Christmas is my favorite time of year, I love everything about it. The bright lights, cheery music, yummy baked goods, fun traditions. Everything!
My mom always has the most glorious Christmas trees, it is hard to look at anything else but the tree when you're n the room.
My Christmas tree hasn't reached the glorious stage yet.. Maybe one day!
Every year we like to drive up to a little town called Mount Airy and do some Christmas shopping. I love all the decorated storefronts!
We would put a train around my Mom's tree and watch the cats go crazy, stalking it and batting at it. Sometimes we'd hide a treat inside the train cars and the cats would chase it around!
Baking is a big part of the Christmas season and we have some old favorites we like to bake every year, pistachio chocolate chip cookies, ginger cookies and tiny pecan pies.
Every now and then we bake sugar cookies, they're a lot of work, but it's fun to decorate each one uniquely!
Three Christmases ago I got my camera! I was so surprised when I saw it sitting there under the tree, my eyes got wide and I just stared at box for a while.. Then I posed for this picture. (Thanks Mom!)
It's so much fun to unpack the ornaments every year and see all our favorites.
This little Santa guy is my favorite!
The nutcrackers stand guard over my mom's Christmas candy.
Last year my mom threw a super fun Christmas party, with hot cocoa and cookies. I can't wait to do it again this year!
I love going anywhere at night during Christmas time, and seeing all the houses brightly lit in colorful lights!
And of course, drinking a mug of hot cocoa in front of the fireplace and a sparkly tree on a chilly winter's night is one of favorite things!
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?