January 2, 2017

Christmas 2016

Christmas. We plan and prepare and dream and wait for this most wonderful time of the year. And it never disappoints. Even if all the gifts don't get wrapped, all the cards don't get mailed, or the entire house doesn't get cleaned, Christmas comes. And with it, the joy and warmth and coziness of that special time spent with the ones we love. This is how we spent our Christmastime this year...

We began our festivities with our Third Annual Rudolph Breakfast Friday morning...

Just to get the Christmas weekend started.

Christmas Eve! My favorite day of the year!

Christmas Day!!!


And Dinner.

And in between...presents, smiles, laughter, toys and games, ribbons and bows, candy and naps, and most of all...us. Together.

Thank you Christmas.
See you again next year.
And in the meantime, we will keep your memories in our hearts.

To see how Madison celebrated Christmas in Denmark before she came home, check out her beautiful post on her blog here.


  1. You never fail to make me smile, Billie Jo...a Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. What a beautiful way to spend the season. Will need to read Madison's post. My dad grew up in Denmark.

  3. Lovely!! Christmas is so magical isn't it? Every year can be just as perfect, even with imperfections. I love your Rudolph stockings!

  4. Your Christmas holiday was just beautiful. You take such lovely photos of your celebrations. What a lovely family Christmas. Just what I love. Happy New Year to you and yours! ♥

  5. What a lovely Christmas you had! Hope your new year is the best ever.

  6. Oh Billie Jo,
    How I took my time with this one and soaked in each picture. The food! Oh the food! And I can picture you there so happy because everyone was home! I love your Christmas, your home, your family! God bless your family in this new year. xoxo

  7. Merry Christmas!
    It looks like you had a wonderful day and I am so happy you were all together. I love your family Christmas picture. Christ,as Eve is my favorite day of the year so well!

  8. Such a wondrous rime of year, magical and heartfelt.

  9. What a beautiful Christmas you all had! So wonderful to see your sweet family all together! Happy New Year sweetie!

  10. Happy New Year, sweet friend. Oh, what a joyous Christmas season you and your family had. truly magical {{smiles}} Thank you for sharing with us, dear one.

    I hope 2017 is filled with lots of love, joy, and sweet blessings. Hugs to you!

  11. Happy New Year Billie Jo! I loved reliving the magic of Christmas with you through this post. ;) You do that "magic" part so wonderfully well! I'm especially happy you were all able to be together and have such a fun Christmas break sharing the joy together.

    Wishing you all many blessings for 2017!! xoxo

  12. My favorite part of this post is the matching Christmas jammies picture! Love it! So glad you all had a happy holiday! xx


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Billie Jo