Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Joy of Christmas

The true joy of Christmas to me is making memories that we will never forget - especially now that Sheila is a little bit older and able to have some fun with the holiday.

Making cookies...

Decorating the tree...

Need some help from Daddy for the high branches...Sheila had so much fun decorating the tree. And very proud of all of her ornament placements.

A ride into the city for brunch at one of our favorite spots, Sabrina's.

And then a family outing over to Czerw's to pick up kielbasa and other Polish delights for Christmas at Mom Mom's. You can't see that well in this photo, but we were in a 3 hour line to get into Czerw's. You can see the sign in the photo below and that's where we started in line.

Family outing to my brother's house...Sheila loves to hang with her cousins.

Our tree on Christmas Eve...

Our attempt at a family photo on Christmas Eve...oh boy.

Writing our note to Santa...

And the magic of Christmas morning. The new wooden blocks from Santa are a big hit :)

It was a great week of vacation and a great Christmas. I hope you enjoyed your time off with your friends and family. Sheila ended up getting a nasty cold after Christmas so that combined with some snow yesterday I've got some cabin fever over here.

I hope to be back to regular blogging come 2013 and I've got some fun projects to update you on as well.


  1. Glad you had a great Christmas, Holly. Hope Sheila is feeling better. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

  2. Such a magical time with your baby girl. Happy New Year.

  3. So many wonderful memories were made in your home! Looks like you all had such a great christmas season :). And, um, let's talk about that THREE hour wait in line?! OMG!!

  4. She's adorable Holly, loved seeing the beginnings of many years of fun traditions! Your family pics are too sweet! Wishing you all the best in 2013, dear friend!

  5. Happy New Year, Holly!!! Looks like you guys had a fun and wonderful Christmas!!! Sheila is so big and beautiful! Too cute her writing the letter to Santa!! Glad to hear she loves those blocks, that was one of the things on Maura's list that didn't get bought, so maybe I will get them for her myself. 3 hours in line to get Polish food, wow?! (Paul's family is Polish.) Hope Sheila feels better soon. I woke up on Saturday feeling like I got run over by a truck:( This is the worst cold? I've had in a long time...I'm going to bed now, not even going to make it to midnight. And it sucks being sick and prego and not being able to take the medicine you want! Hope you stay healthy;) See you in 2013!!

  6. Happy New Year, Holly! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead with many Sheila moments to cherish! :-)

  7. What a sweet post Holly! I really enjoyed seeing you and your family and your holiday traditions. Looking forward to seeing your new projects in 2013!

    Thanks for all the effort you put into your blog. I know how much hard work it is but I so enjoy it and I know it gives so many readers a lot of inspiration.

    All the best for the new year,



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