Flashback Friday: Christmas Edition

Tonight we will be doing what we have done every Christmas Eve since forever: Opening one gift, always pajamas, and listening to my dad (or possibly my grandpa) read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. I will eat too many cookies and I will try my darndest to feel those butterflies and the pure joy of knowing that tomorrow is Christmas. Do you remember that blissful-overwhelming-can't fall asleep-will morning ever get here-feeling? I can and it makes me ache!

Rewind to 4 years ago..
The last time I celebrated Christmas in Tennessee was in 2006.
I was just a freshman in college.
My parents and sister still lived in England.
My hair was a lot longer than I remember & my cousins were a lot younger.
It was my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.

Rewind to 17 years ago...


  1. Hope y'all have a wonderful time! Make sure you stock up on food & drink...just in case you can't get out for a couple of days!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Have a very Merry Christmas! Sounds like a perfect Christmas eve! This is our first without family.....gonna be weird but I'm looking forward to staying home. I hope Santa is good to you and you get those cute Frye Boots!

  3. What wonderful Christmas traditions. I know you all are having a great time with your family. I bet you all are getting some snow. It is supposed to snow here tomorrow. Love the old pictures, especially the one of you girls when you were little. So sweet! Give your sweet Mom a hug for me. We said that this is the year we all are going to meet, for sure. I would love that! Merry Christmas! I hope Santa is good to you! Love & blessings from NC!

  4. Hey I made your Breakfast Casserole and so did my Sister in Utah. We all loved it! So yummy! New tradition for my family. Thanks for sharing your recipes! have a wonderful last week of the year!


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