I'm back... and boy do I have a ton to share!
First off... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope everyone's holiday went well! Matt and I had a great first Christmas. I was nervous about the blending of traditions... but we made some of our own and it was super fun! Well... minus the time my hubby decided to wake up to open presents:
Seriously?! 6:50 in the morning?! I just about died. My family makes there way out of bed around 10 am and Matt was practically jumping on the bed in excitement. So of course I obliged. I'm hoping this is the first and last time he performs this crazy a.m. ritual.
We first made some hot cocoa with Christmas tree marshmallows. Yum!
Then we headed to the fireplace to open our stockings. This was my first time doing Christmas stockings so I went a little overboard. I had to counter-weight the stocking holder with a ball of rubber bands to keep it from falling off the mantel! lol. Needless to say... he loved his goodies. Especially the over-abundance of chocolate!
Counter-weight for Matt's stocking:
Matt with the shiatsu back massager I got him (We both love that one! lol)
I also got him new PJ pants and robe, house slippers, speakers for his laptop, seat covers for his Jeep and neck ties.
Me with my new P-touch labeler!!! (So...excited!!! Please excuse the hair wrap lol)
tennis shoes that I was totally drooling over... workout gear (giant ball, weighted ball, ankle weights), perfume and a wireless router
We then cleaned up and packed up the car with gifts for my side of the family. On our way to my parents house...
I know many of you are wondering where my post of our outdoor decor is... and well, I forgot to take pics. And we took them all down last weekend. So... I'm sorry. In my defense they were nothing special because we have larger plans for next year. :)