Christmas Recap 2010

On Christmas morning, Derek made us a fabulous Christmas breakfast of scrambled egg, waffles, and decaf coffee - it was delicious! I thought it was so sweet of him to make us Christmas breakfast while I got ready.



Of course, I had to take a picture of the tree in all it's glory.



We opened gifts: mine included two new decorative items for our now finished basement (I can't wait to hang them up and give you all a tour), a necklace and some earrings, and the new Taylor Swift CD I wanted!



I got Derek a new 12 volt drill (because his recently broke), a hat, robe, a comic book (Garfield), and a mini magnetic chess board (because my hubby is really good at chess)!



Every year for stocking stuffers we go to a store together and split up to find each other gifts. It's fun to try to avoid each other in the store. This year we went to the dollar store - I think we did pretty well (even though we each got a gift for each other that didn't actually fit in the stocking)!





We also enjoyed a bunch of Christmas treats that I made last week: chocolate-cherry cookies, ginger cookies, peppermint bark, two kinds of fudge, and a failed attempt at buckeyes (which Derek still thought were pretty good - he almost has them gone).



After we enjoyed our Christmas morning together we went to Derek's mom's house for Christmas dinner. We had a lovely time! We also got some things for Babykins: diapers, wipes, clothes, and a blanket!

Derek and I always hide a gift somewhere in the house for each other that we search for on Christmas night, so when we got home we went on our gift-hunt.





Christmas night we sat on the couch and drank sparkling cidar next to the Christmas tree. Before we went to bed we read the Christmas story from Matthew and Luke together, to remember the reason why we were celebrating.

The day after Christmas we went to my parent's house and had Christmas with my family. I love celebrating again on the day after Christmas - it feels like an extension of Christmas and makes it last longer! We had a fun time, and got some lovely presents from my family as well - including two big things, a gun safe for Derek, and a sewing machine for me! I'm so excited to try it out!





It was a wonderful Christmas together, and I think Derek and I made the most of our last Christmas as a family of two!




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Lauren said...

What a great Christmas! I love the tradition of hiding a present, so cute!

Emily P. said...

how cute is it that y'all hide one gift!? love it!

Amanda Godin said...

You guys have some great traditions started! Congrats on your new sewing machine! You're going to have "sew" much fun making things for little babykins! Watch out, because it's so addictive!

Amanda said...

i love that you hide a gift!!!! that is the best idea ever! :) oh...and your hair looks so so cute! love it.

Melanie said...

Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas! I love that you hide a gift for each other around the house and then go hunting for it..neat idea!

Amber H said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! Have fun with your new sewing machine!! :)

Kelley said...

it sounds like a wonderful Christmas! I LOVE that you guys hide a gift for each other!

va_grown said...

The hiding a gift idea is so cute! I just got a new sewing machine too--enjoy!

Rebecca Louise. said...

Sounds like a perfect Christmas! And your bump really suits you. Just think next year your son will be here! :)

Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. I love that you went to the dollar store together for stocking gifts, and that you made buckeyes - they are my fave!

Jessie Szmanda said...

You guys have such fun traditions, and looks like a GREAT Christmas!! Love all the pictures, you are so adorable with the belly :)

ladyfelicity said...

It sounds as if you had a lovely Christmas! :)

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