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2014 Holiday in Review

Brian Ness

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a unicorn trapped in a holly-filled terrarium

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a unicorn trapped in a holly-filled terrarium

The holidays fly by, and working retail makes it all seem even more swift. But it's also my favorite time of the year, so I forced Jon and the dogs and all my pals to truly get into the holiday spirit.

Here's a snapshot of some of my favorite memories from this year:

Jon and Alisha happy with their finished products - notice Jon's untouched white tree. He is very proud of it.

Jon and Alisha happy with their finished products - notice Jon's untouched white tree. He is very proud of it.

Jon, Paula and I have been talking for years about taking our niece, Alisha to a ceramics studio and painting light-up Christmas trees. Finally, this year, we found a time to do it!

All of those layers of color on our trees... and none of them were visible int he end! #rookies

All of those layers of color on our trees... and none of them were visible int he end! #rookies

We also got together with my mom, my sister, and her kids for a cookie bake-off. It was a surprise to them, but Paula and I found pajamas to match my nephew!

We had a holiday cocktail party full of holiday goodies, cranberry-rosemary punch, and good cheer. I forgot to take many photos, but here's a couple of the spread!

Christmas isn't Christmas without a bundt cake.

Christmas isn't Christmas without a bundt cake.

Makes me hungry again.

Makes me hungry again.

Paula's sister, Jaime was in town, so we had to have our annual gingerbread decorating night. We scheduled it during the new Elf cartoon special on NBC... luckily the houses were more of a success than the tv special!

Featuring Jonny's new holiday stemware!

Featuring Jonny's new holiday stemware!

I promised myself I wouldn't buy new wrapping paper, but I couldn't resist. The presents this year:

And last - here are a few photos of our decorated home.

the boys anxiously waiting for Santa's arrival

the boys anxiously waiting for Santa's arrival

Merry Christmas, everyone!