This morning I consumed the last of the holiday apricot rolls (our family's traditional christmas pastry), and reminisced about Christmas morning. Christmas morn has always been one of my favorite moments of the year, since I was quite young. When I was growing up, my family always slept in and then gathered in the kitchen to prepare ourselves a grand Christmas brunch. Not until we'd all eaten did we congregate in the living room to read Christmas stories, open presents and dig through stockings. Today, my husband and I continue that tradition. We sleep in as late as we can, and then we make ourselves a scrumptious morning feast. Many people tell me that Christmas morning is chaotic for them as kids and adults alike get up early and rush to see what Santa delivered. But not so for my family, and I am so grateful that I was raised in a family where the emphasis was on having fun and spending time together instead of on material things. It sort of puts everything into perspective to take some time to just enjoy being with the ones you love on such a special holiday.
Images | Styling by Lauryl Lane.