The past few weeks have been a nice reprieve from normal life. No set schedules, hanging out with family and friends, and making sure I didn't miss any of the Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies.
Against his will, we dressed Mr. Maisy up in a Santa suit on Christmas Eve. He's none too pleased in this photo, but I think he looks quite dapper.
A few weeks before Christmas, we went to see a local band, Holmes Street, at Coda. They were awesome. I loved their mix of current songs and oldies that made up the perfect dance mix. They play at Coda the 3rd Friday of every month, so if you're in the Kansas City area, be sure to check them out.
Since we needed a breather after dancing the night away the night before, we went to see St. Vincent at a local theater that still has all its charming retro decor. In fact, my parents used to go to this theater on dates when they were in high school. It may have been the smell of the popcorn there that gave Wade the idea that we need a popcorn machine in our home. We're planning on opening up the carnival this summer:)
Christmas day was really relaxing this year. We had a leisurely breakfast, opened up presents for a while, and then ate some more. Even Mr. Maisy got in on the action.
Wade got a very special pin. Anyone remember where this pin is from? It's the highest owner I could bestow.
My mom used the glasses and napkins she received as wedding presents. I love these all black goblets. They make things feel even fancier.
No Christmas is complete without making cookies. You can kind of tell that one looks like the face of a bunny. Kind of.
After Christmas, we went to Iowa to visit Wade's brothers. We got some bowling in, although I was not nearly as good as the last time we went, and had a great time catching up.
And this pretty girl is just the sweetest ever and makes even chilly days so much fun.
It seems so strange to me that the year is 2015. It seems like some sort of futuristic time when we should have hover cars and hotels on Mars. Maybe I said the same thing last year, though.
2014 was a good year, but I'm really looking forward to 2015. I've been thinking about resolutions, but don't have any real concrete ideas. I just want to have patience, be kind, and do the things that fill my soul with love and whimsy. Well, those sound a lot like resolutions, so I'll just say that those are mine.
Hope you had a wonderful end to 2014 and are having a great start to the new year!!
I'm linking up with Meg's Mingle Monday today:)