Merry Christmas Eve! Hard to believe that it is already Christmas Eve! This year Christmas snuck up on us very quickly and the fact that we sadly have no snow making for a very green Christmas it doesn’t feel all that festive outside! I have loved celebrating Christmas and Jesus birth since I was little but now having my own littles to celebrate with I have a completely new appreciation for Christmas! I am so excited for them to wake up tomorrow and to get all of our celebrating started! Well I guess technically we start tonight by attending our church’s Christmas Eve service and let me extend to you a welcome if you are in the area! I will be leading worship at both the 5pm and 7pm services and would love to see you there! Than after the services we will open a gift from Santa and the babies will head to bed and hopefully sleep the night away and wake up to find all Santa has left them!

I had fun playing with my tablescape for our Christmas Dinner the other day and I thought I would share with you what I decided on doing for my table. Since my babies are still little I am leaving the fine china out and keeping is simple yet pretty (in my opinion). I have so much fun putting the pieces together and I like the finale product. Let me know what you think!



I am not artistic at all by a long shot but I had fun pretending to be by making my table runner! I added simple gold, white and silver accents. The chargers and napkins each alternate colour from gold to silver. The white snow flakes are made of wood and are the cutest accent. I added the white candles and some larger gold sparkly snowflakes as well.















From my family to yours I truly hope you have a very Merry Christmas and take time to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with your family and loved ones! Be safe and Enjoy!



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