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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It's Christmastime Again
Last week I recapped our Hanukkah, so it only makes sense that I'm recapping Christmas this week, right? We actually had a fairly low-key Christmas Eve watching Love Actually. And by that I mean I fell asleep about 15 minutes into the movie and the boy watched Love Actually... but practically the same thing.
Christmas morning we woke up to exchange a few presents. The boy bought my the diaper bag I wanted plus a new ipod, since my current one from college seems to be too old to work in my car. While Elley had a ton of Hanukkah presents, she did still wind up with a copy of A Cajun Night Before Christmas as well as a few hair bows in her stockings. We even managed to convince the boy to take a family photo next to the tree. (I'm wearing my new pajamas from Victoria's Secret I received as a Hanukkah present from my BBF here!)
From there we got dressed and ready before heading off to my SIL's house for more present opening.
And boy were there presents,
and more presents to open.
We had dinner then which included gumbo, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and salad. Plus peppermint creme brulee for dessert (more on this to come!).
As for those presents, well we barely managed to bring them all home. Good thing my new car has a huge truck, especially since the backseat was full of presents... presents and a baby, as well.
Since I'm sure you're curious as to what exactly filled our car here's a look at just Baby Elley's gifts.
There's an exersaucer, a walker (although good luck finding it in this photo), a few toys, some books, a ton of clothes, and a few other random things. And since I'm not quite ready to concede that these holidays are no longer about me, here's a look at what I was lucky enough to receive over both Hanukkah and Christmas.
Definitely several items from my wish list including my Le Cruset baker, kitchen towels, and my West Elm Hanukkah plates. Plus there were my scratch-offs which while not a huge year was still $7.
All in all, a very merry 1st Christmas for Elley, as well as the rest of us, and a great way to bring an end to 2014.