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Top Ten Thursday- Christmastime Traditions

Top Ten Thursday of my favorite Christmastime activities.


  1. Decorating the house with all of the decor I have collected since we got married, in 2001. But the best part for me is leaving the tree decorating for last. 

  2. Making gingerbread houses from scratch with the girls. It takes a little longer than making them from a box, but it is so much fun and tastes way way WAY better.  Our recipe is here!

  3. Listening to Christmas music while wrapping gifts. Even though this year our kids started playing Christmas music remixes October 1!! (I wish I was joking)

  4. Displaying all of our family and friends’ holiday cards in our living room along the beams.  It brings me so much joy seeing them as I walk in the house every day.

  5. Celebrating my BiRtHdAy all month long!  Technically not Christmas, BUT it’s 2 weeks before the big holiday, so it goes hand in hand.

  6. Cuddling on the couch to watch all of our favorite Christmas movies.

  7. Checking out Boston’s big holiday happenings.

  8. Attending all the holiday parties and get togethers with friends.

  9. Giving my husband a theme for wrapping my gifts.  Something we have done since we started dating in 1996.  He has his task this year, and I can’t wait!

  10. Driving to see all the local neighborhood holiday decorations.

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2017 Recap in photos

Hey Everyone

🍾 Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve celebrating with all your loved ones and that you are all prosperous for a happy, healthy 2018! xoxox

For my first post of 2018, I thought to review 2017 with a year-end recap like I used to do, and because right now I am rushing to get my whole family dressed to go to my parents for our first dinner of 2018 together it is an easier option than typing out a recap  haha.

Eating the first dinner of the year together is a tradition. Lots of traditions in this family, but my favorite is eating lentils together on January 1. I am Italian, so of course, if you are also Italian, you know that this is a big tradition as we believe lentils bring luck.

January 1, 2017- We had the first dinner at our house

That is the first photo of the recap, so let me keep going.  I chose the photos for this recap, but am having WordPress put them in random sizes and order because that is how I roll. Ok so here we gooooOOOOoooo!

Photo Recap of 2017

Came out super cute!!  Great job WordPress!

So I gotta go eat some lentils!