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Christmas in our neck of the woods

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Christmas ‘round here was so sweet and simple. We woke up on Christmas Eve day to lots and lots of snow! We braved the crowds for a quick trip to Costco and a dinner out on the town. Later that evening we snuggled on the bouncy air mattress while we read the Christmas story from the scriptures (which Elle talked/screamed through the entire time, apparently she wanted to tell it!), opened our stockings and pajamas, and attempted to watch Netflix. We fell asleep before we could even get it to work.

E woke us up at bright and early (ok, ok it was 8, not that early) and boy was she entertained by the wrapping paper! B and I like to disguise our gifts for each other so we can’t tell what it is. One of my gifts contained a bunch of weights (nice one B) and his was stuffed with books to make it heavier. I forgot that I put in my “What to Expect when Expecting” book that also had some ultrasound photos in there from E, so when he opened up his gift, the photos came spilling out. The utter and complete shock on his face was priceless. Couldn’t have been better even if I had planned it! He was sure relieved when he found out that wasn’t his actual gift!

We skyped and called our families, B and E had a little afternoon nap, and we chilled in our pj’s. Later we indulged in a delicious dinner and played games with some of my extended family. We are so grateful for this time of year to celebrate the birth of our Savior and spend time with those we love!

14 comments

  1. You guys are too dang cute! I love all your pictures :)

    Kianabates.blogspot.com

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  2. oh these awesome chin bites...
    but (though) it seems like a great christmas eve!! ;)
    <3

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  3. Sounds like the perfect Christmas!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!! Drive safe, loves to all xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. I have to comment on here, finally. I've been reading your blog for some time. Our situations are different but we both had babies and a day apart. I love reading your experiences and in some of your pictures it reminds me of my baby girl. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you and your family.

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  5. Looks like such a great first Christmas with your adorable baby.
    Hope all is continuing to go, well!
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  6. hahahaaa!!! oh my gosh i laughed out loud at your accidental pregnancy book story! lol poor guy probably had a million in one thoughts going on for a second there. :)

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  7. such cute family photos! what a cute first christmas with little Ellie :) And i love the what happened to with the ultrasound pictures!! oh my goodness, priceless. merry christmas to you and ellie and brian!

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  8. Oh my goodness these pictures! So cute! I am melting. And i'm your newest follower. YAY!!!!! Thanks for finding me :)

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  9. Ellie is growing into such a beauty. Love and Happy New Year

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  10. Love Love Love these pictures and the fact that you put the mattress by the tree. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!

    -Lindsay

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  11. oh my gosh!!! Your baby girl is absolutely gorgeous! congratulations!!!!! Merry chirstmas and happy holidays. I stumbles across your blog and had to come leave a comment and let you know I am a new follower:) Love your blog! too cute!!! I'm Hanna and I blog over at
    www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xoxxoo Hanna

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  12. your baby girl is beautiful!! seriously!!

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  13. These pics are too cute! I love your hat and the idea of having the bed by the tree!

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