Monday, December 29, 2014

Tidbits from "christmas break"

Wow. I can't even begin to describe how amazing this break from work has been for my soul. With the two or three other Christmas celebrations we had after last weeks post, I'm feeling so incredible thankful, and tired! I could go on and on about all the gifts we received, all the calories that were consumed and all the plans that we made, but I'll just give you the play by play via pictures.

We started Christmas Eve with an amazing church service, and a Starbucks trip with Caleb's parents!

We spent Christmas Eve evening with my Dad's side of the family, just like usual. It was a blast!


I just love how red and glittery everything is!! Its truly the best time of year.







Our sweet Great Grandma Agnes!


We started our own little tradition last year of giving each other one "smaller" gift on Christmas Eve and his gift to me did NOT disappoint! I was so excited!

My brother stayed over for a while, then we put in Elf and fell asleep on the couch before finally going to bed. Then we woke up and celebrated our second christmas together! I had a few fun things up my sleeve for Caleb and we had a great morning together. He did SUCH an awesome job with my gifts.

I know, I look gross. But I don't even care. THAT was my excited face! EEK! Finally got my hands on my very own Polaroid. I had one a few years back and it broke :( so you could say I'm more than happy to have this bad boy!!

& these...SO gorgeous.


My "big gifts" to Caleb were a record player and a hobby box (which are a TON of football cards, some autographs, etc)...he was ecstatic. Much to my surprise, the record player was his absolute favorite gift.

After we were done playing with our new gifts, we headed to my grandparents and had our traditional brunch! My grandma (with the help of my aunt) make the most incredible food for this brunch, I seriously look forward to it all year long.


 (this was my favorite thing out of my stocking from Caleb...and yes, I plan on using this at work!)


My grandparents got us a Walking Dead trivia game...we're so excited!!



We spent the rest of the afternoon playing Disney trivia and napping. It was perfect. Later that evening, we saw a movie with Caleb's family! Overall, this Christmas break was a good one and I'm feeling really grateful. Hope yours was amazing and I look forward to reading all the recaps!!

17 comments:

  1. Yay for a wonderful Christmas!! I love the idea of a record player. And Needtobreathe is on record?!?!! Love that band :)

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  2. Christmas casserole, starbucks, arm wrestling, need to breathe, that camera!! You had an excellent Christmas - some of my favorite things :) Christmas is good for the soul - time with family is so needed, even when we don't realize it!

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  3. Looks like an amazing holiday!! And those KS earrings are amazing!!! :)

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  4. we are Kate Spade twins! .. kind of. i have the necklace version of your earrings and I LOVE it. dresses everything up just a bit. i got a record player a few years ago- everything just sounds better on vinyl. i hope you guys love it!

    those pics of you an Caleb are precious.

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  5. Yay! It looks like a wonderful Christmas! I love the red and gold of those pictures!

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  6. Wait.. you have two more Christmases?! And hold the phone- those were Kate Spade earrings?! HOLY CRAP! #goodjobcaleb

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  7. This is wonderful!! Sounds like you had a great holiday!

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  8. Its amazing what a few days off will do to you! ISooo glad you guys had a few great celebrations!

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  9. Humans of NY is my absolute favorite coffee table book. When I'm feeling down, I flip through those beautiful pictures and read the uplifting stories and it just makes me happy. What an amazing Christmas y'all had with lots of sweet families. I love your new Polaroid and the fact that it is YELLOW is beyond perfect.

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  10. I'm glad you had such a special Christmas!

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  11. Seriously so many great Christmas celebrations!!! Can't wait to take some polaroid pictures together!! :D Record players are awesome! Peter has one and we'll just spend time listening to records! Your brother looks like 5 years older with that beard! That dog at the end - I hope you kept him!!! :)

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  12. A polaroid! What fun. I love it. And those earrings are so pretty. Looks like a really fun time! We had those same peanut butter cookies with the Hershey's in the middle. Those are so good :)

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  13. This is great! love the pictures, and the Polaroid! looks like you had an amazing time :)

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  14. aww what fun!! Love that little Polaroid camera!! I have been so tempted to order the Humans of NY book!!! I love following the account on IG!

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  15. I'm so glad you had an awesome Christmas! Your presents were on POINT this year...my goodness! That Polaroid is amazing and you already know how I feel about Walking Dead trivia... Also, a record player is the coolest gift ever, so great thinking on that one!

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  16. I love this look back! You rocked 2014. It's crazy to think y'all shot your first wedding in this year because I feel like y'all are wedding pros here in December. (insert you doing a hair flip here). HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Enjoy all the wedding festivities today!

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  17. That is a lot of christmas-ing. it looks like so much fun!

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