Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Home for the Holidays

I have always loved this time of year.  There seems to be magic all around you.  This will be the sixth Christmas Mark and I spend together, but for some reason I keep feeling like this is our first Christmas.  I guess it's because our very first Christmas was spent getting settled in after just returning from our honeymoon, and the one after that was spent trying to navigate through life in post-Katrina New Orleans.  For the last four, we have been in Beaufort for most of the holiday season and scrambling to get everything ready to come down here for the holiday itself.  

But this year, we are truly home for the holidays.  We are beyond excited to see lights go up on all of our neighbors houses and the green wreaths with bright red bows decorate the St. Charles Ave. streetcar. 

 We will have tea at the Windsor Court and watch snow fall on Fulton Street.  We'll go caroling in Jackson Square and walk through the wintery wonderland at the Roosevelt Hotel.  

Yes, there is just something so magical about this place at Christmas.  


And what makes it ever better, is that we'll be able to share this magic with our dear friends Matt and Trish.  When Trish shared the news that not only was it official that they would be coming home, but that it would be before the holidays, I was overjoyed.  We had the most wonderful times with them last week celebrating all of our good fortunes, and I cannot wait to share many more memories in the city we both love so much.  I borrowed this gorgeous photo Trish posted yesterday when she described their journey home HERE.

Welcome home, yall!

12 comments:

  1. So excited for you both! I heart NOLA at Christmas too :)

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  2. I love your city so!!! And I can only imagine the magical things that happen at this time of the year. Many blessings. Enjoy it. And enjoy that sweet Trish.

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  3. It looks amazing! I love NOLA at Christmas... The city is so beautiful and amazing espeically at this time of year. :)

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  4. My husband surprised me with a weekend getaway this weekend to New Orleans! I can't wait! I have never been at Christmas and I'm so excited!!

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  5. Hi my lovely girl! Thanks so much for the super fun week last week!! I am soooo excited, I can't wait to get packed up and out of here! HOORAY for New Orleans, especially at Christmas and with wonderful friends! :) Love you! xoxoxo

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  6. Such a beautiful time of year! Enjoy your first/sixth Christmas with your hubbie and celebrating the holidays with the lovely Trishy and Matt! XO

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  7. Yay I cant wait! This makes me so excited :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Makes me want to make a trip to New Orleans.

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  9. love it at Chrismtas! after the jazz half the after party was in fulton square and I couldn't help thinking about it all decorated for Christmas!

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  10. How very wonderful to be truly home for Christmas!! There is nothing like a Louisiana Christmas :)

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  11. These pictures take my breath away!!!

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  12. wonderful pictures! Merry Christmas to you!

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