Charlee Kate is at such a fun age and she has really enjoyed Christmas this year. It was time to start a few traditions with her this year. This would be our first year at home on Christmas morning with Santa coming to our house. My parents came to our house to spend the night and see Santa toys. We had our usual wonderful Christmas breakfast that morning after seeing Santa. We also started a tradition 2 years ago of having a live tree every year with the big colored lights and live garland. That has been a HUGE favorite of mine. I just love having the live ones. We did have our traditional Christmas Eve breakfast with the Jones's. Mom and I actually hit a few fabulous Homewood stores and found some great Christmas things on sale before they all closed, then we went to church for a sweet little Christmas program for children, and on to Gian Marcos.... a huge Homewood favorite local restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. It was a nice relaxing Christmas Eve day. I was a little nervous about how Christmas Day would turn out because big storms were predicted for Christmas day and they were giving some major warnings concerning these storms. That always makes me nervous, especially on such a special holiday, but it turns out that all was okay. We never even came out of our pajamas on Christmas day. I don't think I have done that all year. We even watched 2 movies. Days like that are fabulous.... especially when its raining. The day after Christmas was SUPER cold (which I LOVE), but that is also the reason we were expected to have bad weather because of the cold front coming through. There were snow flurries that morning and it was so nice. Christmas Eve and Christmas day were both such wonderful days with our family!
One of my favorite, gorgeous Christmas sights.... downtown Mountain Brook Village. It is gorgeous and the pictures do not do it justice. There is a huge tree out in front of Bromberg's so as we were riding around looking at Christmas lights, we stopped for pictures by the tree.
There is a precious little white door on a wooden fence by my school. Everyday on the playground I think how adorable it would be to make pictures by this door.... so we stopped by this little area to take pictures before heading to eat at Gian Marcos.