January 2, 2013

Our Christmas

 2012 was a pretty good year.
 How is Christmas already over? Now that I have a baby time really flies.....it's very bitter sweet. I do have to say that Christmas 2012, despite having a sick baby, was our best yet. We spent most of the season at home soaking up Hudson's smiles and taking care of our sweet little guy. We decorated less. Shopped less. Baked less. It was actually kind of perfect.

Hudson was the star of our Christmas for sure! Santa was really good to him this year. Here he is getting ready to open his presents Christmas morning. He got lots of new clothes, pajamas, books, a stuffed elephant and bear, some fun toys, and money for his college account (mommy and daddy's favorite!). 

Note to all new moms: have several pairs of back up Christmas pajamas for your little one and for yourself. Hudson threw up on me and himself twice before we even got to the present opening, and then one more time when we finished! Luckily I had lots of back up Christmas jammies for him.....but didn't have any for myself!

My sweet little boy. After our rough start that morning he started to feel better and managed a few smiles.

We had our family over to our house for Christmas dinner. Well, scratch that, it was more like Christmas lunch! (Baby goes to bed at 7pm = early dinner at our house!)

My mom helped decorate my table and it turned out gorgeous! The plates and glassware are mine, but everything else is hers....I'm totally stealing those gold glitter trees!


There's our smiley boy! We put together Hudson's jumper and he LOVED it. It's so fun to see him bounce around!

The biggest hit (besides his bouncer) was this hungry hungry caterpillar that my neighbors from California sent Hudson. He is OBSESSED with it and it is his new favorite toy.
I must have been good this year too.....my husband surprised me with my favorite See's candy and new Ray Bans...LOVE them!

Hudson also got a little people nativity set, which is just about the cutest thing ever.....my husband had a little too much fun with some of the toys, as you can see.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I am so excited to get back in the groove of blogging in 2013 and have some fun posts and giveaways planned!

28 comments:

Lori said...

I am so jealous that you got See's candies for Christmas!! I am from California, but now live in Michigan and I so wish we had See's out here; they are so good! I am so glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I have those pottery barn white plates and love them! AND your picture with the christmas door is BEAUTIFUL!

Meg Cady said...

Awe poor baby! Glad he is feeling better! So precious despite the sickness!!

Your table is GREAT!

Glad you had a great Holiday!

Emily said...

I am pregnant with a little boy {due in June}, and my mom got him the Little People nativity for him to play with next year. Our Christmas was pretty wonderful this year, but I have a feeling it will be a million times better next year!! Happy 2013!

Carolina Charm said...

OMG - I absolutely LOVE that first picture of your fam! What a wonderful 1st Christmas as a family of 3! :)

KRISTIN said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday! Your table is so stinkin' cute, you definitely should steal those glitter trees!

megan said...

What a beautiful table set up! Glad you enjoyed your first Christmas with your little man!

Ashley said...

Sooo glad he had a great first Christmas minus being sick! I am also glad you guys had a great Christmas too haha! Love the pics and your mom did a great job with the table!

CMae said...

No kids yet, but I'm taking notes! Totally took note of what you said about multiple jammies for X mas!

natasha {schue love} said...

Sounds like a great Christmas...and I adore all of the photos! Baby H is sooo cute! Happy New Year!! xo

Erin said...

Oh my word that table! I love the gingham table cloth mixed with the glittery gold trees. If you don't steal them I certainly will.

And those green striped baby jamas - adorable!

Katie said...

Gorgeous first picture-loveee it! Your little boy is looking so precious these days. So glad you had a good xmas girl!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

What a beautiful family photo!! You always have the best ideas for props and poses!! and it looks like Hudson's first Christmas was wonderful. So sad that he got sick though. :( Hope he's feeling better. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

He's such a cutie. Love your new sunglasses! Sounds like a wonderful holiday!

Amanda said...

Love all of your pictures :) love the way your table was decorated.. Beautiful!!! Happy & blessed new year to you and your family!!!!!

Carolyn R said...

Love this! Looks like you had a great Christmas... hopefully Hudson is feeling better!!

All At Once said...

Your table was so beautiful! I know all about the eary dinners (late lunches). My little peanuts are in bed by 7:30 as well so we try doing a 4PM meal. So glad you had such a beautiful holiday celebration with your family! xo

Jen said...

Hudson is getting so big. He is starting to do more things like bouncing and eating toys (that never stops). I hate that he was sick, but I bet it was kinda nice to stay at home a lot more.

Shari said...

Sounds like a lovely Christmas. Your tablescape is gorgeous! :)

Jill said...

I had to look at the Nativity a second time to figure out the funny :P Gorgeous Christmas table. Your pictures look like you had a great holiday :)

LuLu said...

What a great Table scape for Christmas. Love it and your little one is precious. I am a new follower over at www.Lookslikelulu.blogspot.com

mythirtysomethinglife.com said...

Seriously? How do you do it -- new mommy, work, home and yet you still have the most amazingly creative ideas. LOVE the door-setting for your Christmas card, and your table? Simply darling. Seriously, spill your secrets!! Hope you all had a wonderful first holiday!!! Cheers!

Kristen said...

aww that first pic is so sweet! i love your table lay out too, gorgeous! happy new year dollface!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Love your first photo (well all of them...but that red door is amazing :D) And I'd definitely steal the glitter trees too haha. I've been stocking up on holiday outfits for my little guy for next year, I can't wait to share the holidays with him :D

Altax said...

Looks Great!!! Happy new year.

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erin vancura said...

looks like such a fun christmas! im so glad hudson loves his jumperoo!! it was definitely a staple in this house for a few months too!

Rachel Reeves said...

I love it all-it looks like a truly special Christmas!

Kasey Lynne said...

That family photo is gorgeous! I love the idea of the doors..so cute!

So sorry to hear that Hudson for sick for Christmas, but glad to know that he's doing better!

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