Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
Christmas Day Tim and I woke up early enough to open our stockings before heading over to my parent’s house for breakfast! Since Tim and I have a wedding budget to think about we opted to not buy presents for each other this year other than some nice logical stocking stuffer ideas! So underwear it was haha for both of us! He also got me a couple awesome Pandora charms! It was a great Christmas morning spent with the one I love!
Then we headed over to my parents for our annual Christmas breakfast! We made the usual casserole dish but my dad couldn’t remember the actual recipe so we had to wing it a little bit but it was still delicious!
The Christmas present my mom got me is FABULOUS! You can read all about it here on her blog and she does a much better job at explaining the awesomeness that is the running clinic we are going to!
Tim and I blew up one of our engagement photos for my parents as a Christmas gift and as a way of saying thank you for being so awesome and doing those engagement pictures for us!
It was a GREAT morning with my parents and we had such a great time laughing and enjoying each other’s company! We even played a fun game of catch phrase… which I won EVER round at! We switched partners up a little bit but somehow I managed to come out on top!
In the afternoon we went to Tim’s dad’s house to celebrate with everyone (which yes meant more babies which is GREAT news!). We had fun opening gifts, laughing, and eating a delicious dinner!
It was just such a fabulous day with family!! Busy though- I was exhausted by the end of the day!
Nothing beats the holidays with family that you love and cherish! Although it is a lot of back and forth and lots of running around, Tim and I are blessed that both of our families are close enough that we are able to see them all on Christmas day! This year we were able to split up the families within a few days!
It started with Grandma and Grandpa Stiller’s Christmas with the grandkids! But before we headed over there Tim and I stopped at the high school to watch Tanner play some basketball! These kids were amazing! I used to get stats for the boys basketball team in Middle School and High School and I do not remember those guys having the types of skills that these kids too! Tanner’s team won by 1 point and it was an awesome game- very exciting! Hopefully I didn’t embarrass Tanner too much as I yelled from the bleachers!
Then we made it to Christmas celebration #1 It is so nice to see how much fun G&G Stiller have with all of the grandkids celebrating the holidays! This year was extra special because Katie and Corey had the babies at Christmas this year so Tim and I got to spend lots of time with them!!
Katie even enjoyed getting some pretty awesome Nike sweat suits for the boys from Tanner! Tanner was their secret Santa this year so they pretty much made out with a pretty sweet present!
Tim and I posed by the very well decorated Christmas tree! Christmas card next year? Maybe.
Christmas Celebration #2 was at Robin’s house on Christmas Eve! We had Tanner, Gary, Courtney, Nick, Robin, Tim, and myself there to share in the occasion! Robin had lots of appetizers out to share and my job was to put together the cheese tray- which I think I did VERY well! Tim was in charge of the cracker tray, which he did a pretty good job at too!
Tim is pretty handy in the kitchen so he chipped in with whatever he could included this delicious spinach dip made with cheese and sour cream!
This was Nick’s first Christmas at the Stiller household but he fit right in! Truly a pleasure to have him around! And yes that is a 12 ft. Christmas tree! Robin just loves big trees =)
Present opening took quite some time BUT it was so fun and so great to see everyone just having fun and enjoying each other! Gary played Santa and Robin was his little elf at some point during the evening!
We enjoyed more pictures and more family time and ended the evening by playing some games, which I played about 2min of before falling asleep on the couch! I believe they even watched some Harry Potter which I caught a quick glimpse of when Tim woke me up and told me to go get in the car because it was time to go home! A very tiring and wonderful Christmas Eve night no doubt!
And thank goodness for a self-timer on a digital camera… we were able to snag a group photo (before I feel asleep haha)
Merry Christmas all! Hope you had a good one!!