It began bright and early with stockings, lattes, and watching Clover and her cousins open presents across the street at my sister-in-law Isolde’s house.
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across this gorgeous sterling silver heart bracelet at a funky little antique shop. I mentioned how perfect it was with it’s enamel yellow roses on the larger heart and clovers(!) on all the little hearts.
My wonderful husband surprised me with it in my stocking Christmas morning… I was hoping ;) I love it so much, I haven’t taken it off.
We ate a delicious brunch and drank mimosas later in the morning at a larger family gathering at my sister-in-law Kelcey’s house. Clover got to open even more presents and as you can see, she got REALLY into it this year!
Enjoying some down time with papa… aren’t they sweet? I’m a lucky gal for sure.
The light in their house was so lovely that I may have gone a little overboard on the picture taking, but I had a good excuse. I was getting to know my brand new camera!!!
Lucas got me a nice little Canon point and shoot to finally replace the one that broke. I’m having lots of fun with it. Like I said, I’m a lucky gal… thanks sweetie!
Lucas’s sister Kelcey gave Clover an adorable vintage dress, red velvet with a built-in crinoline that she personalized just for Clover as she was mending it. I had no idea sewing machines could be programmed to do that! It was so perfect for the occasion that she had to put it on right away : )
She made that amazing felted bag on the chair next to her too, and I wish I would have taken a picture of the felted slippers she made, they were so cool. I envy her crafting skills big time!
Just chillin’ with their cute little kitty, Bella.
The men of the house… my brother-in-law Tim (who you may have guessed is a musician based on the snazzy new shirt he got for Christmas) and my 12-year-old nephew Tait who inherited the music gene in spades…
Tait hopped on the piano and played this song from Amelie for us. He plays several instruments and composes his own music on the piano too, he’s pretty amazing, and has been since he was just a little tike.
Speaking of little tikes, I love watching Clover milling about in the corner at the tiny play kitchen, unable to sit still even for a second : )