Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013!

Christmas came & went faster this year than I could say "Merry Christmas"!  I had big plans for this to be a grand Christmas for Matt & I since it was our first married Christmas together.  It was grand but, in different ways.  Between the ice storm & our mid-month trip to Vegas, our schedule was quite off this year.

Thankfully, not having a Christmas tree up or decorated doesn't make the Christmas season.  I realize it's a big part but, turns out we survived without it this year.  I've never in my life not had a decorated Christmas tree but, this year we did.  I wouldn't say it's something I would do every year but, considering I somehow overlooked the lack of weeks between Thanksgiving & Christmas & didn't schedule things properly, I'm fine with not having a Christmas tree for this year... Our first married Christmas together.  Ha!

We had some friends over for dinner the Friday before Christmas.  It was supposed to be a make-up for our missed annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party during the dreaded ice storm but, so many people had other plans with families already.  It worked out having it low-key though since Matt was beginning to not feel so great.  I started & finished my Christmas shopping over the weekend, squeezed in a couple of family photo sessions on Sunday while it was descent weather {possible new adventure on the horizon!} & we snuggled in with the pup Monday night to watch some Christmas movies (Shrek the Halls, duh!) 

Christmas eve was spent having dinner at my dad's girlfriend & her family (they were all so nice!), going to Christmas Eve Mass & venturing around town to check out the Christmas lights.  {That is something we do every year & somehow didn't squeeze it in until the last minute!}  Once we arrived home late that night Matt & I did our gift exchange, we both hit the jack pot this year!  Christmas morning we were up bright & early to go to my Dad's.  We had our traditional "big breakfast" & then opened gifts.  Matt has been wanting to learn how to rope for a while now & my Dad got him his own rope & dummy that he can practice with in the back yard!  His eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store when He saw it all!

Overall, it was a great Christmas!  Not exactly what I had envisioned as our first Christmas as husband & wife but, definitely one we'll be able to tell our children about & laugh!  Next year though... next year!!  ;)



  1. Looks and sounds like an amazing Christmas. I love Christmas Eve service too :)!

  2. I love hearing stories about crazy things that didn't happen when my parents were first married! This will be on for the record books :) Happy New Year Lady!


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