Saturday, December 24, 2016

This Week in My Life: Week 51 of 2016

The view from here:

Gwen making me a fancy coffee drink.

A holiday vignette at Gwen's house, including an origami wreath I made for her.

Pretty frost on a bitterly cold day.
My family celebrated Christmas a few days early this year. We met at the home of my brother, SIL, and niece Kylie. The following images show our festivities as well as the scenes from the trip there and back home.

A gorgeous sunset welcomed us as we arrived to our Christmas destination. 

A private piano recital by my favorite pianist.


I'm so lucky my brother is handy since we had a major car problem arise on the drive.

S-I-L gave me a fancy gel manicure.

She's a makeup artist as well as a pianist.

These two are my faves.

Kylie made a calendar for her parents. This page is the best.

Watching my favorite Christmas movie with my favorite girl snuggled on my lap. Perfection.

Playing some Emoji Uno.

Family game night!
She did my makeup, too, in a more theatrical way with some face painting.

Our favorite game and a longstanding family Christmas tradition. So much laughter.

Hoarfrost is so pretty.

A brief bit of blue skies. Blue skies plus hoarfrost = heart eyes emoji.

Most of the drive back home looked like this.

It was an emoji Christmas! My family just gets me.
Time with this girl during the holiday season is the best gift of all.

Working on some major tangles.

A very merry Christmas to all of you who read this blog. Hope your holidays are filled with health, love, and laughter.


Garrett said...

I'm famous! It's not every day I get my picture on this excellent blog.

Kayla said...

You sure are, Garrett! I try not to put you up in every single post because the viral attention would probably get a little overwhelming. ;-)

Traci said...

The origami wreaths make are so good! Jeff and I LOVE the Nala's 1st Christmas ornament you gifted us last year, with a picture of Nala the yellow lab on one side and a wreath on the other.

This was an extra good post with poop emoji pillow pictures and all.