This year we kept Christmas casual and had my family and one of my uncles over. I have been thankful for a cooler winter for Phoenix because it has given us the opportunity to use our fire pit more often than normal. Also, with this pregnancy, I have been feeling quite toasty for most of my third trimester and the coolness is welcome.
Our little threesome, soon to be foursome woke to find some gifts from Santa for M sitting on the fireplace. She enjoyed yet another gift opening experience, and it looks like her favorite Christmas gift is her Mr. Potato Head which came from some good friends of ours. After breakfast, M and I had a dance party in her bedroom while she twirled in her favorite tutu. Later in the day we shared a meal of vegetable soup, tamales, Spanish rice and beans. For dessert, my sister found an awesome platter of cupcakes slathered in chocolate frosting, tiny green "pine trees," and of course Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the manger. I could not help but think of the Cake Wrecks blog.
Thank you for a beautiful 2015 and the support and love of family and friends. We love you so much. - B & Family
Nothing says Merry Christmas like vanilla cupcakes, chocolate frosting, sprinkles, and tiny green pine trees. They were tasty. Poor Joseph kept tipping over.
M: "Oh, Papa, that's yucky!" (In regards to the cigars.)