Did you have a nice Christmas? Mine was wonderful. I don't mind saying that I love when my children spoil me at Christmas. So many creative and special gifts I received. Here are a few of them.
Jess always seems to give me a nostalgic gift or two, and a dear feeling came over me when I opened this box of Aplets and Cotlets. My dad used to love these, and it made me think about him for a moment or so.
She also got her brother some apple butter, which my parents used to love too. My son made some toast Christmas morning with apple butter and it was so good, tasted like home made.
One of my favorite gifts was from Brian - a box of See's, and it was even more special this year, as it came with a little story about celebrating their 100 years. In 1921, Mary See and her son Charles opened a small shop in Los Angeles, and people have been loving her delicious candy ever since.
I have been wanting the Mary Engelbreit calendars for a couple years now, but they were all out when I went to the book stores, but Jess managed to find one this year for me, yaaaay. Her calendars make me happy when I flip through the colorful weekly pages.
My children know I love plaids, and Nel got me some jeans with a plaid flannel shirt from Jess, and my son bought me this lovely plaid throw that's so warm and comfy. The colors look like Fall. I can't wait to snuggle in it.
Nel always seems to find pretty frames when she gives me photos of Mia, and Jess made this cute sled photo ornament of Francesca.
I saw this red rose jewelry box that I thought was beautiful, and Nel surprised me with it on Christmas.
My kids have always loved the Harry Potter books and movies growing up. I'd like you to meet Felix Felicis, Mia's new furry friend strait from the North Pole! He's named after the Harry Potter potion for good luck.
And speaking of Harry Potter, I wanted to show you this cool and creative Harry Potter nook that Jess made under the stairs in her home. It is a perfect place for children to read, and just spend time here with their imagination.
Have a magical week leading up to the new year.