I know, I’m way behind! We had a GREAT Christmas. We opened our gifts on the 22nd as we were leaving the 23rd to surprise my family in St. George. I was super impatient and kept asking Tim if we could just open our presents earlier since it wasn’t going to be actual Christmas anyway. DE-NIED. Either way, our little family Christmas was really cute.
Owen was a little more spoiled than we originally planned. We got him some bath toys, a foam picture album for church, 2 music toys and lots of clothes. He got even more toys from his cousins in Utah and his Auntie Evelyn & Uncle Ryan. He was funny opening gifts. He’d open one (with help) and want to play with it instead of opening his next gift.
I’m pretty sure this was Tim’s favorite gift this Christmas. 🙂 He LOVES this movie. He literally has every line memorized because he used to watch it when he was sick as a kid. (Apparently he was a very sickly kid!) He also got a camping lantern, some cast iron skillets, an ABQ Dukes hat, clothes (I hate buying him clothes, it seems so lame but the guy WILL NOT buy them for himself!). I even got him some cuff links and a tie tack wondering why he never wore any. Come to find out, he doesn’t own any french cuffs shirts! Mystery solved. I guess that’s what he’ll be getting for our anniversary. 🙂
Tim spoiled me this year and let me use all of my Christmas money to buy myself some new clothes. I didn’t expect to open anything that morning but he bought me a few things even after I overspent my budget. 🙂 He bought me, To Kill a Mockingbird, a book that I’ve LOVED since high school, a new recipe book (my new obsession), and a HUGE Calvin & Hobbes book that I’ve been eyeing for YEARS. It’s hilarious, I’ve already read through half of it.
Once in St. George I promptly got a haircut (*thanks Stephanie for keeping the place open for me!) and surprised JoLyn & Brian at the door. JoLyn was thrilled to see us and amazed to see how HUGE Owen was. My Dad, who followed minutes later, mistook me for my sister until I said, “Surprise Dad!” where he then looked again and realized it was me. (In his defense JoLyn & I are the same height, almost the same weight and have the same haircut!) My mom came home later and yelled when she saw us but went straight for Owen. 🙂 I guess that’s how it is when you have kids.
It was a WONDERFUL Christmas. We had so much fun watching Owen and Linkon play (even though it took a few days for Linkon to warm up to Owen) and being with my family was lovely.
JoLyn & Brian recieved a 2nd gift from us that I forgot to take a picture of. We got them a set of salt & pepper shakers that were hula dancers (they met, dated & got engaged in Hawaii) who magnetically kissed. 🙂 So funny.