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a few of my favorite things

... decorating cookies ... time with cousins ... christmas sweaters ... our town's holiday parade ... chocolate sea salt caramels from trader joe's ... the christmas program at church ... my mom's spode dishes ... still wearing my flip flops ... carols sung round the piano ... ham with dad's applesauce ... santa balls ... hugs from grandma ... homemade cheesecake ... reading the nativity story ... hot cocoa with mini marshmallows ... late-night wrapping ... Bee singing jingle bells ... stockings, finally finished ... scalloped potatoes ... gingerbread men ... C worried about santa ... two excited children running into our bedroom at six in the morning yelling "He came! He came!"

Note: That is not me playing the piano, but my sister-in-law who has been teaching my nephew. They are playing a very sweet duet. Of course I have already signed C up for classes when he gets a little older. More on the stockings a little later.

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Reader Comments (6)

Beautiful post Brooke! (We have the same dishes and I posted yesterday our recap pictures including those plates.) Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

12.28.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

my mom has those plates too.
love that photo o you sister-in-law & nephew playing the piano.

12.28.2008 | Unregistered Commenterwendy

There is so much to love about Christmas! Happy New Year.

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

love the stocking. The Sound of Music was actually on tv last night!

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

and shortbread angels . . . reading Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' before bed at night . . . vintage ornaments . . . Russian tea on cold afternoons . . . pomander oranges . . . the Charlie Brown Christmas cd . . . Miracle on 34th Street (the original b&w version) . . . the gorgeous animals in the live nativity scene at church . . . Henri Bendel's Vanilla Woods candle . . . hopes and dreams for the coming new year . . .

I can't believe you have those Christmas tree plates! My grandmother bought those a zillion yrs ago for the kids, the disposable variety... we found them recently cleaning out some closets... love them <3

05.11.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjimena

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