Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Happened! Woah!

Twas a Glorious Day!

It's amazing that Christmas has already come and gone!  As much as I love the holidays, Matt and I were definitely ready to move on to the spring.  This is the time of year that my brain and body goes "Okay, I'm over the cold and the silver and gold, let's move on to warm days and flowers!".  

Christmas this year was pretty different from past years.  It was full of new things and it was exciting!  Each year Matt and I spend Christmas eve with my family and wake up with them Christmas morning and then drive to his moms house to spend a few hours with his family.  Well, this year we did that but at each house there was an addition!  My sister and Matt's sister both had babies this past year, so things were a little different than usual!  And it was great!

My niece opening her very first Christmas present with her daddy!  She's got the cutest chubby cheeks.  I'll be so sad when she loses them :(

Our niece and nephews (including the newest) at Matt's moms house Christmas evening.

There were so many presents at my parents house, it was unreal!  (Many of them were for the niece, of course ;))

Matt got me new running shoes (Brooks Ravenna 5)!!  They are SO bright and pretty.  I will definitely be seen when I'm out on the road...or at least my feet will be seen!

We got some pretty neat stuff this year, including a chiminea for outdoor entertaining on chilly nights.  The best part of this Christmas for both of us was to watch our nieces and nephews open their presents.  It's funny that we're getting to that age's all about the kids and their happiness and the magic of Christmas!

How was your Christmas?  

Do you have kids/nieces or nephews that make Christmas that much more magical?

What was your favorite gift this year?


  1. It looks like you had a fantastic Christmas.

    I love those runners!

    We had a very nice low key Christmas at home, with way too much eating as per usual, lol.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds like a great Christmas! I just finished up the last of our leftovers (thank goodness). I was actually getting a liiiittle tired of comfort foods! I want summer fruits and veggies now!