ho ho ho

Merry Christmas!  Santa was definitely here and out did himself as usual.  It was a wonderful and exhausting day.  We started out by hosting brunch at our house which of course involves champagne cocktails (for all but me this year), freshly baked cranberry orange muffins, lots and lots of present and stocking unwrapping and then breakfast.  We spent the afternoon watching The Town (which was in my stocking... thank you Andrew!) and then headed to my parent's house for Christmas dinner.

Today I slept through most of the day... I am exhausted...apparently the pregnancy is catching up with me.  (I am not complaining...believe me... I relish every food aversion, bout of heartburn and the never ending thirst).

The tree...bursting with presents..
Heidi did not disappoint... she was her usual entertaining self.
I am not exactly at home in the kitchen but I do make a mean fruit salad!

Just before breakfast...
Apparently Heidi isn't the only cat with a ribbon obsession... Foxy (my parent's cat) loves them too.
Us... at Christmas Dinner
Merry Christmas!  I hope Santa was good to you too!


  1. Your cat cracks me up. That is something ours would do if he wasn't hiding under the bed when people came over lol. Looks like a beautiful spread. Glad you had a nice holiday.

  2. Looks like a very merry christmas indeed! Congrats on your pregnancy!

    Happy ICLW (and thanks for commenting on my blog :-)


  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your fruit salad triggered some serious cravings, and unfortunately all the food shops are closed for the next 2 days...

  4. Nice and festive! I hope you enjoyed Christmas! That fruit salad looks delish!!

  5. Glad you had a nice Christmas! Love your tree! :)

  6. It looks like you've really enjoyed the hectic Christmas day! And the tree is beautiful!

    Enjoy every day of your pregnancy, you really deserve it!

  7. Sounds like a great Christmas!!!

    I slept through most of Christmas, and I found that Turkey turned my stomach so I ate Stuffing and mashed potatoes

    May 2011 bring you happiness and joy!!
    Happy ICLW

  8. Glad it looks like you had a great Christmas! Your cat is sooo fluffy!! My hubby keeps bugging me to get a new, super fluffy kitty and yours might have just won me over. I love reading about pregnancies after IF! We're the only crazy ones happy about nausea and exhaustion! Hopefully I can join you on that side of this journey very soon. Lots of love and luck for 2011 from ICLW #110!

  9. Hi Ashley! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't read Gretchen's book, but have followed her blog for over a year. I get what you are saying about her "having" it all, it does seem like it may be easier to maintain your happiness when you have all the basics already. Still, I love the focus.

    Heidi is just gorgeous, and xmas is a wonderful time for cats, lots of wrapping paper, Christmas baubles and shiny ribbons to play with.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and all the best for 2011 :)


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