Thursday, December 29

Christmas With the Sheltons

We had such a wonderful Christmas!  We do every year, though, so it's no surprise to us.  Gift giving is a big deal in this house, and we all spend hours and hours picking the perfect gifts for each other.  Seeing the excitement and love on my sweet family members' faces just makes it for me.  Here's a peek at our Christmas (and baby Poe's very first Christmas):

Poesy was NOT ready to wake up.  Sister said it was time, though!  ;)
Favorite stocking prize?  Banana.  Hands down.
Santa loved the cookies so much he had to leave a note!
Hope made her daddy a very special present this year.  He was absolutely touched.
Mommy was sneaky and got a few EXTRA presents this year!  Socker Boppers for Johnny and Hope:
And matching vintage Izod sweaters because I just couldn't help myself:
For being such a good boy, Johnny got a special book of our family:
Katie got the vintage hat she was wishing for:
And Hope got:
A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD!!!
Poesy got lots of fun things, but was only interested in Sister's new 
Lalaloopy baby.
After presents we had Christmas pancakes, and then Poe and mama both had a long nap.  That night we dressed in our Christmas pretties.  This is the only picture that exists as proof that we were ever dressed that day:
As you can see, Poesy had already shed her pretty dress.  ;)
Annnndddddd, even though you didn't ask, here are a few more tidbits from our day:
(Hope and I made all new stockings for our family this year.)
The only not-so-great thing that happened on Christmas was that my brother smashed into my car while backing up.  I know he felt horrible, but I hope he at least learned a lesson-- don't stomp on the gas pedal while you are backing up, little brother!
I hope your holiday was perfection (minus one or two things) as well!  ;)  
xoxo Katie

51 comments:

  1. Absolutely the most adorable family. Its nice to see homemade gifts given. Most people these days just try to drop a bunch of cash and don't put to much thought in it! Thanks for being a inspration and rolemodel for moms out there!

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  2. Sooo cute! And Hope is going to LOVE Disney World!!! You guys are the best for taking her! :)

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  3. Hope present to her daddy was so sweet! I love it! I also love your boots!! ;-P

    Sorry to hear about your car =( But I'm glad to hear everything else was great!

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  4. Ohh, Christmas at your house sounds so wonderful! And lucky Hope! : ) She looks so excited! I'm sorry to hear about your poor wee car though! It looks a bit like mine now - I have an enormous dent from when I drove into a (parked!) car! Boo!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  5. Such cute pictures!
    Can I ask where you got that adorable bow ring?

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  6. Good to hear you had such a lovely day! Poe is too adorable ; w; Lucky Hope getting to go to Disney World! I hope she has a fantastic time.

    Sorry to hear about the car -sends hugs-

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  7. what beautiful christmas photos. looks like such a special family time.

    www.contentwhateverthecircumstances.blogspot.com

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  8. So sweet. It looks like you had a beautiful... and fairly relaxing... Christmas! Wish I could say that ours was the same (relaxing I mean, not beautiful).

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  9. pretty blog! ;) want to follow each other?

    http://traveloguewithlove.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your car! How terrible, I know that hurt! My bf just went thru something minor and it was costly for a minor thing!

    Other than that, I am glad to hear you had a good Christmas :) Plus, the stockings are super cuuuute!! Love the heel!

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  11. It looks like you had a beautiful Christmas Katie!!!
    I love Hope's + Posey's matching pjs!!!
    SUPER adorable!!
    I hope you have a smashing day sweetie! ;)
    xo

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  12. Your poor car! Glad that you had such a wonderful holiday though! The map/Disney world give was priceless!

    Love & lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  13. such a pretty family. baby poe is getting more beautiful by the second! what a little lady! i bet hope cannot contain her excitement for disney world!

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  14. Looks like a fabulous time!
    Your family is so precious ;)

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  15. Little Poe is so precious, looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas.

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  16. Looks like ya'll had a wonderful Christmas minus the car part!! Great photo's!! :)

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  17. These pictures are all oh so lovely. What a beautiful family you have! And I simply adore your vintage hat.

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  18. Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year! Love the homemade guitar and the smiles all around : )

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  19. Too cute! Christmas morning with kids is pure magic. Your girls look like they're about the same age as mine...I think my daughter got that same La La Loopsy doll. :)

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  20. SO cute. I am in love with Poesy's name, by the way!

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  21. Awww, it looked like you had a wonderful day. Your babies are just about the sweetest things I have ever seen...and I loved your vintage hat, btw!

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  22. every photo is a thing of beauty! well except your dented car, but that's real life. happy new year dear katie.

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  23. Where did you get those moccasin boots!? Amazing! And you seriously have the most beautiful children! They're so lucky to have such a lovely and stunning mom!
    xxo
    Taylor

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  24. your daughters are beautiful! that photo of hope with the map and note about disney world made me tear up a bit, and i don't even know you guys! ha!

    and sad about your car. when i was younger (17 or 18) i backed out of my garage and hit my brother's car just like that... and then i did it again within the year to my uncle's car too! so dumb. don't be too hard on him ;) i hope your insurance will cover the repairs.

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  25. What a sweet post! It looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Ah I am sure your brother feels really bad!

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  26. Your Christmas Looked lovely! I can't wait to read all about your adventures in 2012! Peace & Love Rin @ paperedthoughts.blogspot.com

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  27. I hope your car insurance pays for the damage to your car.

    And its the perfect christmas as i can see from the photo's. I hop 2012 will bring only the best to you and your family.

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  28. Just wanted to say that I love your blog.
    And that your children are just unbelievably cute!!

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  29. it looks like you guys had a wonderful christmas! and how fun, surprising hope with a trip to disney world! i remember my cousin's getting that one year and i was so jealous!

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  30. It looks and sounds like you had a great Christmas!
    Such a cute family!!!

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  31. Their matching jammies are so cute! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  32. You have a real eye for great photographs and you look like you had an amazing day. You also have a really beautiful family :)

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  33. Looks like you and your gorgeous family had a smashing Christmas! x

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  34. You have THE cutest family ever :) Glad you had such a lovely Christmas!! :)

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  35. Looks like you all had an amazing Christmas... very sweet photos. Your girls have lovely names too. x

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  36. oh my goodness your family is the most adorable..such cuteness! :) -Lo

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  37. ok MY brother did the exact same thing to my car same side... i was so upset i wish i had a picture to show you.
    carmen c

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  38. Merry Christmas! Your girls are beautiful...
    Alanna

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  39. I love catching up with your blog! it always makes me smile!! xoxo :)

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  40. Your poor car! Besides that it looks like it was an awesome Christmas!

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  41. Love the pictures! Your family is really awesome and I love how you guys make an effort to give gifts to each other. =) And I'm really sorry for what happened to your brother's car. Good thing he's safe.. =) Anyway, happy holidays to you and your family!

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  42. lovely christmas photos. looks like a great one and i love your gifts!
    -kellie

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  43. Loved all pictures. Such a sweet peak into your holiday.

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  44. Everything looks so blissfully pretty! Savour those moments! The matching pajamas and your vintage fur hat caught my heart. Please provide your sources if possible.
    Have a wonderful New Year, you've done a great job in 2011, you deserve a perfect 2012.
    xo
    Sophia
    www.fluffandpebbles.com

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  45. Glad you had a great holiday! Your family is the cutest! Someone backed into my car on New Year's Day so I feel your pain. It wasn't the perfect start to the new year, but I know it could be worse :)

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  46. Love love love your bow ring!

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  47. Poor little car! Has this been repaired? It almost ruined your Christmas! =| Well, at least you still had a joyful Holiday season with your incredible family! I'm just hopin' your brother's car is okay now...

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  48. awesome christmas! sorry about the car...mine looked about the same when i ran into a tree in my yard :((((

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