Christmas Day Recap 2011


Good morning! Yesterday was quite sad. It was rainy and gloomy, and we left my parents house, so Christmas is officially over. Sad! We are back home and trying to get back to normalcy. Bobby is off work today, so we are getting to hang out, go to the gym, etc.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas eve recap from yesterday, and here is what we did on Christmas day!

We woke up at 7:15 and headed downstairs. There was a fire roaring, the tree looked beautiful, and the Christmas music was playing. I grabbed some coffee, and it was time to open presents!



We always steal one of my parents suitcases when we go on vacation because we don’t have enough, so they got us one so we would “stop stealing theirs.”



I got mom a running skirt, of course.


dad torturing Bella


You know you are a runner when your parents put clif shots in your stocking.


Bobby has a big gift for me and I had no idea what it was…turns out it was one, of a set! he got me the nightstands that go with our bedroom set! (So far all we had was the bed.) I was stoked!


My mom’s birthday is on Christmas day, and I couldn’t wait until dinner for her to open her gift, so I made her open it tat morning.


She had been wanting a Disney Dooney of that style for a long time, so she was quite excited!


After making my cream cheese Danish for everyone for breakfast, we were off to my cousin’s house.

Check it out, they recently got two corvettes, and redid their garage to match. So. freaking. cool.



We had lunch with a lot of our relatives, always a plentiful amount of amazing food.



There was also a birthday cake for mom!


After all the eating, Bobby decided an afternoon nap was in order.


aaannddd my dad didn’t want him to have the luxury.


Trying to get everyone together for pictures is always a good laugh.





the boys


brother and sisters






Look how cute they are.


We drove home through the yucky rain, and you bet, ate again! This time it was in front of the fire and TV while we watched Home Alone.


My sister and her husband came over later, just in time for more cake and ice cream. It was pretty late by time they left, and we were all very much in a food coma, so none of us fought off sleep. It was a great Christmas with my family, but as usual, it went by way too fast! I hope you had just as great of a weekend as I did! Only 363 more days…It will be here before you know it. Merry Christmas.

QOTD: What was your favorite part of Christmas?

**Don’t forget about my OrthoLite GIVEAWAY! three winners!


  1. looks like you got some awesome gifts! isn’t it funny that as you get older things like nightstands are perfectly normal and amazing gifts that you would have hated as a child lol! Like the fact that I opened two packages of running socks and said “YES!” would have never happened 15 years ago!! My favorite part of christmas is watching other people open gifts. I really just love giving things that people will love and seeing their reactions!

  2. I’m assuming the blonde girl is your sister? Because seriously you look just like your mom and she looks just like your dad!

  3. So many good pics! How fun. :) I could really go for a running skirt – I’m sure your mom will love it.

  4. wholly shazamm!!! your cousin’s house is amazing!

  5. Looks like you had a blast! I love that your parents got you a suitcase so you would stop stealing theirs — I did something similar for my mom :) I agree with Jenny – your cousin’s house is AMAZING!

  6. Looks like a great holiday!!! Suitcase is awesome!!!

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