We were sleep-deprived and suffering through colds but as soon as our friends and family were in sight those struggles were quickly forgotten.This will be a 2-part series because there is no way that much fun can be summarized in just one post! So, I'm going to work my way backwards and start with Christmas Day, which leaves tomorrow's post to be all about our very fun Christmas Eve! We had Danny's family and mine over to our house and opened presents with our parents, ate way too much food, gave the dog a candy cane (BIG mistake!) and roasted marshmallows i.e. the post heading! There is no holiday quite as amazing as Christmas to me because it is filled with so much joy, so many surprises and a boatload of excitement and fun!
Disclaimer: Our delightful weekend was only made possible by Daniel using his entire day off on Friday to clean the house, pressure-wash the outside, set up the gazebo, string lights, and vaccuum the floors. Who has the best husband? Undoubtedly, I do! ;)
As for the gifts, Daniel and I were both overjoyed with what we received. As for me, I got the watch I wanted, and the iPad 2 (from this post)! As for the Coach purse, not this time. My parents and hubster thought the seven I have are enough for me, haha! Instead, my mom got me two great pairs of earrings and an outdoor patio set for our gazebo! I also received a USF Bulls shirt and coin purse, beautiful picture frames, a silver and turquoise necklace from Peru, and my favorite....cash!!!
|our Christmas tree..before the gifts were ripped apart :)|
|Christmas gift from mom|
|danny's grandma, Priya & my dad|
|moms opening gifts|
|Priya hoarding the candycane and Danny's poor grandma trying to avoid her|
|mom's preparing food and Danny waiting for a bite, haha!|
|Priya snooping for any forgotten gifts (or candycanes)!|
|toasting marshmallows at our new fire pit!|
After the family left we went out with friends to watch the second Sherlock Holmes movie. The parts I saw in between dosing off were really great! Now don't get me wrong, the movie was absolutely NOT boring at all! I was just falling asleep because I had a cold, was catering to our families all day and it was the first time I relaxed. Not to mention, theater seats are quite cozy especially at 11pm, haha!
|getting ready to leave for the movies and I already looked exhausted!|
Tune in tomorrow for even more fun with even more family for Christmas eve!