#2,560 Christmas Day.
by Erin Napier
Each year we have our same traditions to celebrate Jesus being born. Each year the photos we take and share feel so similar to the year before, the same people, doing the same things, and to me… There’s a lot of comfort in that. To start with, there are always homemade donuts at Jim and Mallorie’s in our pajamas (a tradition we started as college roommates) and Lucy shows us what Santa brought. Today, Mal also made cronuts, and the mention of them is making my mouth water as I type.
For Ben, a Winston Churchill biography:
For me, nonpareils from Holsten’s in New Jersey, a book about traditional home design, a cozy comfy sweatshirt compliments of HGTV, and new tires on my Jeep that he put on Friday and even though I’ve been wishing and wanting new tires for months… I didn’t notice at all until this morning!
After I finished squealing about my new (white wall!!) tires, we took showers and then got on the road visiting our families. First, my family (minus daddy who was home sick with a bad cold so as not to pass it to my grandmother) for lunch at Uncle Danny and Aunt Gay’s house:
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!