Wednesday, December 28, 2011

First Christmas Morning...

by ourselves.

Technically, this wasn't Christmas morning.
This is actually Christmas Eve. Being we were staying the night with his parents
on Christmas night we decided to have our own time as newlyweds to open & enjoy the holiday. It was perfect. By far, the Best Christmas EVER! With my new camera {Nikon D1500 aka an early Christmas Present} I was able to
video the whole thing - which I didn't upload. However, with just my digital camera we were able to snap pictures as a keepsake in our family Christmas album that I've started this year.

Christmas Morning 2011

I couldn't sleep all night - awake as if I were a kid waiting on Santa Claus.
When 7:30am hit I turned the Keurig on, getting ready to serve my husband with coffee. I was so excited. No kidding.  Originally, I planned to make breakfast in bed... that didn't work so I  figured Mama's homemade cranberry bread with cream cheese would fill the belly.

It only took me 20 minutes to get Aaron out of bed - he couldn't understand why it was so important to get up so early.
 Ugh... It's Christmas Morning, Duh! Nobody wakes up late.
Soon enough we were in the living room ready to open. 
Being we watched National Lampoon Christmas Vacation the night before,
I turned on ELF on {his early Christmas Present- a 55'' TV} as we opened our gifts.

Apparently he was freezing & I wasn't...

Nothing like getting a pouch filled with gift cards! :)

One of my favorite gifts I got him - a new watch.

a charm bracelet
#truestory - I've been begging him for one for years.
When we were 16 years old, he bought me one for Valentine Day.
It had a heart charm with both our names engraved on it, that Christmas
he bought me a Cheerleader charm... I lost it soon after.
He has never let me live it down until be purchased this. :)
my favorite gift

It came with a charm & then he purchased three other charms.
A Christmas Tree for our First Christmas, a Camera {which he was really excited about}, & a cubed block with the letter D on all four sides for our last name.
It was perfect.
 He them told me "When I first picked out the bracelet, I then started picking out all the charms. I had like 8 and then she told me the price and I had to take a few away." I then explained to him that a Charm bracelet is collected throughout all the years - his response "Well in the commercial the whole bracelet is full. I didn't know."
I thought it was cute.

My camera bag - I was SUPER excited about.

Stocking Time
my favorite part

a new wallet {a Christmas Ritual}

I was proud of Aaron for all my stocking goodies.
However this was hilarious.
I never shared last week about me buying him {youth boxer briefs} & how
he tried putting them on.. hilarious - anyhow well now he can't make fun anymore after receiving children's Q-Tips. We laughed pretty hard about it then both tried
them. Which they were bad at all.

 After we were threw with presents we cleaned up & tucked away on the couch to finish
ELF then together we started preparing our covered dishes for our Christmas Day events.
Soon it was time to head to his Grandparents for their yearly Oyster Roast with Family & Friends.

More Christmas Re-Caps to come!


Carolyn said...

So cute! :)

JennyBeth said...

Love the camera bag!! What kind is it and where can I get one??

Delta Daisies said...

Looks like you had a great holiday!

Lauren said...

So cute! My hubby got me a charm bracelet for my bday this year. It was so sweet. Each charm meant something. Of course it made me cry! =)

Ashley N. said...

Aw thats awesome :)

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

Love it! Ya'll are so darn cute!

Raquel said...

Sounds like you guys had a lovely Christmas! :)

Dayna Leigh said...

Your marriage seems perfect! I love it :)

Glad to see you had a great Christmas girl!

Ali said...

What a fun day!!! You look so cute without makeup and I LOVE that camera bag and charm bracelet :)

Anngela said...

LOVE that camera bag!!! & I've been asking my boyfriend (of over 9 years)for a charm bracelet as well!!! Maybe oneee day... :) haha

Carrie said...

So cute! Loved the story about the charm bracelet!

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon said...

Come to think of it, the charm bracelets ARE always full in the commercials! HAHA so cute!

brlracincwgrl said...

I love the story of the charm bracelet, so cute!

Your camera bag is awesome! :).

SimplyHeather said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas (:

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Lucky girl a camera bag!! I want that one!

Just started following your blog! I knew you were my twitter follower and I am finally making time to catch up on everyones blogs!