Happy New Year! I’m slowly making my way into 2024, with a big focus on rest and trying to live more in the moment. I’ve been hit with a realization that I don’t function well in the rush, the stress of long goals and pushing my body to burn out. If I have any goals this year, it’s to live in the moment as much as possible and thrive in doing what brings fullness to my heart. In those efforts, I’ve been away from social media and this blog a lot over the past couple of weeks and have truly enjoyed so much great time with my family. Here are some scenes of Christmas break 2024.
This was the first year that we got all our wrapping done well in advance. It was amazing and I highly recommend! We wrapped over a couple of days while the boys were in school and used the ping pong table as our surface. My back thanked me so much!
Christmas eve and day were so wonderfully relaxing. We donned our family matching Christmas pajamas, took several hours to open gifts and enjoyed good food and time together.
The day after Christmas, we took off to Anchors Awey, our house on Ocean Isle Beach for New Years! My sister and her family came along with us and it was a fun time together. We had plenty of sunshine, ate lots of good food and laughed until the wee hours more than once.
We did a few updates to the house, including all new tiki bar furniture and some new basket light fixtures that I’m LOVING.
On the drive back home, we stopped at my parents in Ohio. We enjoyed my mommas home cooked dinner, lots of chats over coffee and cheese grits and got to exchange Christmas gifts.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with plenty of rest with the ones you love! I have lots of thoughts of things I want to talk about here on Stilettos and Diapers this year and I’m so thankful for you being here!