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Happy Christmas, from Our Family to Yours

Annie, Ben, Andrew and Caroline from Rewind Documentaries on Vimeo.

We recently had a new set of family photos taken by our amazingly talented friends Bobbi and Mike, and this time our friend Ben of Rewind Documentaries also came along to capture some video.  We love getting ready for the holidays so this was a totally brilliant idea (thanks Bobbi!)  Ben made this mini family documentary with the most precious memories from our day.  I am so incredibly glad we did this so that the kids will have it someday when they are older.

From our family to yours, wishing you the happiest of holidays!

PS – Today is maybe my personal favorite of all holiday giveaways – an amazing prize from Erin McDermott Jewelry.  Head on over to the giveaway page to learn more and enter. 

  • Kathy

    Beautiful family! What a gem. I love the background music. Who is the artist?

  • Shannon Haas

    Beautiful! The two of them laughing with their hot chocolate is precious. Such beautiful memories! Thank you for sharing!

  • Amelia

    Seriously if that doesn’t bring back memories from my own childhood! Except, I remember tons of snow when we would go to cut our tree. :). I love how Andrew wants to do it all and Caroline is such a giggle cutie. I especially enjoy the hot cocoa mustache. :)

  • Krysten

    Such fantastic memories, thank you for sharing! You have a beautiful family – Merry Christmas!

  • Angela

    So cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Annie.

  • Deanna Wolowitz

    Annie, this is absolutely precious!! Your family is so beautiful! Happy Holidays! :)

  • Anna

    Lovely! I can just imagine them grown up and looking back at this video. Beautiful memories! Happy Holidays, and thank you for sharing your video!

  • Liz N.

    Oh Annie! This is so precious! Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your family’s holiday traditions. The video is so full of love and timeless. Caroline and Andrew obviously adore each other. Caroline’s face during baking is classic! Merry Christmas to you all! XOXO

  • Sam Derby

    This is just the cutest thing I have seen all week (which has included videos of puppies and kittens). Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us. Happy Christmas to you all!

  • Christina Gathright

    That was so incredibly sweet and cute! Happy Holidays!

  • Jessica L.

    oh my gosh Annie, this is the most precious thing. your family is so amazingly adorable. thank you for sharing this with us! wishing you all the happiest of holidays!!

  • Judy E

    Loved it!

  • Sarah Coker

    That video was precious. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

  • Meg

    So adorable! Oh your kids are just so cute! This video perfectly captures the joy of the holiday season. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your lovely family with us all.

  • Kat

    I loved this!! Nice to see you guys in adorable action! Merry Christmas to you and yours, sweetie….

  • Aubrie

    So cute! Merry Christmas, Annie! I especially loved the part where they kids were drinking hot chocolate and looked at each other and just started laughing–that’s totally something my kids do too.

  • annieseats

    It is Happy Christmas by Handsome and Gretyl. I love it too – hadn’t heard it before, but he picked the most perfect song!

  • Maureen F.

    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  • Amy

    How sweet! This really made me smile!

  • Robyn

    What a sweet video! You and your kids will be so happy to have that one day :)

  • Kathy

    Thanks, Annie. Looking forward to adding it to my Christmas tunes.

  • Jenn V

    Such a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas :)

  • Meghan Jenson

    so fun to hear your voice (and your families)

  • Noreen

    Wonderful family cheer

  • pkulie2

    This is the sweetest thing ever! It’s so funny to hear your voice too! I’ve been reading your words for years and have come up with my own voice for you in my head :)

  • Katie @ Butterlust Blog

    You have a beautiful family!! Such a great idea for a Christmas greeting! Happy Holidays!

  • Shelly

    It’s been just about a year since I discovered your blog, and I check in daily! You are one talented and energetic young woman. Whenever I make something new, and share it with friends, family and co-workers, they ask if the recipe is from my girlfriend, and most often it is! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family girlfriend!

  • Elizabeth from Indy

    So great! Thank you for sharing that with all of us!

  • Kristin

    That was lovely!

  • Kendra

    Totally made me well up! Such a beautiful video of a beautiful family. You must be so very proud. :)

  • http://www.melskitchencafe.com/ Mel

    This just made me happy, Annie. What fun to get a glimpse into your “real” life. I will be smiling all day! (And gosh, your kids are adorable…)

  • http://liveitinerantly.com/ Quyen Nguyen

    What a beautiful video to treasure for years to come. Love that tree, so fluffy!

  • Kaitlin

    Your family is absolutely adorable. Beautiful, happy children. Merry Christmas!

  • kadehydrated

    This is so wonderful, Annie! Most of my family is out of state for the holidays now and it’s such a bummer because Christmas is my favorite. You have such a beautiful family, this was really heartwarming. :)

  • http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com/ Caroline L.

    CAROLINE is such a little sugarplum – she’s the sweetest! And awhhh, you can tell how much she and Andrew love each other :) You guys are the most precious family – this video made me smile!!

  • Angela

    This is just so sweet. Merry Christmas!

  • Jennay

    So very lovely….not to mention I <3 Bobbi and Mike's photography! You have such a lovely family and this will be great for your children to look back on in the future! Well done! =)

  • Kelly Marsteller

    That is the most adorable thing ever! Thank you for sharing…brought a tear to my eye! :-)

  • Alice Wall

    Such a beautiful family. Merry Christmas!

  • Ann Sandstrom

    Thi s is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas!

  • ajung08

    That is adorable!! What a fun memory for your family. Merry Christmas, Annie!

  • http://vanillasugarblog.com vanillasugarblog

    I love your family!
    Merry Christmas!!

  • Monica C

    Annie, this makes my heart so happy. Happy holidays to you and your wonderful family!

  • http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/ Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Annie, this is so sweet and precious! Andrew and Caroline are too cute. Have a wonderful holiday!

  • Diana

    Beautiful families and memories!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Tracy

    Happy Christmas! Your family is beautiful!

  • Ali @ Solano’s Kitchen

    What a wonderful idea!! Your kiddos are SO adorable. Andrew looks just like one of my students :) so sweet! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  • Stacy

    Hi Annie, such a sweet and touching video! You have a beautiful family. Like others said, it was fun to hear your voice. I’ve read your blog for so long and made my own voice to your words. Love the song too! Merry Christmas!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    This video is SO precious and perfect. Your family is adorable! Merry Christmas, dear :)

  • Bridget Mathis

    I love this video of you and your family! What is the name of the song being played??

  • christine

    LOVE THIS! Thank you for sharing your family with us :)

  • Ruth

    Wow! This makes my heart sing. Thank you for sharing your precious family AND your recipes with all of us. Happy holidays, Annie.

  • Victoria Speirs

    absolutely lovely!!

  • stephanie

    Thanks for sharing! Caroline just melts my heart, she is the most adorable child ever! Wishing you and the family the happiest of holidays!

  • Carol Cook

    Thanks for sharing your day and your family with me! Your children are awesome- as is your friends’ brilliance for keeping the day with all of you forever! Happiest of holidays ever!

  • Megan

    Beautiful video! Thank you for sharing your family with us. :)

  • http://lokness.wordpress.com/ Lokness @ The Missing Lokness

    What a beautiful video! It is very nicely done. Warm and sweet. Thank you for sharing your family with us. Happy Holidays!

  • Wendy Perkins

    What a precious memory. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Kathy Miller

    Cute video! Thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas with all your loved ones!

  • Whitney Gretzinger

    Ya’ll are adorable!! What a sweet video. Your little Caroline is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!! I have a little one named Caroline too. She turns 2 in January. Merry Christmas!!

  • annieseats

    It is Happy Christmas by Handsome and Gretyl.

  • Theresa Shore

    That video was so precious! What a great memory for your family!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I love this. Such a perfect keepsake. Happy holidays chica!!

  • Marilyn

    I love it! It made me smile. Caroline looks just like you! Such a beautiful moment for your beautiful family :)

  • Tiffany

    Lovely video. I’ve been reading your blog for so long and it’s so nice to see, and I mean this with love :), that you guys are normal people just like me and my family. I thought for sure you were some kind of big celebrity, and you are in the foodie world!–but seeing your video made all your lovely recipes I’ve borrowed that much sweeter and warmer, when served to the people I love. Thanks :) — always a fan

  • Minje Mulloy

    I love the mother and child necklace!

  • Stephanie

    That was a precious video. Thank you for sharing. You have a beautiful family.

  • Fabiola

    Thank you for sharing your video. I’ve been following you for several years and whenever I make one of your recipes I know it’ll be a winner. You’re a super mom!

  • Jennifer Hamilton

    Probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen. Thanks for the little glimpse into your world. Merry Christmas to you all!

  • lemonsugar

    This made me tear up (with happy tears!) at work. Dang it Annie! ;) Merry Christmas!

  • Queenie De Jesus

    Happy Holidays Annie!