I bought all of my family’s Christmas presents online and had them shipped straight there. I love wrapping gifts– it feels more exciting than opening them myself! I couldn’t wait for Christmas morning to see what everyone thought. I got my sister this fleece and these slippers, my mom this portable speaker, and my dad noise canceling headphones.
My sister wore her fleece and slippers immediately, my mom had a Spotify holiday playlist blasting within minutes… and my dad put the earbuds in and we literally didn’t get his attention for the next two hours. Success!
A little random note here, but I really didn’t want anything for Christmas. I have plenty of stuff so I was just happy to be home… but, when pressed, I had said all I wanted was the Christmas mug set. It used to be my grandmother’s and my mom and I both love the mugs. We use them year round in Tampa. After doing a little searching, my mom found the exact same set on Etsy. It was actually the best gift I could have received.
My Aunts Jean and Jane (they’re twins; sadly Aunt Jean passed away this year) gift my sister and I Snowbabies every year. We must have close to a hundred of them now. It’s always fun to open the green boxes and see which ones we get to add to the collection. How cute is the skiing one???
It was close to ninety degrees every day so the only sweaters I could wear were the sleeveless variety. (Sweater is an old Kate Spade find, but this is a similar long sleeved version. And here’s the Ray Ban sunglasses.)
I say this every time I go to Florida, but I’m always grateful for every minute I’m there and with my family. We’re not the most exciting family in the world, but there’s no drama and we all love to be together. It doesn’t get much better than that.