Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Good morning and Merry Christmas everyone :) It doesn't quite feel like Christmas yet because Eric is still asleep but I do know that lots of little kiddos are opening lots of presents from Santa right now! I'll add that as +1 in the have kids column that Christmas would be a lot more fun (that puts me somewhere near negative 10, oops)... oh and my kids would not be like that child who has a famous youtube video of him saying, "books for Christmas? what the heck is that?!" and neither will Emily's little girl, we decided!

So Christmas started for me on Christmas Eve Eve. We went to my parents to do our annual Gingerbread House decorating and celebrate Caroline's birthday.

Obviously we took the annual "we are eating our gingerbread house" pic...



And we ate a delicious Christmas dinner, complete with honey baked ham- my favorite Christmas treat :)

Last night Eric and I hosted our first Christmas Eve.


Lots of yummy treats!

Eric's parents normally host Christmas Eve but we moved it to our house this year and my family joined. I was a little nervous because #1- I'm a reluctant hostess always, and I really like Eric's family's Christmas Eve so I was hoping it would be just as fun at our house. But in the end, I think it was!





Like the hat Jake got me?


Yeah, obviously he stole it back.

On a random note, if you didn't send out holiday cards yet or you are looking for some awesome thank you notes, I highly recommend ordering these awesome holiday cards created by children with autism.


I ordered them and I swear they came the next day in the mail! All proceeds go to Autism Speaks, which funds autism research. There are some seriously amazing children out there with autism and any research that can help them as they grow up is key. I'm going to use them as thank you notes this year :)

Okay, time to wake up Eric and start the Christmas festivities... hopefully Santa managed to make it into my no-chimney house :)

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!


  1. Merry Christmas! My nephews all got books from me. I was w/ 2 of them last night when they opened them and nobody cried or whined. They are used to getting books from me, though. I think kids get so many toys and they bored with them in like 5 minutes it seems, but books never get boring (in my opinion), so I always give them books & then $ for their college savings accounts. I am not the coolest aunt in terms of gifts, but oh well! :)

  2. oh and the baby got at least 5 books for christmas this year and she isnt here!!! haha and i got anthony one and he got me one.. and he doesnt even ilke to read but i know just the type of book to get him (how to!) haha

  3. Merry Christmas! The gingerbread-making party on Christmas Eve Eve sounds like such a fun tradition :)

  4. Nick and I are hosting our first "day after Christmas" party, so it's the year of firsts!! Your house looks beautiful, as do you and your siblings :) And, love the pink hat!

    Merry Christmas Kelly!

  5. It looks like you two had a great first "married" Christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas! Hope you had a wonderful day!
    And I agree that Christmas will be more fun when we have kids. I think it makes it a little more 'magical.' :-)