Christmas Tree

Shimmering lights.

Greenfield Indiana Christmas Decorations

Dressed up downtown.

Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree.

Hermes the Cat with Christmas Tree

Hermes won’t leave the tree alone…

Nikki the Cat with Christmas Tree

…Nikki couldn’t care less.

Bird Feeder in Wintertime Snow

Lots of “customers” at our bird feeder.

Camera Christmas Ornament

An appropriate ornament for Chris and me.

Sock Monkey Christmas Ornaments

Our sock monkey ornaments — a gift from my aunt!

Antique Santa Ornament

Antique Santa ornament on my grandma’s tree.

Hot Chocolate Bar

CrockPot hot chocolate…

Hot Chocolate Bar

….with all of the fixings.

Great Grandma with Great Grandson

Visiting with precious family…
(My grandma with my cousin’s baby, her great-grandson)


…And capturing sweet moments.
(Chris holding the baby :) )

Two Turtle Doves Decoratons

Two turtle doves.

I cannot believe this is my final Life Lately in Photos before Christmas. I’m excited about the holiday, but can time slow down a little bit, please?

Tomorrow my best friend Karin is coming over for a marathon Christmas cookie baking day! We’re going to make all our favorite cookies with Christmas music and movies on in the background. Then it’s time for me to prepare for lots of visitors. We’re hosting my parents and Chris’ parents over the course of the next week — our first time hosting Christmas!

This Christmas season is turning out to be pretty perfect so far — minus the weather! All of our pretty white snow is getting rained and melted out, so it looks like we’ll end up having a soggy, brown Christmas. I so thought we’d finally have a white one this year. Bummer!

Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend?