Christmas is over! Sad but true and I had everything packed up the next day. Evan took the kids sledding and Londy took a nap so I had almost 3 hours of uninterrupted time to pack it all away nice and neat. The tree is still standing naked in my living room but hey, we’ll get around to removing it as well. I throughly enjoyed the holidays this year with my little family! Maybe other people do that perfectly each year but for me, sometimes it feels so rushed and jam packed with events and activities that you miss “enjoying” it. The kids and I shopped for gifts during the day twice a week. Evan loves to Christmas shop and has such a strong opinion so a few evenings a week we would go out as a family to either shop or do holiday activities. London turned 2 during the first week and we threw her a small party with our family. She actually seemed to enjoy all the love and attention she received. Learning to open gift is a perfect way to start the holidays! She loved it. Vienna had a Christmas Devotional at school and she did beautifully on all her parts. We are so proud of her and she can’t get enough of school. We always enjoy the Riverwoods this time of year, Temple Square and all it’s glory, and Traverse Mountain has the most enormous Christmas tree. My cousin, Stephanie came home from her LDS Mission in Mexico so we got to have her back just in time for Christmas.
Luz De Las Naciones was spectacular! We watched my sister and brother-in-law perform a duet live in front of thousands of people at the Conference Center. They sang beautifully and my sister wore my taupe Adrianna Papell dress, which makes you feel like you belong on the Titanic. She hates the spotlight, making it all the more fun to watch her stand up there and own that huge stage. Friday’s were set aside for date night shopping or work parties. We watched all our favorite Christmas movies (multiple times) and I loved watching “It’s a Beautiful Life” with Evan a few nights before Christmas Eve while wrapping things for the kids. We even locked Vienna’s door just to make sure she didn’t wander out. The only issue was, we forgot to unlock it before she woke up in the morning and that was a little traumatizing for her! Someday she might think it was funny. Lol. There was plenty of parties but nothing overwhelming, in fact we spent Christmas day kind of alone at my parents because all my family went with their in-laws and my parents took a nap! The nerve! lol. And also we lost our car keys in the snow right when we got there and spent 3 hours looking for it. Not exactly the plan but hey, we live and we learn. We will definitely be doing some things differently next year but oh, how we do love good traditions. Christmas gets better every year with the kids and we were all so blessed this season.
I’ve included an outfit that has been a favorite with all this cold weather. It’s simple, comfortable and motherhood proof! I have like 6 of this tee shirts from Target because well, they only cost $6 and they are loose but still cute and versatile. This snowflake necklace is the perfect addition to any look that might need an extra sparkle. It’s gorgeous and affordable! I love that is goes with my wedding ring too:) Check out Silver Queen Jewelry on Instagram if you’re looking for some pretties for the upcoming New Year!