16 December, 2011

Christmas Came Early...

Since I've been talking about it for who-knows-how-long, most of you are aware that we're spending the holidays on the mainland with family. We won't have much time to ourselves while there and we also had some family who sent gifts to us anyway. *ahem*

Joe had kind of a rough day yesterday and we both felt like we could use a little bit of a pick-me-up. So what's a couple with Christmas on the horizon and presents under the tree to do? Have our own little Christmas celebration, of course!

We started with a nice little dinner of pasta, salad, and garlic bread by the tree. {And a little bit of wine. =) No worries, I had maybe half a glass.}

It really was a nice little dinner. We even turned on a Pandora Christmas station to enjoy while we ate. After dinner {and cleanup, of course} the real fun began!

It wouldn't be Christmas without a photo op!


We were very nice to each other and took turns opening presents and snapping photos. =)

We definitely got some goodies! Charlotte got some bibs that my mom embroidered. =) I got a couple of maternity shirts {yay!}, a pair of black maternity cargo pants {more yay because they're super comfy}and a cookbook mainly for baking. Joe got a few shirts, and together we got a picture frame that we already own {my mom really doesn't pay attention} and salt and pepper shakers that match my living room instead of my kitchen. Whatevs. The real gift I was waiting for was from Joe - and vice versa. 

Being the awesome wife that I am, I got him Skyrim. He asked for 2 games and when I walked into GameStop the other day, all I could remember was this one. I totally blanked on the other!! {Further evidence of the preggo brain.} It worked out pretty darn well, though, because this was the one he really wanted. Score for both of us!

Joe got me the complete collection of the Harry Potter movies on Blu Ray! =D I've been begging him to buy the movies for at least a couple years now, but he's been insistent on waiting until they all came out. Lucky for me the box sets came out just in time for Christmas! And yeah, we totally popped in one of the movies last night. We have to play with our new toys, right?!

Somehow, this bow found its way to my belly. Still not sure how it happened, but I love it! She's our present too, right? =)

Have you ever celebrated Christmas on a very non-Christmas day? What do you do to make it seem a little bit more Christmasy?

Merry Christmas!


Kaylee said...

Love it! Looks like you guys had a great time celebrating Christmas a little early!

heather said...

we always have due to traveling until these last 3 years. We now have it on christmas.. and she is def your gift too.

Becca said...

Awe, so much fun:) I bet the other game he wanted was Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3...LOL. I was a manager at Gamestop for 2.5 years and that was the game on EVERYONES list each year:p Including my husband...My husband is really digging Skyrim by the way! Have a wonderful time with family and be safe!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Yay! Glad you got some great stuff!

Rebecca Bany said...

Looks like you had a very nice early Christmas!

Katie said...

Your place looks so great and festive! Donny and I celebrated on non-Christmas Day (obviously since we won't be together on the 25th) and basically did the exact same thing y'all did.

and ps-- now that I've seen the pics, i'm 100% on your side about the mustache... ;)