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Christmas 2011

The time between Christmas and New Years is my favorite time of the year. I love setting goals and making lists and plans, it feels so good! We had a small little Christmas with just the four of us. Paul set up his animal installation with their old toys to help make a big impression for Christmas morning (I explain this little tradition right here.) Another thing we’ve done the last few years is mark each present with a giant letter ‘M’ or ‘R’ so the kids can find their presents.ย I uncharacteristically planned ahead and purchased the pajamas last year from Crewcuts in a post-Christmas sale and saved them. We decorated the tree with these lights and they saved our tree by making our sad looking decorations look festive. Even though our family is small and kids are little it has been fun to start our own traditions. (ps: See pictures from last Christmas here.) Do you have any fun family traditions that you’ve started yourself?

  1. Emily M.

    December 29, 2011

    This is nothing short of adorable! Love your blog, and your sons’ pajamas! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. larissa

    December 29, 2011

    looks like a lovely christmas! It really is the time of the year when you sit down and enjoy the company of the ones you love dearly

    happy holidays to you and those at home :)

  3. Betsey

    December 29, 2011

    Adorable! Looks like it was great. :)

  4. Kersey

    December 29, 2011

    Seems pretty much perfect!

  5. Marie

    December 29, 2011

    The tradition of the animal installation is adorable…and I love that you put those lights in your tree. :) Happy holidays!

    http://www.happypaperplace.com/

  6. Yasira

    December 29, 2011

    I love the pictures you have such a beautiful family:)

  7. Martha @ MHW Interiors

    December 29, 2011

    love the tree lights! glad you had a merry christmas. always fun to see your adorable growing boys!

  8. love+cupcakes

    December 29, 2011

    Your kiddos are so cute! I love their matching jammies and the cheerful lights on your tree :)

  9. Georgiana

    December 29, 2011

    That tree is beautiful! So are the gifts – I love the letters. Have a wonderful NYE!

  10. Katie

    December 29, 2011

    I love the initial idea. Perfect. And I’m so going to do balloon next year. My girls will love that!

  11. Jenny

    December 29, 2011

    They seriously can NOT be any cuter. I saw those lights at the Christmas Market in Paris but figured they wouldn’t be easy to convert to US plugs. They are too cute.

  12. Rike

    December 29, 2011

    How cute!! I love their Jammies and your christmas Tree!

  13. janis

    December 29, 2011

    I love those stripey pajamas. And what great lights!

  14. Supal {chevrons and eclairs}

    December 29, 2011

    Please have your kids wear that everyday. They are adorable!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

  15. Viv

    December 29, 2011

    Oh, the boys are so cute in their pjs! Lovely tree, too :)

  16. canvasofculture

    December 29, 2011

    adorable pics:) looks like a great holiday! love the parade of animals too

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

  17. Laura

    December 29, 2011

    Small families are the best! Your Christmas is so inspiring! Where did you get the tool table? I think my little one will be needing that next year!

  18. sya

    December 29, 2011

    aww, how adorable! really love the boys’ pjs (very wise of you!), the little animals and of yours, that tree. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Jordan! your blog has been a huge source of inspiration to me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Alice Q. Foodie

    December 29, 2011

    Very cute. Happy New Year to you and your family Jordan! xox

  20. bevy

    December 30, 2011

    your traditions sound fun! I’m sure your boys will have great memories of them!

  21. Megan Frock

    December 30, 2011

    those tree lights are beyond amazing! And your kiddies are so cute!

  22. My Traveling Troop

    December 30, 2011

    I love your Christmas-tree lights, and the boys’ pajamas! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Cheers,
    Kristina

  23. nnes

    December 30, 2011

    adorable little kids you have there

  24. Sรญona

    December 31, 2011

    I just wanted to say that your kids are adorable! ๐Ÿ˜€ S xx

  25. Sweet Harvest Moon

    January 1, 2012

    This is so cute :)

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