Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had an extra special Christmas! Thank you to everyone for stopping in over your busy weekend to say hi.
I’ll be honest with you, I don’t want it to be over!  I was singing Christmas songs yesterday and my little guy said “MOM It’s not Christmas anymore, stop singing those songs.”  He’s my feisty one and wants to take down all the decorations. 
Sorry, the decorations will stay up for one more week. My mother-in-law is coming to stay with us, my husband has the week off and I’m going to sit back and take it all in!  This doesn’t happen at my house too often and I’m really excited about it!  So, I’ll be checking in and out all week but for the most part, it will be pretty slow around here while I cherish my time spent with family. 
Here are some pictures of the most important people in my life that shared a very special day with us.
Mom, grandma and Sophie
My sister and boyfriend
My little ham making his pizza
roasting marshmallows
Even Santa paid us an extra special visit
Bet you didn’t know my brother has the most amazing voice and has been the lead singer of a reggae band for many years!
Tuesday’s Treasures will still be here tomorrow, feel free to link up!

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  1. Spending time with family and friends is so special- enjoy! Btw, the world is even smaller- I spent my high school years in Oceanside, CA where my mom lived – she's now in Tustin 🙂

  2. Wonderful! I don't like it when xmas is over either! Jan gets to be a bit boring after so much fun! Your family is lovely! Have a wonderful week! lulu

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!! I am so happy that your family is all together and that you shared some pictures of them with us! I had no idea about your brother, maybe you can show us some of his band and his singing (hint hint)
    You have a beautiful family my friend and enjoy the week with them and take it easy and soak it all in!! Happy New Year to you my friend!

  4. Oh, enjoy it all. What a gift to have some treasured family time. Thanks for posting the fun pictures. Enjoy your week, Kristin.

  5. Looks like you had some great family time. Enjoy it for as long as you can, don't feel guilty about making memories. I leave my decorations up until New Year's day, then vacation is over.

  6. ooo I can imagine this is gonna be a fantastic week! I have a week of also….and my hubbie too…..so….lazyness all around;)))
    YOu look like your mother!!!;)


  7. Morning Kristin!

    Pictures are worth a thousand words and it looks like you had a fun filled Christmas with family. I love reggae, mun! Fun!

    Enjoy your special week!


  8. I love the family pictures, esp the black and white ones. Looks like you all had a great time! Roasted marshmallows…. yummm

  9. Beautiful photos!! Looks like you all had a great time!! You should post some of your brothers music!! I'd love to hear it! 😉

  10. I am so glad you left a comment on our blog so I could find yours! Your home is stunning and your boys are darling! I am your newest follower.

  11. looks like a very fun and special day! Your brother's dreds are sweet!! 😉 My nephew had some for awhile.
    I love your first black and white photo- it reminds of something out of It's a Wonderful Life. Enjoy your week of rest and family time.

  12. Great photos Kristen! Usually I take the tree down the fay after Christmas, but this year I will wait until after New Years. Like you, I want to take it all in. Enjoy your family 🙂


  13. DO TELL about your brother's singing and where we can hear it!!!!!!!!!! I used to have a fantastic "Island" Christmas tape and loved it.


  14. Enjoy more of the festivities…I admire your energy!

    Your pictures are great, your family looks like a lot of fun!


  15. It really looks as you would have had a lot of fun 🙂 There are so many people in the photographs – you've really earned this little break. Relax this week a little and enjoy your fantastic Christmas decoration.

    Here it's to warm for this – unpossible to think about Christmas 😉

    Love hugs dear fried


  16. Hello Kristin!
    I can see you had a wonderful Christmas. So did we!!
    Wanted to say thank you for all the lovely inspiration you have given me through the blog…
    I want to wish you a Happy New Year, my friend!

    How cool with a reggae brother! When I was a lot younger I always listened to reggaemusic. I once went to a consert and saw & listened to Bob Marley. The only consert he had in Sweden I think!!! so you know it's a long time ago. Maybe I used to listen to your brothers band too…

    xoxo Susanne

  17. Hey Kristin, I had to check in with you. So happy that you had so many wonderful people to share the holidays with…they look like a warm bunch of souls. So happy that your MIL is visiting you and the family. Enjoy your very special time with her. And we must talk about your brother…Im a huge reggae fan (well my husband moreso than me because he's from the island) but loved to get some info and hear his music. Bacio, Beso & Blessings!!!!

  18. Enjoy your rest with your beautiful family Kristin. It looks like you all had a wonderful day and I would have loved to be in on the gingerbread men decorating!!! ;0)
    Ness xx

  19. Looks like a wonderful time Kristin. I too will be leaving my stuff up for another week. I have company coming in a couple of days and I don't have the energy to take it all down now! Have a great visit with your family!

  20. Kristin, Thank you for sharing the photo's of your family. How much fun is it to have your brother at family gatherings~ I hope he sings for all of you!
    Enjoy the next week! I say keep singing the Christmas songs!
    Have a pretty day!

  21. What wonderful family photos. Your mom is a beautiful woman. How special it is to be surrounded by family at the holidays. Enjoy the rest of your week, Kristin. I am enjoying my tree and decorations until New Years.

  22. Beautiful family….that is what is so special about Christmas. Love your brothers dreads! I always wanted to have those 🙂 Really! Happy New Years

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