Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas

This past Christmas weekend was full of family, food and presents. Christmas Eve I woke up and wrapped all the gifts (procrastination much?) while Kristian watched a movie. Yeah he was no little help. That night we headed over to his sister's house for dinner and present opening.

I have to give my SIL credit, she decorated her house beautifully.





*Kristian checking out his nephew's new guitar*

*White Russian's were my drink of choice for the weekend*

*Kristian with his dad*

*All the ladies- my niece Madison, my SIL Michelle, my niece Carleigh, me and my MIL*

*Michelle made a beautiful table spread. We had Italian food for dinner*




*"Let's Drink and make bad choices" or the story of Kristian's life*

We got a lot of wonderful gifts from his family. His mother and I apparently share a brain since her and I bought several duplicate gifts including a makeup case for my niece, an ornament using the same exact photo for my SIL and almost identical headbands for my other niece. I think next year we'll need to compare notes while shopping.

Christmas morning Kristian and I woke up bright and early and exchanged our gifts. I got him a bunch of smaller gifts including the Katy Perry CD (she is #1 on his "Free Pass List"), a Shutterfly calendar with pictures of our cats (I made him one last year and he loved it), an ornament and the Walkie Talkies he wanted. I swear I married a 12 year old stuck inside a man's body.

And he got me one "big" gift which was a beautiful green Coach wallet. Apparently I needed an upgrade from my Target wallet I've had for years.


After we opened gifts I started cooking the sweet potato casserole and mac n cheese I planned to take to my brother's house. Fortunately the snow held off and we were able to make it up to MD to see my family.

*Kristian and my mom. Yes he's wearing the same sweater as the night before. He has decided this is now his official Christmas sweater*

*Here we are with one of my brother's two daughters. My other niece was too busy playing with the toys Santa brought her for pictures*


We ate a ton of food and once again we got some great gifts from my side of the family including my new Redskins Jersey. Yes I know they suck all the time right now, but I'll always be a fan!

*Here I am on Sunday and they actually WON! Maybe I brought them good luck!*

Unfortunately due the snow that the Eastern shore of MD got hit with our gathering with Kristian's extended family got postponed from Sunday to this coming weekend which gives me more time to practice for the tournament.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.

13 comments:

april said...

That's your little niece? She's such a young lady now! Crazy how time flies.

It looks like a great holiday.

Teenage Bride said...

Oh yay it looks like you had a great Christmas!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Looks like an amazing Christmas. And mm, white Russians!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Cute pictures! The food, drinks, and gifts sounded great! Glad you had a nice one! :)

d.a.r. said...

I was joking with my family this weekend that Z was purposefully volunteering to be gone around the holidays so that I had to do all of the shopping and wrapping myself. But then, I realized, it would be like that even if he WAS here, ha!

Looks like you guys had a great first married Christmas!!

Jenni said...

Ohhh how sweet!!! Sounds like a fabulous holiday!

Bicoastal Bride said...

I'm glad you had a beautiful Christmas! I also had a fabulous time with my family in California, and am now using this week to get all caught up for the new year.

bananas. said...

katy perry cd? hahahaha! kristian is officially my 2 year old nephew's twin. he's love with her right now. too cute.

glad you had a merry xmas and woohoo for your team winning. mine didn't...but that's another story...

Jen said...

I love posts like this!! Looks like you and yours had a fabulous holiday weekend!!

Happy Tuesday Darling! xo

Jen said...

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~KS said...

Your hubs' shirt is awesome!! And love your new wallet!! Glad to hear you had such an awesome Christmas...

~KS said...

Your hubs' shirt is awesome!! And love your new wallet!! Glad to hear you had such an awesome Christmas...

Laura Darling said...

That table looks beautiful!! And I love that your husband has a Christmas sweater...too funny!