26 December 2010


For the first time in the three Christmases we've spent together, we did December 25th solo this year.
I was so excited: we could sleep in as late as we wanted, take our time, open our gifts, and lounge.
Have you MET my husband??
First, to kick off the week we watched Christmas Carol at the Hale theater with Phil's cousins...pardon the blurry...our photographer had a hard time...

Then on Christmas Eve we went to my Grandparents' house for dinner and a Christmas program (sorry I left my camera at home, but it was GOOD). Then we slept on the couch downstairs, after watching the "usual" Christmas movies like Snowman, Christmas Carol, Rudolph (clay-mation), and even a little bit of Babes in Toyland.

Then at 5:45 AM Phil decided he couldn't wait any longer.

We each had some gifts wrapped under the tree, and then a few that we couldn't wrap. So we hid them in each others' "rooms" and had them off-limits for the two days before Christmas. So we started out downstairs.
I made Phil hunt for some of his presents on the tree.
Look at that cute wrapping job! I was so proud of him!
Fabric fund begins...
I can't remember why he made this face
Phil wanted an iPad for Christmas. Naturally, being students, he wasn't going to get one.
But we did get him started on his iPad fund.
Pokemon box. NOT Pokemon inside. OBVIOUSLY.
Smallest present ever.
More money.
Rotary cutter. NICE.
Money folded into an airplane. I'm not going to say if it flew or not.
An air mattress pump!! Save that boy's back!
The Goods. A GREAT start.
Phil's Goods.

Then we went upstairs. Did NOT see this coming.
My stocking stuffers as I sit in my new rocking chair next to my new sewing machine.
I feel like an old lady. :)

Then on to Phil's new and improved "man cave" with gaming rocker chairs and a new entertainment center.
In heaven.
It was such a good Christmas!
We both got what we wanted and had a great day together!
Love you all!


  1. Thanks for the FHE "book". We love it. Glad you had a Merry Christmas. Hopefully we can see you sometime soon. :)

  2. you have a rocking chair? you're ready for a baby now.

  3. Yay! I didn't know about the rocking chair. LOVE IT! I'm glad you liked your sewing machine and the other fun gifts as well as the solo time together. What a great Christmas for you. Guess Santa heard you after all :)

    Glad you had fun at Christmas Carol too. It was fun having you come with us!

  4. I love all of the crafty gifts! I got a Hobby Lobby gift card! woo!
    Happy Holidays girly