Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you all had a spectacular & blessed Christmas!  I can’t wait to hear all about what you did, who you feasted with, and what gifts you gave and received!  I don’t know if you remember this or not, but last year we moved for Christmas…..we were “unwrapping” a different kind of packages: our own belongings thrown into ugly brown boxes.  So while we were in our house this time last year, it was hardly the typical Christmas.  I guess I consider this Christmas to be the first one in our new house, and I was very much looking forward to it.  We decorated for Christmas, visited Santa, went to Christmas parties and shows, sent out our Christmas cards, and we were ready; this Christmas was just as much fun as we thought it would be.

On Christmas eve, after church, I made lots of cookies, and we drank delicious hot cocoa.
Collage 2The morning of Christmas, the Mr. had to work so he brought home some yummy coffee to start Christmas morning.  I poured mine into this snowman mug….for obvious reasons :-)DSC_0437DSC_0447
For breakfast the Mr. fixed a fire in the backyard and I cooked, eggs, tater tots, biscuits & gravy, and sausage.Collage 1

Since we got back from our cruise the pups have become our shadows.  I don’t think they ever want us to leave again.  I secretly love this!
Once we ate and saw that Santa had stopped by our house we were ready for presents! Can you believe that only 2 people and 2 four-legged people live here?! We’re definitely blessed!DSC_0429DSC_0435DSC_0455
The Mr played the role of Santa and handed out gifts.  The puppies were so excited and followed him back and forth to the tree.  I think I can honestly say that these two are big fans of Christmas :-)DSC_0470DSC_0491DSC_0498

See, the pups are really stuck to us these days lolDSC_0502DSC_0505

We thought this was super funny lol Mostly healthy oranges ;-)DSC_0509After unwrapping my first clue for a scavenger hunt, I found my hubby by the tree with a gorgeous new engagement/wedding ring upgrade.  I am *still* completely shocked.  He said that he bought this the day before we found out we were expecting in September.  That was really a monumental weekend!  He also got me a new lens for my camera; he knows me so very well!  I am seriously head over heels for that man, and not because I received awesome gifts, but because he loves me so much and he tries so hard to demonstrate his love for me. DSC_0599DSC_0516DSC_0536

We tucked some tissue paper under Tomlin’s collar and she wore this “cape” all day.  It was hilarious to watch her run around outside like a super hero lolDSC_0569DSC_0571

What is Christmas without something warm to eat (we had chili for supper) and watching A Christmas Story?!
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These two were completely worn out at the end of the day.  They were snoring so loudly on the couch; we had to turn the TV up to actually hear!DSC_0581DSC_0457
This is what I thought about cleaning up after Christmas lol
I ended up waiting until the next day just to enjoy the mess of Christmas a little bit longer.DSC_0588DSC_0589I hope you all had as wonderful a Christmas as we did.  It’s always the most magical time of the year, and I’m already looking forward to what Christmas will be like next year as a family of 5 (of course I’m including the pups in this number lol)
xoxo Darby


Jessica said...

1) that ring is GORGEOUS. he did a good job, that's for sure!!

2) you are beautiful and the joy you have as this baby grows is just all over you! i love it!!!

3) it looks like you two really soaked up your last christmas together without a baby. that is so great. i was only 5 weeks pregnant on our last christmas without kids, so i don't think i soaked it up as much as you and i wish i would have!

4) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Beautiful new ring update! I love it!

Lovely photos, it looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas.

Jennifer Leible said...

Looks like an awesome Christmas!! Our Christmas was very different and odd this year. Not my fav by far but at least I was with my hubby! That's all that matters!! Love the Dewalt drill! Way to go!! :) Your ring is gorgeous! Happy New Year!!

Jessica K said...

The dogs crack me up! I love it! They are going to be good Big siblings!! Way to go Phil! The ring is gorgeous! I loved all your photos! Soo much fun!

PS - Bird made Lucy a cape as well...except shes so low to the ground she trips! Haha

Rachelle @ Inner Loop Adventures said...

What a fun Christmas day you had! It looks so perfect :) And all the pics of your pups are cuteness overload for me. I could really go for some of those cookies you made right now...

Lauren said...

Your new ring is beautiful!! I love the pic of you opening gifts with the pups, too! Drinks taste better out of Christmas mugs, it's just a fact. I will be keeping mine around a few more days just because I can :)

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