At the cabin…

We celebrated our holiday with part of the family early. We had a great dinner (thanks Lo!) and played board games. Opened presents for the kids and just enjoyed the snow.

Sat by the fire and drank funny eggnog.

Kept little hands busy by making a gingerbread house.

oohed and ahhed at the tree (this is the first Christmas for three of the four cousins)

and some of us even got a nap in or two..

I made “pajama bags” for the cousins this year and filled them with a few toys, two new pairs of and pj’s each and of course a good bed-time book.
(The idea came from the “Creative Family” book Soulemama.)

Happy Solstice!
1st ChristmasVAO
Happy Winter!

4 Comments At the cabin…

  1. Ani December 22, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    such a sweet family portrait!

    thanks for the words via email last week (re: the holiday crazies). happy holidays, friend.

  2. Angela December 23, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    happy, happy to you and yours V. love that PJ bag project – nice job 🙂

  3. Cathy December 23, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Merry Christmas to your truly beautiful little family. Thanks for sharing your joy with us.


  4. lucy December 24, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    vanessa I love your pajama bags…they are adorable and what a fun gift! enjoy this first holiday season with your little one he is getting more and more cute every time I check in on you guys! also, thank you for the comments, you are so kind. xxo


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