Hi guys! Long time no chat. We’ve been riding high on days off and lots of Christmas celebrations; absolutely nothing to complain about!
In case you missed it, I recapped our Christmas Eve here, and now I’m continuing on. Today is about Christmas morning, and then I’ll have one more post about the rest of our festivities. With three sides of the family, not including immediate family, to celebrate with, it ends up being quite a few days long!
Christmas morning was spent just the two of us when we woke up at 7:30. With tea in hand, we began opening up our stockings, and then moved on to our gifts.
So these were our big gifts! Aaron surprised me with the 50 mm camera lens I wanted! He also built me a Hall Tree (far right) completely from scratch. We needed something in the basement for when we walked in to put our coats and such, and he did great! Aaron’s big gift was a miter saw.
My parents joined us at 8:30 with gifts in hand. We started this last year, and I love it. Both my parents and Matt come over, and we all exchange all of our presents together. It makes it way more fun.
Another notable gift included A GARMIN! The Garmin was my favorite. I mentioned it Black Friday to my mom, but she had no idea what I was talking about, and I was totally joking. Here, she did her research and went out and bought me one! It was the biggest surprise and I am already in love with it
This year, we hosted brunch for both my parents and Matt, and Aaron’s family. Around 10 am, Aaron’s family arrive, ready to dig in! On the meal front were my Grandpa’s cinnamon rolls, sausage casserole, French Toast casserole, fruit tray, and bacon. We had tea, juice, and coffee on hand, too!
Everyone enjoyed the festivities. His family doesn’t do anything on Christmas Day, so this was a fun way to do something special and get them out of the house. We all enjoyed it! Aaron and I snuck in a quick nap before continuing on our day… more to follow!
How many people do you celebrate with on Christmas?
What was your big gift this year?
linking up with Katie and Erin today!