A “small” Christmas that still seemed “big”

While sitting at dinner on Christmas Eve I had a moment where I was so very thankful.

After chasing Kay Kay around church and remembering the birth of our Lord, I looked around and saw my family and our lovely neighbors who treated us to dinner, and I was even thankful for the spilled glass of water and the extra “hushpuppies” the waitress brought to our table.

And even though I was not with my extended family, I was with my husband and my babies and some wonderful people I call friends.

It may have been the “smallest” Christmas as far as how many people I celebrated with but it was definitely one full of love and joy and beautiful memories.

And really, I could not ask for more.

Hoping everyone else had a wonderful holiday too, “big” or “small”…



  1. Love these pictures! I’m so glad you had a great Christmas. You all look fabulous. Especially that one of you and K.

  2. Christmas is so magical.

    Love the pictures. :)

  3. That is just wonderful Elaine, I know you were missing your family at this special time, so to have a different special time is such a precious gift.

    And I just love all the pictures, gorgeous family girl!

  4. Gorgeous mom and baby girl! That jacket is beautiful and such a flattering color on you.

  5. So glad you had such a lovely day. You look FABULOUS by the way, and I LOVE your jacket!

  6. This is so lovely – some years we have a house full and sometimes it is just us – but it’s what we make of the situations we’re given that bring us such joy. Glad you Christmas was so grand!

  7. It looks like you had a fabulous day!! I have a Christmas present for you under my tree over at my place. Comr and get it?


  8. Great Christmas shots!

    And, we love our small family Christmas.

  9. Awww. That is wonderful! And so are those photos. Just precious.
    So glad you had such a great Christmas! :)