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La Famiglia….

I can remember back to Christmas as a child as though it were yesterday. Christmas Eve was always spent with my Dad’s parents, and Christmas Day at my Mom’s parents.

The  Grandmas from both sides were very different in their approach of entertaining, but both yielded wonderful and homey results that we looked forward to each year.

As a child…Christmas was the most magical time of the year.


Time moves on and as  I have gotten older and  come to realize how much time and effort is put into the planning of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, it makes me appreciate more so, every one who took the time to make those days special. It truly does remind me to slow down, and remember what Christmas and the Holidays are really all about.



This year, my boys noticed that I was feeling a little overwhelmed by my long to do list, and they decided to decorate our Christmas tree.

In years past we have decorated a huge tree, sometimes even putting up two trees. This year, we have gone back to basics. “Our Family Tree” includes many photo ornaments of our family members and all of the handmade ornaments that the boys have created over the past thirteen years. The handmade angel, was made by JT when he was four years old


I have posted a picture, because I love the way the tree came out, but mostly because I love that the boys decorated themselves. What a treat to just sit down and enjoy!

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