Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday - Favorite Holiday

It's Show and Tell Tuesday and we're sharing our FAVORITE holiday.  I really tried to be creative with this and at first I thought I'd share my favorite thing about several holidays, then I thought about sharing my favorite Holiday meals and when it came right down to it I just wanted to write about Christmas ;) 

Don't get me wrong... I love the anticipation and costumes and candy at Halloween and celebrating the Risen Savior with family at Easter and cooking all day in our jammies on Thanksgiving.  I love the fireworks and parades on July Fourth and celebrating all things LOOOOVE on Vanlentine's Day but there's just no better holiday than Christmas.

I love the smells of Christmas, the twinkle lights and how almost everything is "special".  I love preparing our little food traditions with my kids....

... especially when they are in precious jammies and standing on a chair in order to reach.

I love the giant stockings and all the excitement about what's going to fill them...

... and the extra time spent with friends :) 

(yes... those are Shay and Erika's kids on either side of Luke!)

We love wearing festive clothes and visiting Santa...

... and receiving  Christmas cards from family and friends.

And of course we love matching jammies ;)

I love seeing my kids faces LIGHT UP...

... and staying up late playing games and eating cookies.

 I love the parade...

... the gingerbread houses...

... the downtown festival...

... and BAKING!!!

I love looking at lights, wrapping gifts, having Christmas music on in the house.

I love when it snows (this was Christmas day 2012!)...

... and when we spend time together finding the PERFECT gift for someone.

I love the candlelight...

... the giant cookies...

... and extra time with family.

But most of all I love the renewed and refreshed focus that Christmas brings.  This was art by Luke from 4 years ago and I feel like it pretty much sums it all up!

Okay... so now I want some hot cocoa and some fuzzy socks :)  I hope y'all liked this festive little post and I hope you get to share your FAVORITE Holiday below!  

Happy Tuesday, friends!


  1. Oh, Andrea!!! Me too!! To all of that! Especially the hot cocoa and fuzzy socks!

  2. Where did you get that extra large stocking? We do extra large stockings in our family too and all I could ever find was the flimsy ones that last a couple years at best.

    And I need to say...what a crazy big cookie! :)

  3. This post gives me alllllll the happy feels!

  4. Christmas is my favorite holiday! Our family Christmas pajamas arrived today and I was just giddy about it!

  5. Eek!! I can't wait for Christmas!! I loved this post!

  6. It is cold and dreary this morning and I'm sitting here with my hot cup of coffee and this post was absolutely perfect. Bring in the holidays!


  7. I was already starting to yearn for the Christmas season and now I can't wait :) xoxo ERIN

  8. SOOOO FUN! I love all of our family traditions too and feel like they get sweeter over the years since the kids are old enough to understand and anticipate them. Your picture of Christmas snow made me SO EXCITED because even the hope of snow in our first winter out of Florida makes me positively giddy.

  9. Eeek!! Give me all the Christmas!! 😍 My tree is going up next week & I can't wait!!!!

  10. 🎶It’s the most wonderful time of the year🎶 What a fun link-up, and it may have already gotten me in the Christmas spirit!!

  11. Christmas is my favorite holiday too - nothing else can compare to the whole month of fun with friends and family and celebrating Jesus' birthday! Loved seeing photos of your kiddos as babies. They grow up too fast!


  12. This just made me feel all kinds of cozy and ready for Christmas! :)

  13. I'm right there with you sister! I love all holidays because I'm a festive person. But Christmas, there's just magic in the air everywhere you go. I love what it stands for. I love the smells, the sounds, the tastes. Christmas wins.

  14. This post gets me excited for Christmas too!!! I am wondering if you can share where you got the Santa in the truck pictures.... AMAZING!!! I adore those pictures so much!!

  15. Hi there...I forgot to link up from this..so here it is...https://thewainsateam.blogspot.ca/2017/11/weekend-wrap-uplets-be-friends-blog.html
    And I love me some Christmas, too!!


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