Monday, December 24, 2012

In Our New Home: Holiday Dinner Party

It's 6 am.
I'm awake with coffee in hand, gazing out the window as I sit at our kitchen table.
For the first time in a month, I feel like I can breathe.............

This feels wonderful!
We are finally all moved into our new home. Things are unpacked & clothes are actually in the closets.
I can find my curling iron without digging through boxes & all of our plates are stacked neatly in the cabinets. 
What an amazing feeling it is to relax a bit. 
The last week was a whirlwind. We moved all of our belongings from not 1, not 2 but 3 different houses in two different states, to our new home. Then we unpacked, bought groceries, wine & other entertaining bits, decorated & hosted a fabulous Holiday dinner party all in one week's time. 
Kudos to Ty & I. We did it.

My family came to celebrate the holidays with us. We decided to hold it on Sunday instead of Christmas eve, so that everyone could make it. My sisters arrived on Saturday morning. My parents and Ty's family showed up on Sunday for our dinner party. We have had such a great time and I'm sad to see them leave today. Two fried turkeys, punch, a bowl of egg nog, and a boat load of food later, we were all stuffed & contently visiting together in laughter. 

I am so very thankful for our new home & all of the ones we love who came and stayed with us this weekend.
Today, I am curling up on the couch and watching Christmas movies all day.
I wish you all have a wonderful Christmas eve and a Merry Christmas!!!

A wonderful insight on Christmas here.


  1. awwww.....beautiful. Congrats on getting everything into the new place ad it LOOKS FABULOUS I might add. LOVE your tree andmantle and your sparkly dress is gorg! Scarlett is adorable. MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS MAMA!!!!

  2. Wow! What a feat, your house looks amazing! I need to know where you got your bead and button Christmas garland for your tree?!?

  3. You deserve another cup of coffee!! So wonderful you got everything accomplished and were able to enjoy time with your family at your party! Your house is beautiful and already looks cozy and full of charm! Love your gold dress! Merry MERRY Christmas to you, Ty and Scarlett! Xoxox

  4. MELE KALIKIMAKA from our Ohana to your's!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS from our Family to your's!!!!
    Your home and Holiday party look beautiful!!!!

  5. Merry Christmas! I hop you actually had down time and enjoyed a few movies! Sounds liek you deserved some time on the couch ;) I absolutely love the exposed beams in your new place! Congrats

  6. Oh Lauren!! It is absolutely beautiful!! I just LOVE those floors!!

  7. Looks like a wonderful Christmas in your new home!!


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