Forgive me for cheating.
This is what we all wore for Christmas Eve Mass. It was our first Christmas Mass in the new worship space and it was the loveliest of lovelies. We arrived an hour early and scored a pew on the second row. About ten minutes later seats began getting pretty scarce. I’ve at least learned that in a decade+ of parenting. Get to the big Masses early if you want a decent seat. It was even sweeter that our family was joined by my parents, my brother and his family, my sister-in-law’s parents and my cousin. There was also a random couple that joined our pew and I’m pretty sure they wished they had chosen another.
We have some meaningful traditions surrounding Christmas Eve and I’ll be sharing the rest of my Christmas pictures and stories this week on the blog. Oh, there are some good ones. Like, say, when we hogtied our tree to the stairwell at 4AM on Christmas morning. Yeah, you’ll want to stop in this week for that funny.
While tomorrow is officially the end of the Christmas season, as we celebrate Epiphany, I admit to being a bad Catholic. We took down our decorations yesterday. It was really the survival of the fittest. School starts on Tuesday and Scott was home this weekend to assist with the box stacking. With my five-month preggo belly, it had to be done. Admittedly, the house looks pretty bare. But, new year, new start, new opportunities.
Without further delay, here’s our stitches, glitter and ties.
Big boys: ties from Petite Peanut, shirts/khakis from Dillard’s
Little boy: sweater from Gymboree, khakis from Target
Girls: Dresses/bows/tights from Gymboree
Me: Dress/bracelet/earrings from WHBM, necklace from Talbot’s, boots from Dillard’s (baby bump, then, was 22 weeks!)
The Mr: Shirt/suit from Dillard’s, tie from Petite Peanut
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