Christmas is always a special time in my life, and definitely my favorite holiday of the year. This year we went to Charlotte to spend Christmas with Deena’s parents. It was a ton of fun as usual — there was a lot of shopping in the mall . . .


assembling Christmas decorations and making gingerbread houses (I take credit for the marshmallow snow =) )


Lots of fun opening presents with the newest member of the clan


Visits to the nearby Biltmore Estate and Gardens . . .


Getting hyped for the new Star Wars movie . . .


And also throwing a big party for Avani!

IMG-20151219-WA0004-COLLAGE Fingers crossed that the next year will be even better!