Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Happy Lately List

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Hello dear friends!  Did you have a happy Christmas?  I sure hope so!  My time with my family was incredible, and I'm still sad its over.  I have about 3,000 pictures to edit from our time together, but until then, I thought I'd post a Happy Lately List, holiday style!  Without further ado, here's whats made me happy lately...

Having my family in Chicago for the holidays.
Playing holiday hostess for the first time.
Laughing with my little brother till my stomach hurts.
Caramel brulee lattes.  Worth all the 9543 calories.
Lazy breakfasts with the family.
Watching Home Alone and knowing every single word, song, and sound effect.
Silent Night accapella.  It never fails to bring tears to my eyes.
Sledding on Christmas day amongst the ten year olds.
Christmas cookie decorating.
My new music collection, courtesy of my little bro who works hard to keep his sister hip and up to date.
Hearing Matt and Ryan laugh together.
Surprise carolers.
Working retail during the holidays.
Thoughtful gifts.
The message at our Christmas Eve service.  God is my Everlasting Father who loves me without fail, without waver, and without question.  Pretty powerful.
Our little Christmas tree.  Small yet mighty.
Snuggling extra close to Matt when the covers don't seem to cut it.
Homemade hot chocolate.
Having a white Christmas for the first time since I was a little girl.

Hope everyone has a happy Monday, hopefully I'll be back later tonight with pictures from the past week!


Alivia said...

Love this list- I think it's my favorite! I'm sure you were a lovely Christmas hostess & I'm so glad you had fun :) Merry Christmas!

Ashley Stone said...

mmm that latte sounds yummy! And I LOVE Home Alone, haha!!!

Stephanie said...

I love this list, it's what Christmas is all about! You have painted a beautiful picture with your words!

Kinsey Michaels said...

it must have been a blast hosting your family. i can picture you being a marvelous hostess, based on your amazing decorating skills!
glad you had fun!!

Glitterista said...

Merry Christmas! Wonderful list--I'm glad you had a great holiday with your family. :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

I love Home Alone!! Sounds like a perfect Holiday! Mine came and went much too quickly :(

DrBabyMamaDrama said...

Lovely. And caramel lattes are worth every single calorie.

Anonymous said...

I love your Happy Lately Lists! I am totally stealing your idea for my blog post today b/c I have SO many things to be happy about :) I hope you don't mind! And, if you do, please tell me!!