes, please! awesome job! your family is beautiful!