we have pretty much officially dug ourselves out from under christmas. all original parts still in tact, i think. it was a lovely day stuffed full of family and food and thoughtful gifting--all which made us feel loved and lucky. such a full day, in fact, that i never managed to wrangle lucy and hudson into their christmas outfits. lucy's dress was thrifted--at $5.99 not such a big deal. but hudson's, oh hudson's. a vintage splurge i simply had to squeeze him into, for the simple fact that it probably won't fit next week, let alone next year.
so squeeze we did. the sun was setting on a regular monday afternoon, and i was in a mad dash to get the two of them dressed and happy and sitting still for a few moments. no small feat, i assure you. the end result was pretty far from perfect--just the way i've come to love it.
enjoy the photos. i have a couple more christmas posts planned--one to share our mostly vintage decor and one to share the loot that came from all that thoughtful giving ! the rest of the blogging world may be on to the new year and other winter delights, but we are keeping our feet firmly planted in the world of ol' st. nick for a little while longer. i mean really--have you had to explain to a 2 year-old why people are taking down their christmas lights and inflatable santas??? it's an emotional conversation to say the least!