Thursday, January 3, 2019

This & That: Christmas Prep

Happy 2019!  I took an unexpected blogging break and it was wonderful - I think I'll be cutting back a little bit in the new year... but first some pre-Christmas and Christmas posts that I never got to - I love looking back at the holidays, especially Christmas!

We had some friends take care of the house while we were in NYC and since Tatum doesn't notice the elf, I had fun leaving a message from ours to them.  We dropped off all the food and toys from our Christmas Party (on my birthday.. such a nice way to start the day!) and snuck in some nice naps with Christmas movies.

The night we got home from NYC, we took Tatum and Stella to see Santa at a cute pop up in town. We've been taking Stella since we got her and hate leaving her out.

The Grinch was in town in Philadelphia so Derek and I did a little pre-Christmas date night to go see it.  We had appetizers at Del Frisco's first and both loved the show.

I celebrated my 30th birthday five days before Christmas.. More on that to come!

The weekend before Christmas was super low key - lots of present wrapping, cookie baking, Christmas movies & music.. Unlike last year with a newborn it was a lot less rushed and a lot more enjoyable.

We got together with some friends for take out and watching Santa come through the neighborhood on the fire truck.

And last but not least - our Christmas card from this year.  I hope everyone had a very merry and happy Christmas this year.


  1. Love the pictures on your cards - sooo cute! And I can't wait to hear more about your birthday celebration. Happy birthday again!

  2. Happy belated 30th birthday! Sounds like you guys had a great time celebrating your birthday and Christmas with Tatum! All the very best for 2019