It's the most wonderful time of the year!
|HOLY BIG BOX, BATMAN! |
My cousin, Shawn (standing next to me) always goes all-out for our White Elephant gift exchange!
Also: that's my mama sitting in the chair on the lefthand side of the photo and my sweet Aunt Kathy on the floor.
RECEIVING MY "SPARKLES!"
(The long-awaited counter-parts to the bracelet I was given for our first anniversary:
matching white topaz earrings and ring!)
I later exchanged this scarf for a homemade one from my "sister" Wendy. :) It's beautiful!
|O, Tannenbaum! |
Our small but beautiful tree...which we somehow got up ALL THE STAIRS to our flat.
It's Chrismas magic, I'm telling you!
|The gingerbread house we made from scratch!|
My family has been making these for 28 years (so for longer than I've been alive);
it was fun to include hubby for the first time!