Wednesday, December 26

It Was A Very Merry Christmas

Christmas this year was nothing short of perfect.  We always tend to go a little bit overboard with gifts and big surprises for each other.  Those gifts and surprises are definitely fun, but more than that, it's just nice to know someone put all that time and effort in just to make you feel special.  On the flip side of that, it's nice to spoil the people you love and express through gift-giving how special they are to you.

Notable highlights:
Poesy was the most fun ever this year.  She really got into it!
Hope got a Swiss Army Knife and could not be more excited.  She will be under strict supervision when using it, but I'm happy we finally got her one (she's been wanting one for quite a while).
Johnny and Hope tracked down the "Little Red Riding Hood" lenticular I've been eyeing.  My collection is growing!  (I'll share more of it soon!)
Johnny and I had a very 90s gift exchange full of sentimental music from our dating years and the perfume I wore when I was a teenager.  

I know this is a lot of photos, but if you'd like to see even more you can find them on my Flickr page.
My "hello" sweatshirt is from Hello Merch!

I hope all that celebrated Christmas had a day full of love and family... and maybe a fun present or two.  ;)


36 comments:

  1. so sweet! merry belated Christmas to you & your family!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, N'tima! Congrats on your big news!! <3

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  2. Your Christmas looks wonderful Katie! <3 I am so so so in love with Hope's bear hat!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  3. Sounds like a fun Christmas! I love your gold tree!

    -Lindsey

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  4. you look like the perfect little family, so cute :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  5. Your family is so precious. Looks like an absolutely fantastic Christmas in every single way.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  6. Looks like the most magical family Christmas :) Glad you guys had an amazing day

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  7. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas. :) Your family is so cute and these are such sweet photos!
    Random question: how is the Moonrise Kingdom album? I'm thinking about maybe getting it.
    xo Mandy
    missindieblog.com

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  8. I'm glad you & yours had a lovely Christmas Katie!

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  9. It looks very cozy. And my girls have knives too. They are 13-11-9 y.old, have them a few years now and are very carefull with them. My girls use the knives on holiday (camping) and in the woods, very usefull. A girl has to learn to take care of herself :)

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  10. your christmas looked like so much fun! happy holidays!
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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  11. Looks like a fantastic Christmas to me! I love your lenticular! Please do a post showcasing all the ones you have! So neat!

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  12. Oh what a beautiful Christmas!! That Little Red Riding hood lenticular is so cute!! I didn't know there was a record for Moonrise Kingdom!! I have to look for that! =)

    I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! I did too!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  13. What a fun day and some great gifts you all got!!!

    My son is about Poe's age and this year was magical with him being able to really participate in the festivities :)

    Happy Holidays!!

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  14. Looks fun :) I totally have the same pj bottoms as your hubby btw hahaha. Good taste!

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  15. looks like you had a lovely christmas together! there's just something about swiss army knives when you're a kid I think ....

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  16. Your pictures are so lovely! It looks like everyone had so much fun! It's so fun giving gifts that you know people want. Merry Christmas!

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  17. So sweet. I love the monster's inc. doll, too!

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  19. i have recently found your blog ...iam following u now plz visit my blog:)
    http://designpanache.blogspot.com/

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  20. Lovely Christmas photos! Love that you and Johnny did a 90s gift exchange! So awesome!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  21. lovely!

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  22. What an absolutely perfect Christmas! Love all the photos (esp love that sweatshirt- thx for sharing the link)! Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year to you and your family!

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  23. I'm going to have to find that moonrise kingdom vinyl, great movie. Looks like such a fun Christmas celebration!

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  24. such a sweet family christmas!! Gifts with thought behind them are the best!! Beautiful family.

    www.simplylovelyxo.blogspot.com

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  25. i perked up when i saw "90's gift exchange". oooh, im excited to check our more on your Flickr, girl!

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  26. what lovely family photos of your christmas katie! what you and johnny did for your children and each other sounds sublime.

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  27. wonderful Christmas ...
    .:magiko:.

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  28. You take such extraordinary photographs! Lovely post.

    M.

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  29. What great pictures :) I'm pretty taken with what I am guessing are finger puppets in Hope's stocking! May I ask where you got them?

    Jen B

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  30. I just loved "moonrise kingdom", my kids on the other hand did not get it. I could not wait to use the names in my etsy shop. happy holidays.

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  31. just dying to know what hope is so excited to be receiving! i have a similar excited photo from my childhood. i love to see that excitement!

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  32. Katie, your family is just so lovely and beautiful. I love to see all your wonderful photos and hear your stories. I love your little family.

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  33. My dear Katie,

    I haven't been reading blogs for quite a while now, because my life changed drastically after I decided to spend one year abroad, away from everyone and everything I know, as an exchange student. The last time I read your blog, which was last August, I was in a really dark place of my life. Today you can find me in one of my most beautiful and meaningful periods of my life till now - and today I decided to start reading your blog again. Today, just now, I realised how grateful I am that, during that dark period of my life, you kept me company and showed me all the beauty that one can find in life, through art, love and family - you were one of the lighthouses that urged me to to go back to the place I call home: discovering an amazing amount of strength that I didn't know I have - discovering new levels of happiness, new levels of freedom to be myself and express all the creativity and music I had failed to express the past three years, lost in an unsuitable relationship that slowly faded the person I used to be. Today, Katie, even though I'm sick and I have LOADS of homework to do and lots of equations to learn, I'm happy and excited about everything that life is about to give me - and reading your blog made me even happier, cause it reminded me, again, how beautiful life can be. I don't know you or your family at all, but I love you all, and I wish you all the best, to all of you, especially your sweet angels. Merry - delayed - Christmas and a Happy New Year - and thank you, for being there for me, when the light was off. Hermine <3

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  34. Moonrise Kingdom on vinyl. tots jealous.

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