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Monday, December 30, 2013


I had two sweet vacation days left for the year so you bet I took them the two days after Christmas and had an extra long break from work. It. Was. Glorious. I'm so blessed. Caleb and I were giddy all week to finally have our FIRST married Christmas!!

Yeah, its blurry. Woops.
His parents are back in town so we spent last Saturday with all of Caleb's family doing our first round of Christmas hang outs! We started the afternoon off with a great worship service at Erin and Jared's church, the in-laws picked up AMAZING dinner (Chickfila, as if there was another option), and we ended it by opening presents and having a hilarious round of Hedbanz.

Christmas Eve was with my Dad's side of the family, as usual. They all absolutely spoiled us, and it was such a blast.

The very next morning Caleb and I decided to start the tradition of baking a sweet together...we chose BROWNIES. Our fave!

While those baked, we opened presents!! It was SO fun watching him open what I'd given him. It was a time to remember, that's for sure.

Inside of this giant box were a pair of shoes Caleb had been dying for! This was his "big ticket item" :) 

and mine? An incredible straightener. He's so sweet. Recently, my long bangs have been frying (sad story)...I've been talking about wanting to buy a Chi for a while, and he totally remembered! I'm one happy girl. 

After we spent a little time alone, we ventured off to my grandparents to spend the rest of the day with them. It was amazing. My grandparents got us INCREDIBLE luggage and I cannot even WAIT to use them!!

That evening, we were falling asleep by like 7 so we decided to head home, and pop in a movie.

I still can't believe Christmas has come and gone. It was fantastic waking up with him, and not wanting to get out of bed just so I could savor that first Christmas that much longer...but you know what? I'm looking forward to every single day with my husband, and that's a blessing in itself. I hope you all had a great one!!


  1. It was SO good to see you, girl!! I love your face when you opened the shoes! Too cute! :)

  2. This made me so happy reading it!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful first Christmas with Caleb :) I love your face when you're opening the shoes! What thoughtful gifts he got you! I also like how you're riding Sophie in the picture with your family hahaha.

  3. I live and breathe by my Chi. You will love it!

    So glad you had a great Christmas :)

  4. what a fun fun christmas! looks like y'all had a blast. so glad it was sooo good!

  5. Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas! ♥
    And I love that you two started a baking tradition. I'll be excited when we have our own place and can really start our own type of things like that.

  6. Yay!!! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!!!! :-)

  7. You will love that chi straightener. Such a great present! And just as a side note...these pictures make me so always seem to do that!

  8. I SO want a Chi straightener! How do you like it?

  9. I want that straightener! Haha! I'm loving all the Bengals love on this post. WHO-DEY?! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas.

  10. Sounds like a great Christmas! You look great!!!


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