Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

I am hoping that you all are done or at least very close (like me) to getting all your shopping done and everything ready to celebrate Christmas! It's such a busy season and easy to get lost in all the hustle and bustle of the season and forget the true meaning of it all. I hope you are all able to enjoy your time together and with family and friends. This year I am happy to be a part of a collaboration with a few other fabulous bloggers. See how we celebrate below. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

"We’re jingling all the way to December 25! The last few weeks have been a blur of family events, parties with friends, gatherings at our home, and school parties. Oh, and we’ve seen Santa not once, not twice, but three times now! (Is it just me or does Santa make an appearance everywhere these days?!) Now that Scooter Britches is four, the magic of the holidays seems to be more intense. I’m excited for her as she explores all the wonder. Little One, at two-years- old, is still a bit oblivious to a lot of the Christmas

magic, but her time will come soon enough. Since most of our events are very casual, so are our holiday outfits this year. The ones that we have had on repeat the most are what I am featuring here – Christmas owl dresses made with love by my mom and my buffalo plaid tunic and leggings from one of my favorite local stores. Merry Christmas to you all!
"Christmas family gatherings have already started for us and I wore the same red laceup sweatshirt as I have on today, just last night. Our outfits don't scream Christmas but are still festive and hide all the food we will be eating. I loved coordinating with my girl in plaid and some red boots and since it has been snowy here lately, the glossy red rain-boots were perfect for all the slush. This Christmas we will be over my aunt's house, three generations under one roof, including all the great grand-kids. Vivian loves playing with her young cousins so I am sure she will have lots of fun, plus she will get to open many presents. From my family to yours we wish you Merry Everything!"

Erica from Pumps & Pushups
"Christmas is really starting to get fun now that Aubrey is aware of her surroundings! There are so many things for her to look at and point to nowadays, everywhere we go is a new experience.  This outfit is what she’ll be wearing when we go to take her to see Santa later this week - gotta get that token “unhappy baby in Santa’s lap” pic. Maybe she’ll surprise me and love him. That’ll be just as priceless. :) "
Rachel from Garay Treasures
"I am so thankful for the celebration of Christ's birth and time spent with family this Christmas. This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my husband's grandfather so it will be hard but God is good. Our little family will spend the whole weekend seeing different family members, neighbors and enjoying the cheer that Christmas brings. For gifts we are keeping it simple and cheap (baking cookies to give, making DIY gifts, secret Santa gift exchange, etc) as Christmas shouldn't have to be expensive. Our family wishes you a very Merry Christmas and we can't wait for what this New Year holds."

Brooke from Pumps & Pushups
"The Christmas season this year has been so much fun! (Although you may not be able to tell it from the small grouchy face in this picture. :)). We’ve been doing every holiday thing you can think of and loving it, from cookies, to lights to Santa! I can’t wait to see their excitement on Christmas morning."
Laura from I Do deClaire
"Christmas is always a fun time for our family because of our daughter's birthday. She is so excited to be turning 4 years old and I can't believe how quickly time has passed. We like to celebrate Christmas in the morning and have a special birthday dinner at night for her. She loves to tell people she shares a birthday with Jesus. Seeing Christmas through her eyes with all the excitement and pure joy is like nothing else and I want to make each year so special for her."


  1. What a fun collaboration idea and darling group of pictures! You and your daughter are both beautiful, Laura!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  2. Awww, I didn't realize it was your daughters birthday on Christmas! Have a beautiful day! All of these photos are beautiful of y'all with your kiddos!


  3. Double celebration !
    Hope you had a good one Laura.