Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Eve and Day

Hi again! Let's pick up where we left off. 

Sunday: That strange day that happened between Christmas festivities. I honestly just spent the last 5 minutes trying to figure out what day it was that I did my crafting on because I totally spaced that Sunday happened. Woops. 

Anyway, Sunday was a lazy day. We slept in, had coffee, and lounged. I worked on some wedding crafts (more burlap flowers with a lighter burlap) and M watched football. We finished off some Christmas shopping, and then resumed our positions on the couch. 

Christmas Eve: Christmas eve day, M and I opened our gifts to each other. I got another blanket (see, I'm an addict). In case you're curious, I also got a new curling iron and sleepy-time shirt. Rumor has it another gift is en route via the USPS. 

I got M sweatpants, a t-shirt, a flannel shirt, and the BEST GIFT -- Mystery Tackle Box of the Month Club. Starting in January, for 3 months, M will get a box that has 3-5 lures (a mystery each month) with advice and explanations on how to use them. I was floored when I found this. It's like birchbox for dudes.  

TJ got a box, again. The same box Melissa sent for my secret santa gift but to TJ, it was a BRAND NEW BOX. the best kind. TJ also endured a brief stint as "Christmas Kitteh" which involved a bow and lots of contempt. We got ready and headed over to my dad's for lunch and Christmas Eve mass. After mass, we headed to my uncles for the standard evening of snacks, dice game, and lots of screaming children. 

 I'm interrupting this otherwise caption free photo montage to tell you the following. That lady above is my grandma. Her shirt says "Grandma of the Bride." She's 95 and still loves a cold beer or margarita. Love her.

Christmas Day: Christmas Day, M and I woke up and headed over to my dad's to do gifts with my immediate family. Afterwards, we headed to my mom's mom like we've done every Christmas, and had brunch and opened gifts there. 

Aaannnddd that was Christmas 2012! I love that we got to see all 4 sets of parents/families in such a short period of time. It's so rare that it happens that way and it was so nice. 

I'm crabby-pants that M has off until January 2nd (yeah.) and I have to work this week... but at least it's a short week! Hopefully I can get off New Years Eve, or at least a half day, so M and I can continue our skating tradition. Being a grown up isn't all it's cracked up to be folks. I sorta miss having a month off between semesters. That being said, I do NOT miss the ever present fear of the bar exam, and having to study every weekend. This holiday season was the first one not spent studying, and it was perfect :) 


  1. looks like an amazing time!

    your pictures look incredible! looks like you've really gotten the hang of your camera :)

  2. That's Grandma Bea, right? So cute.

    1. Your Grandma looks like a HOOT! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, Kelly!! Loving your new camera and all the amazing pics! And wedding crafting during Christmas?? You go girl!

  3. Your grandma is too cute! Love it!

    Love your new blanket & LOVE that TJ is getting so much use out of that box! I should just start sending TJ boxes... we get a lot of them at work. Haha!

    Love that first pic of you & M together. And oh my gosh, i laughed out loud when i read "It's like birchbox for dudes." LOL!

    You take great pics, btw!

  4. Umm - your grandma is the best.

    Aaaaand all of these pictures are amazing! Christmas Kitteh looked like a good sport! haha

  5. Tackle box of the month club?! What a genius idea. Filing that one away for an upcoming present-worthy occasion!

    I think your grandma should do a guest blog. She looks like she would be hilarious.

  6. Love the Grandma caption. My grandma is 91 and is VERY similar...gotta love those ladies :)

  7. Love the tid-bit about your grandma. She sounds pretty rad! :-)

    Pft, I'm a crab right now too. I drove into the parking lot at work this morning to it being almost completely empty because so many people took the rest of this week off. Makes me uber grumpy.

  8. Ahhh...your 95 year old grandma just made me miss my little grandma somethin' fierce. Up until 4 or so years ago she would still hightail her little Macarena dancing fanny down to Mazatlan every year. Most grandmas go to Florida. Mine went to Mexico. And she could drink tequila with the best of them. And crappy Ron Diaz rum. We lost her to dementia 3 years ago, and she died this past May. I love that you have a fun, crazy grandma. And 95!?! That's just awesome.

    I seemed to have missed these posts. I've loaded your blog into Bloglovin but you never pop up. Grrrr.

  9. I just met her in this post, but I love your grandma already.
    I also have that blanket and love it, and I have an addiction to blankets and pillows! they're so cozy!!
    And-smooshy cat or whatever you call him is just SO pretty!