Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas 2016

Wow, I could really get used to a two-day work week! Caleb and I had a few extra vacation days to burn off before the end of the year, so we took Tuesday/Wednesday off! I can't tell you how much we needed it. Having that much uninterrupted free time was just amazing! We stayed up late, slept in, watched a whole lot of Netflix and just soaked in as much of the holidays as possible. Dating him is so fun!

Friday evening we grabbed dinner with some friends that were in town. It was a great time, and made me so thankful that our friendships haven't wavered even though distance may separate us!

Saturday we woke up and went to the early Christmas Eve service, then Caleb talked me into exchanging one present earlier in the day. It's always a little silly tradition we do, but we normally exchange right before bed, so this was fun...but I knew he had something up his sleeve. He wanted me to be able to wear this all day (since we do PJ's at my Dad's)! It's definitely a new favorite hoodie, it's SO incredibly soft (and for those of you asking...it was from WALMART of all places)!!)

We loaded up the car and enjoyed a full day over at my Dad's house! It was different than our normal, since my Great Aunt and Uncle couldn't make it out, but we still had such a great time! FYI, my Dad and his wife seriously go ALL OUT with the Christmas decorations...it's insane but also really freaking cool.




Sunday was something special; Christmas always is! I truly love that morning with Caleb! We always have so much fun exchanging gifts!

Then we loaded the car back up, and headed to my Grandparents! We always have brunch at their home with my Aunt and Uncle, cousins and my brother! We love being able to spend the day with them; eating delicious food, exchanging gifts, and watching movies/games on TV!

My bro is getting into photography as a hobby! You KNOW I'm excited!

Caleb got me these sweatpants, and I'm basically living in them now!

The rest of our days off were spent preparing for the rest of the week. We dated our faces off and sheesh, it was amazing! I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I CANNOT believe the New Year is just right around the corner!

13 comments:

  1. Do you not call your dads wife stepmom? Just something I noticed in your typing and curious. So glad you enjoyed your holiday and time off with your family.

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  2. I am obsessed with your dad's house and all the Christmas decorations - holy cow! Sounds like a great time!!

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  3. Holy Christmas decorations, Batman! Beckett would have every one of those little guys on the stairs thrown down the staircase in like 5 minutes, lol. Also? Love getting socks for Christmas!

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  4. oh my goodness, what a fun christmas! you all look like you have a ton of fun on christmas morning. your dad's decorations are intense! i love it.

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  5. All y'all are so adorable! Looks like you had a fantastic Christmas.

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  6. The leggings I'm in right now are from Walmart! I don't need $85 sweatpants to be comfy :P One of my coworker's house is like your dad's! She starts decorating in October because it takes so long to get everything out! It looked super pretty but also super tiring to take it all back down haha.

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  7. Oh my gosh all those Christmas decorations!! So fun!! Your sweatshirt is really cute. I've found some super cute things at Walmart. Do you follow the instagram account WhoaWaitWalmart ? It's these two ladies who post great finds from Walmart, check it out!

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  8. I'm so glad you had such a good Christmas sweet friend. I am definitely thinking that sweatshirt is a must all year round. YAY for having amazing family to be able to spend such quality time with.

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  9. I like the idea of opening a present up early...that's fun. I try to be a morning person....but I've found that I'm really not. Hah! Loving all those Nutcrackers on the mantle! I just have my one but I need to start collecting more!

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  10. I love the sweatshirt Caleb got you! And I can't get over all the decorations at your dad's house- lol. I would hate to pack that up every year!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, SO many decorations! How fun!!

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  12. I can't get over those decorations! That snowman tree is awesome, and so is your hoodie :)

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  13. Love all the Christmas decor!

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