1:06 PM

We got a white Christmas after all!
The snow was just the cherry on top of the best Christmas ever! It was so laid back, cozy and wonderful. This year Christmas was so simple and felt so right. We spent hours cuddled up on the sofa in front of the fire watching Christmas movies. We left the lights on the tree lit around the clock, Christmas music was always playing and there was such a sense of peace and gratitude that we both felt. This Christmas felt like the culmination of everything we have been working towards - we are finally home, we are finally a family. 
Valentina gifted us with a nap during Christmas Eve dinner so we were able to enjoy the roast chicken I made and the lemon cranberry cake I bought. Belle was overjoyed at the amount of snow she was able to bound through and kitty was grateful for the crackling fire that kept her nice and toasty. 
And I was grateful for the two people in my life that make every day the best day ever!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and forgive me for all the photos, I can't help myself when there's snow involved. 


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  1. You look wonderful. Glad you had a merry Christmas :)

  2. Lovely photos! Merry first Christmas as parents, what a great way to spend the holiday! :)

  3. Motherhood looks happy on you. Merry Christmas!

  4. i love getting a white christmas - the best! this all looks so wonderful, and you and our husband frolicking in the snow looks like a j. crew ad, haha.

  5. Oh my, every single photo is perfect! xoxox

  6. Beautiful pictures of beautiful people. So glad you had a peaceful holiday. Thankful I met you during 2012 and looking forward to getting to know you better in 2012. :)

  7. Such gorgeous pictures! They all look like postcards!!

  8. Beautiful photos! Would you please share where you found the Merry Christmas banner? I must have that for next year. Thank you xo

  9. Thank you so much ladies! You are all so very sweet! Here's to a fantastic new year! xo

    @michelle - Thank you! Sure, I got the banner at Target. It may be on sale now! Happy new year! xo


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