Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas overload!

Christmas rocked. We had 4 total Christmas gatherings, and I actually got overwhelmed once Sunday night hit and I saw our house - in a total mess - covered in presents and wrapping paper. What a blessing! Let me back up.

Thursday I actually got out of work early, and we met with my Dad's side of the family like we usually do. It was a blast... pizza was ordered and lots of mountain dew was consumed! One of my favorite presents? I got a fitbit! I'm really excited to get that baby charged and start on my fitness goals!!!!! I've really let myself go the past 3-4 months and I'm ready to get back on track.

BUT - my favorite gift from them was all of my old dance uniforms (from ages 3 and up) It absolutely made me cry. I had no idea my Dad kept all of that stuff! It was a box full of them, and at the bottom, there were 2 baby blankets I didn't even know existed that my grandmother had knit before I was born. I'm so thankful for these possessions! I can only hope for a little girl one day to remake all of my silly dance photos :)

Christmas morning with Caleb is DEFINITELY one of my favorite days of the year. Something about it is just so fun. We wake up in no rush at all, take our sweet time exchanging some presents, and eat donuts and/or brownies. I love knowing how much thought we both put into the gifts we have for each other, and getting to see his reaction is my favorite part. He did SO well in the gift department, as always. But I do have to say... my favorite part of Christmas is just spending so much time together and with our families!

We always go to my Nanny and Buddy's house for brunch, along with my aunt, uncle, and 2 cousins! My mom only has one brother, so we're very close with them and my only 2 first cousins. They make life so fun!!

We read our notes of thankfulness that we all wrote on Thanskgiving, per our annual tradition, and a few of them made me tear up.

Saturday Caleb and I (believe it or not) got started on NEXT CHRISTMAS, ALREADY!!! We've designated a box in the basement solely for future christmas presents so we don't forget where they are/what we've already bought. It wasn't much, but hey, its a start.

Sunday we had our Christmas with Caleb's family and it was a blast, as well! Just recapping all of this is making me so thankful, all over again! His parents love to get extra silly with the gifts which added lots of extra laughter. We got an awesome griddle for our counter so I can make all the pancakes EVER, the cutest polaroid post-it holder, and lots of other awesome goodies!!

I've taken a bit of a blogging break these last few days and its been kind of nice. Just trying to enjoy all that these last days of the year have to offer! Although I have to say, I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!! :) 


  1. I am so glad you had such a great Christmas friend. I know you will love having your fitbit and the gifts from your dad made my heart so happy. What a special, special gift. YAY for lots of family to spend this time with. Enjoy your New Years. YAY for 2016.

  2. You had all the Christmas fun!! Four Christmases is the way to go! :)I love the idea of writing down notes of thankfulness on Thanksgiving and then reading them on Christmas!

  3. I had the same "Oh crap!" moment when I realized what our living room looked like after the fact, lol. But it's all worth it! Glad you had a nice holiday!

  4. We all chipped in and bought my mom a Fitbit this year. She was excited!

  5. Glad you had a great Christmas! And look at you already shopping for next year! That is impressive!

  6. I'm glad you had such an amazing Christmas!

  7. I'm so glad you could be surrounded by so much family this Christmas!!! Here's to FitBit challenges woohoo!!!! :)

  8. So sweet of your Dad to keep your outfits and give them back to you! And yay for your fitbit and so many wonderful Christmas memories. I am still working on my Christmas recap and feel like I need to recap my Christmas in 5 posts. Haha.

  9. awww that is so sweet of your dad to give you all the dance outfits. so cute. my mum kept a few of my things and it's so amazing to see something in a photo and then again in real life, if that makes sense. i have totally already started on 2016 christmas as well! KC mentioned a couple of things he liked that his brother got, so I went and bought them as soon as we got home haha. Happy NYE!

  10. We definitely need to become friends on FitBit! I love my makes tracking indoor workouts (like running on the treadmill or sessions with a personal trainer) so much easier to track than my old Flex.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Time with family is always my favorite part.

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