Wow! I’m not a fan of the holidays flying fast but I am a fan of Friday’s and sharing with you some of our family fun and favorites during the blessed season. Hoping 2023 brings joy, happiness, and good health to you all my friends!

1. Family

May have been some of my favorite family time yet despite one gathering postponed due to weather being -40 below! BUT spent all day Christmas with these darlings. Just missing our Pharmacy resident in Baltimore (but she’s off next year!) And the postponed night at moms was wonderful.

This girl was ready for Christmas!

My Red Sweater HERE

Ruth's Chris on the 26th to celebrate Birthdays, College Graduation and an engagement (the other engagement had not happened yet)

Family Recreates

Oh my, were these ever fun! I came across some of these photos as it was getting closer to Christmas, and I knew it was time to re-create this family goodness. I don’t know why I didn’t think of getting one of the five of us, but I did get the three boys reenacting the year that our youngest still believed in Santa. And because it’s a rarity to have all three boys when we see the cousins, I had to do Mr. Nine’s sister’s family with a couple re-creates too.

Hilarious these 3 trying to re-create it!!

With the Cuz's

Love this fam.

2. 2nd Son ENGAGED
Eek, when our son got back to Baltimore, he proposed! That’s right friends; 2 sons engaged within 2 weeks of each other! Exciting times!

3. What I Wore
Didn’t take many pictures of what I wore at all, but the hot pink blazer was a favorite as well as this dress that I wore to a holiday dinner.
Blazer HERE // Black Silky Camisole HERE // Faux Leather Leggings HERE // Booties HERE

Dress HERE

4. Charcuterie Wreath
I actually had someone on TikTok that did not believe that I made this. She obviously has not followed me very long, lol. Look how amazing the Christmas wreath charcuterie turned out. Mr. Nine told me I should start my own seasonal business for these. You know I love my Charcuterie friend, but I think there might be a market for the wreath idea. Anyway, I plan on sharing the whole thing and how I did it on the blog next Christmas season.
Awesome Wood Tray for this found HERE

5. Misc. Fun

Since a lot of you were not around like for Christmas, linking the posts around the holiday too.

Wednesday ~ WUW Holiday Edition


from Nickel & Suede

I just ordered these earrings of the month. I love the neutral aspect and style. Nickel and Suede are my most worn earrings, and the earring of the month is always a good one at a great price.


Have a great weekend 
my sweet friends.

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday



  1. Oh Andrea- CONGRATULATIONS!!! So very happy for you and your family! You are so going to rock the MOG role x2!! Can't wait to follow along with all of the celebrations and your fashion of course- sending love! XO

  2. Congratulations!! Two engagements, wow!!! This is a very exciting time in the Nine house for sure. Glad you had all the boys together for Christmas and had such a wonderful time with so much to celebrate!
    Happy New Year!

  3. What fun times for your family with TWO upcoming weddings! I know your heart is still full from Christmas. I love family time! Our four sons are also grown up, and while I see the three that still live at home with us, I don't see them much, and the one who is on his own I only see every three weeks or so. I miss the days of them all being here under our roof! That charcuterie board wreath is GORGEOUS! You should consider his suggestion about doing a little side gig with them. I had a friend who purchased one from a young girl here at Thanksgiving, and she paid over $100 for it! She said it was worth every penny and more, it was so delicious. The meme about the cute personality made me 🤣. Have a great weekend!

  4. I am dying over these recreated photos! So fun and cute! And I'm so happy about the second engagement as well. I haven't been on Insta so I missed it. Congrats my friend! It's going to be a busy year for you. Have a terrific weekend!

  5. Oh my goodness, so much excitement! I love the photo recreations and I love that the boys have found their people. I am so happy for you all!!

  6. Love seeing your recreated photos! You have a beautiful family! congrats again on two sons getting engaged! Your charcuterie wreath is amazing!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Wow, another engagement?! So exciting! I really like that dress you are wearing too.

  8. ANDREA!!!! Another engagement?! That is so dang exciting!!!! I know you are just over the moon! And also, that charcuterie wreath is STUNNING. You could totally start a business and make those for a living!

  9. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your family. Congrats on another engagement and how exciting for you all. The charcuterie is amazing is amazing and a great idea for a side business during the holidays. Wishing you and your family a happy new year.

  10. Anonymous6.1.23

    I love your charcuterie wreath! Two questions: what is the greenery underneath or how do you eat from the salami roses or are they just meant to be a decoration?

  11. Anonymous6.1.23

    SOO happy for you and your family! Your Charcuterie wreath looks spectacular and those recreated photos are fantastic. Have a glorious weekend lovely friend! XO, Caroline

  12. Your wreath charcuterie is beautiful! You nailed it! Happy engagement wishes to your son as well! You are going to be one busy mother of the groom(s) in the future! Yay!

  13. I love all the family time you all had together! And another engagement?!?! Oh my goodness how exciting! So many great time coming for your family and could not be happier for you all <3

  14. Congrats on the engagements!! That is so exciting!!

  15. Wow, what a big holiday for your family with two engagements. Your family is growing by leaps and bounds!! Have a good weekend!

  16. I love your pink blazer that you wore to dinner with the family. I love the recreation of the throwback photo. So cute. Congrats on the second engagement!

  17. Can I just say that you haven't changed a bit. I couldn't tell which of the family photos was the older one until I looked at all of the other people.
    Love all the excitement and fun. Congrats to the boys!!

  18. Congratulations on the engagement of your sons! You will be very busy this year? Or next? Anyway, fabulous to have the family together!

  19. I love the idea of recreating old family/friend photos! Unfortunately, no one really shares my enthusiasm, ha. Yours turned out so good, though!!

  20. It's been so nice catching up with your family! I love the re-created photos!!! They are fun to do. Congratulations on the second engagement in 2 weeks. Wow!!! So exciting! That charcuterie wreath is beyond gorgeous! You should do a seasonal side hustle. You have the knack for sure!! What are the little trees? Can't wait for the tutorial. I hope you're off to a great week!

  21. That wreath is awesome: I am usually too lazy to make mine look pretty. Love your recreation of pictures (especially your boys) and congrats on the engagements!

  22. That charcuterie wreath looks amazing! Very unique and tasty! :) Congratulations on both of the engagements! So so excited for your family. And how cute are those recreates?! They did well. :)

    Maureen |

  23. Ahhh two engagements! How exciting! Are their weddings going to fall close together too? How fun! That charcuterie wreath is amazing!


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