Happy Sunday

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
We had a lovely Sunday,
beginning with church.
We go to a church called Eleven22.
We Love it!
If you live in the Jacksonville area,
I would love you to come and sit with me.

The kids came over in the afternoon for some relaxing by the river.
The girls were matching so we had to take a picture.

Oh how I love my family. 

Hope you have a great week.
I just know it's going to be a good one.

Sweet Moments

We all love Kristen's new prince.
He is the perfect fit for our family.
Like he's been here all along.
Uncle Felix brings the new 
American Girl catalog to life with Abi.

I love when she asks him questions like,
"did you put a true love potion on Aunt Kristen?"
or this one,
"Aunt Kristen, 
how did you find your prince?"

One last Abi-ism...
she asked mommy why she was sad.
Danielle told her she in fact, was not sad.
She then asked,
"well then, why aren't you singing?"

Good point.

All In The Family

We spend Christmas Eve at my parents every year.
I am thrilled that we were able to get a family photo.

I look at it and see how truly blessed 
we are to have each other.
Thank You Lord!

Christmas On The River

I love Christmas!
I love decorating and baking and shopping and giving.
This year was extra special 
because we are in our new home on the river.
The traditional tree that I've been loving all my life 
just wouldn't do.
It wouldn't look right in this house.

It took me a jiffy to know I was going with teal.
I'm very decisive,
ask anyone.

I put this tree up a few days after Thanksgiving.
I didn't want to take it down.

I grabbed my camera just before I took it down
so the presents are long gone.
In retrospect,
I wish I would have cleaned out the fireplace.
No worries,
I cropped out the soot and ashes.
That's how I love you.

I added fresh branches to the fireplace mantle.
It shedded needles everywhere but the smell was well worth it.

I found lots of wonderful ornaments at Belk.
I love Belk.

Found some more at At Home.
Have you been there?
It is my new favorite store.
Good thing it's 45 minutes down the road.

Found out recently we are getting an IKEA!

I got the sailboat soon after we moved in.
It blends in with any of my decorating.

Same with the mirror.
Found it at Kirklands.

I scattered ball ornaments everywhere.

I'm late to the game with this blog.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!