Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday full of family and fun.

I thought today I’d share a bit of my holiday with you since I really didn’t do any Christmas posts!

First up are our holiday cards!  Tiny Prints had so many amazing choices I couldn’t even pick my favorite….so I went with two.  I chose this one and this one.

I love how the first one turned out….but the second, goofy one, wasn’t what I was hoping for at all. We were rushed on creating a photo and just went with what we had. I knew we could have made it way better!  I’ve been writing “wishing you a good ole’ american redneck Christmas” on the envelopes to help people get it too haha. I’m wearing a onesie in the pic….but you can’t even tell.

Next up, our tree!  C let me get these adorable leopard print bulbs this year.  He actually liked them…ssshhhh don’t tell! It's only a half tree...we are sneaky and put it on a table so it looks full size!
This is our Christmas ornament for the year.  C purchased it as his new job and the theme had significance for me as well.  When I was younger, I danced in Ballet Arizona’s production of the Nutcracker :) I was an angel and I absolutely loved it!
Speaking of the nutcracker… brother took my mom and I last Friday night.  Not only did he just get us tickets, he got us seats fit for a queen.  Or Abe Lincoln seats, which is what I like to call them!  He really spoiled us.
 The show was great and made me miss being in it! The angels were definitely different after all of these years. They have super elaborate angel wings instead of the little puffy gold things we had strapped to our backs!
Not a great pic....but you can see their wings!
Finally, here is a photo of our Christmas jammies!  I wanted to start some new traditions for C and I so I decided we should get new Christmas jammies, drink hot chocolate and watch a Christmas-y movie every year.  We watched Love Actually (really a great movie) and drank a bottle of wine instead hehe.
We also got new onesies for Christmas eve.  Here's a pic of C and I with my brother.  I can decide who looks better!  I mean, my brothers onesie is fantastic, but a 6'4 football player in a onesie? Can't really beat that!

My brother likes to be "funny" with his gifts.  Last year he made a poster board of over 200 pictures of him and I had to tear off each one in order to find 8 gift cards taped to a few of them.  It took me quite awhile!  This year he used 6 rolls of duct tape to create a brick present that I had to undo and made a "cake" out of dollar bills. Needless to say my arms were sore at the end of it!

And I'll leave you with parents neighbors lawn decoration.  Just screams Christmas doesn't it??

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and got everything they wanted! Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  1. Sounds like you all had a blast! Best Nutcracker ornament ever! And killer pi's too!

  2. Sounds like you had an amazing Christmas season. What fun!!! :-)

  3. Loving your pics! Great idea with the tree! What ballet company did you see the Nutcracker through?

  4. That's so cool you were a ballet dancer!! You should totally blog about it =) . I was a gymnast when I was young and we were required to take some ballet classes to go with it, but I always said if there was one talent I wish I could do it was ballet!...well, and playing the piano. Or maybe ballet and piano simultaneously?? Your Christmas cards are cute too! I've seen so many bloggers talk about Tiny Prints this year, I'll have to check them out next season! Are they decently priced?? I usually go with Walgreens cause I'm a cheap-o! ha! Glad you had a good Christmas!

  5. Ha I love your brother's present ideas--genius definitely! Looks look you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

  6. aw so cute! happy late christmas! :))

    new follower/reader!
    - charlie a.

  7. You guys are too cute! Hope you're having a happy holidays :)



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