Christmas {2013} Recap

12.28.2013

I am that person that says "merry Christmas" to people days after Christmas.  This wonderful holiday is one I believe should not end when then calendar moves on to the 26th.  And with that said, I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas.

Ours was amazing, but per usual, it went by way too fast. Thankfully we never have to travel far or much, so that definitely helps us to enjoy this wonderful holiday with very little stress.  It's tradition that the Saturday before Christmas is spent at my nana and papa's and it's one that I love. We eat, talk, laugh, and of course, open presents.


Part of our Christmas present to one another was to go to the Candlelight Evening at Biltmore, so Sunday afternoon, we hit the road again and made our way Asheville.  We had supper at a cute little downtown restaurant called Pack's Tavern. The food was great and I tried mulled wine for the first time. It was definitely a festive drink, but not one I would want a lot of.  Unfortunately, that night there was some torrential rain going on, so we got one picture while at the Biltmore, but it was beautiful on the inside!


Christmas eve was close to perfect.  The day started off with a trip to Winston-Salem to see my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and of course, our oh so adorable nephew.


He is very into the moon right now, so it was way excited about the pj's we got him.  I need to savor that because I'm pretty sure that will be one of the few times he'll be that excited about clothes :)  Andrew got some awesome new-old vinyl records; The Eagles and The Beatles.  Two great reasons to get a new record player!  I got an awesome Bauer calendar which will make each month of 2014 ridiculously cute.

That evening was spent celebrating alongside Andrew's side of the family.  Food was eaten, presents were opened and overall, it was a wonderful, chaotic night.

 
Andrew's grandparents gave us an amazing present of watercolor portraits of our pups! I couldn't help but shedding a tear or two when I opened it.

 

Christmas eve night and day were spent relaxing and watching movies.  It was a fantastic Christmas and I am so sad to see it go.


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K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

Love the watercolors of the pups! Glad you all got to spend time with family.

 
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