I mean yes that title is ridiculous and four months (how the heck is it four months already?!?!) later I’m still in awe that we’re married and our first married Christmas together was just that, lots of marriedness and family and compromise and drinking and eating and present sharing and just loverly. And if you can believe it I went the whole holiday without taking a single freaking picture (what is wrong with me!?) so I’ll keep this briefish since we all know a pictureless post is not nearly as fun to read.
: Christmas Eve! Relaxed a bit in the morning and attempted to make some pancakes (sort of a fail) and Matt and I had our own little Christmas. And I gotta say, Matt did me good this year, he got me a sweater and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
and a gorgeous necklace and the B I wanted
it’s a laurel leaf and it is just fabulous.
YAY! Mr. & Mrs. B.
In the afternoon I went to see the Nutcracker
with my future sister-in-law. If you recall, I love the Nutcracker
. I love it more than I love Wicked
and that is saying something. Basically I’ve been going almost every year since I was about 10 and seeing it just makes me all sorts of happy and Christmassy inside. After the Nutcracker
I stopped by my parent’s house for a bit to say hi and goodbye and before I knew it it was time to head to Matt’s mom’s house for presents. It was so fun opening presents with Matt and his brothers and his mom and just yay. After presents we went to dinner at this schnazzy Scottish pub and restaraunt that had carolers and Christmasness all around and it was just loverly. After dinner I came home to a glass of wine and It’s A Wonderful Life.
My favorite way to end the night.
Saturday: Christmas Day!!! Such a nutty and hectic and fabulous day. It went something like this. Breakfast and presents with my parents. Brunch and presents with Matt’s dad and aunt and brothers. Home to relax/nap (me) and play Epic Mickey (Matt). Dessert and Secret Santa gift exchange with my cousins at my aunt and uncle’s house. Dinner and Christmasness at the future sister-in-law’s family’s house. Drinks with some family at our dive bar. Hang out Matt and Bryan. Sleep.
Sunday: Slept in. Relaxed. Had a mini movie marathon (thank you Netflix on demand) which included The Bounty Hunter (eh) and The Duchess (very fascinating). Eventually Matt came home and we went to dinner and then came back and watched The A-Team, then Matt went to bed and I watched Babies (seriously I am a movie fiend).
Monday: I’m working from home this week so my day consisted of watching New York, I Love You, doing some work, meeting Megan for lunch and spending my Barnes and Noble money wisely (weeee books) and continuing my movie marathon, lurve it.
the bottom two were presents and
the top three were my purchases, I can’t
wait to read some classics!
*also an update, I’ve already read Water for Elephants
I asked for it so I can read it again and again, I LOVE it!
Anyhoo how was your holiday weekend? Getting anything fun? Relaxing a lot I hope? Let me know!