Happy holidays, my fine internet friends!
It’s time for another One Kitchen Many Hearts (OKMH) post from my sisters around the internet:
The holidays at our house were filled with family, holiday ham, presents, and Christmas jammies. It has also been filled with runny noses, which did not bring out much holiday cheer in myself or my husband. But nothing could have warmed my heart more than opening my Secret Santa OKMH box from my friend Jeanne (aka Inside NanaBread’s Head)!!!
There were squees of delight happening all over Twitter and Facebook when I found the box in my apartment. The package arrived right after finals week had destroyed me, so the timing was perfect.
When I opened it up, my jaw about fell off my face.
Can’t you feel the love spilling out of every inch of this box and through the computer screen? I mean, really. There was so much care an attention paid to the details of this box that I wanted to fly to Texas just to give Jeanne a hug!
Somehow she remembered that my previous Christmas was void of any real decorations, so she MADE ME A TREE FULL OF HAND CRAFTED ORNAMENTS. My heart grew 3 times that day.
Josie ran over and instinctively knew there was something in the box for her. I thought she was charging over to eat the ornaments, but she simply grabbed the squeaky toy meant for her and went about her business. It was hilarious! I wish I had a better picture or even a video of that moment, but alas, this is all I have:
I immediately put the ornaments up. They are all adorable, but here are some of my absolute favorites:
Love penguins? An owl holding a Christmas tree? Josie the pug? C’mon! Too cute!
Jeanne also found some goodies that were perfect to warm up our holiday season:
She also included a homemade batch of the best gingerbread cookies in the world. Jonathan doesn’t usually like desserts (wha?), but he was asking for these cookies like crazy.
Jeanne made our Christmas extra Christmas-y this year, which was really the best gift I could have asked for. Without snow on the ground and my family close by, it was really special to have some new traditions to start with my new family.
Thank you, Jeanne!
What was your favorite gift this holiday season? What is your favorite tradition for Christmas?