Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Festivities

Finally a post on our Christmas Festivities :)
*warning there are a lot of pics and this is a looooong post*
Our pretty tree with all the gifts...

Christmas Eve - Billy had to work so I spent the day around the house cleaning and doing laundry. We went to his sisters house around 5:00. For his side of the family it's his parents, his sister and her husband and their two kids Lo is 5 and Jordy is 7, then us. They decided this year that we weren't going to exchange presents, it was going to be all about the kids. So we brought Billy's niece and nephew each 4 presents to open. Of course the kiddos wanted to open presents first thing so they ripped in to the gifts ;) I forgot my camera at home that night so I don't have any pics of the kids. They were darling as always and loved their gifts. After presents the adults hung out at the table and I played baby dolls with Lo for the next hour. Fun times, I was a doctor for a while, then we took our babies to the mall and the zoo...haha! Maybe next year we'll have our own baby and I won't be playing dolls all night ;) Although playing with his niece was quite entertaining, esp when she brought her baby to the doctor and told me the baby had diarrhea! haha!! His sister cooked us a delicious meal of chicken alfredo lasagna, ham and a few salad side dishes, everything was so yummy!! We had a wonderful night with his family :)
Christmas Day - We slept in and were told by my mom late in the morning to come whenever because the food was all ready. We decided to let Gus open his presents, he gets so excited. It's so cute watching him try to get his new "babies" out....
Gussy with his head in the bag....

baby in his mouth before off the package....


penguin in the mouth....

Gus in his new snuggie....
We went over to my parents house around noon and started playing games right away. We played some Wii bowling and then Would You Rather while snacking. If you haven't ever played Would Your Rather, I totally suggest it. It was a lot of fun and we played for 2 hours and didn't even realize how quick the time went! After that game we had to have a Wii bowling tournament in the basement. My parents haven't had a big tv in over a year so it was a big deal for us all to be able to all play bowling again. I love playing that game, it never gets old. I think we were downstairs playing Wii for the next 3-4 hours, we totally lost track of time.

Finally we decided around 9:00 to go upstairs and open presents. My brothers friend randomly showed up at the house so they talked for a while, then my parents neighbors showed up....it was 9:30 before the first present got opened. Also, we hadn't even eatten dinner yet. ha! So Dominic opens his first present and it's a snowman decorating kit from my Aunt, so they went outside to put the parts on the already built snowman.

my brother and Dom with Frosty...Once they were back inside and all the guests left we finally played our gift exchange game!! It was around 10:00! Christmas this year was a bit different than years past but so much fun :)
Billy ended up with a Magic Bullet (which was put to good use the other night, he made me a blizzard!). I ended up with a serving platter and a fancy little vacuum to use on our hardwood floors, I love it! It was so strange not to exchange gifts with everyone this year. It was pretty much all about DOMINIC! :) Which was just perfect! He loved all his gifts. Here are a few pics...
Dominic riding Thomas....
"reading" the back of the book, we always get him a Christmas book....
Gma and Gpa got him a big safari set...
auntie Lexie got a head massager and Dominic loved it!
have any of you ever tried one of these things?
i thought it felt really creepy on my head!
B playing with D and the new safari....
i'm not sure when, where or why Dom lost his pj's! ha!
LASTLY......
We did get a yummy dinner of french dips and au jus, around 11....twas scrumptious ;)
here are some random pictures from throughout the night
me and my boo, he sure looks handsome...
my parents :)
my brother and his fiance Gina...
Dom having fun with uncle Billy....
nothing new here, Dom and Joey fighting....
mom with her beer and it's cute koozie, ha....
Dominic being a ham, dancing for us...

Billy and I didn't exchange gifts this year either so that was different....this year everything was different about Christmas but it was still WONDERFUL!!! I am just happy I got to spend so much time with our families and enjoy everyone's company! We had so much fun with everyone!
If you are still with me here, you can go ahead and pat yourself right on the back....
Have a great Wednesday everyone!

61 comments:

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Great pics... and I think you had a great Christmas!!

Suzanne said...

Family game time is the best. It's so strange when you start to realize that you're growing up because opening gifts for yourself becomes less important than seeing your family and friends open their gifts. Hope yall have a great New Years!

Lauren Kelly said...

Seriously, Christmas can be amazing when less focus is put on the gift giving and more on just simply being together!!! Beautiful pictures!!! :) So glad you had a great Christmas!!

Lucy Marie said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I noticed you said maybe next year you'll have your own baby???? Is this something you're hoping for?

Lil' Woman said...

Looks like a fun holiday! :)

Ela said...

What a pretty tree and a beautiful Christmas!
Have a wonderful New Year's, Annie!
xo

Charlotte said...

that tree is beautiful!!!! im jealous you had enough snow for a snowman!! we had enough rain to WASH your snowman away!!! looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

Jax said...

GORGEOUS tree! Love all the fun pics adn sounds like you guys had a blast! I, too, really dig "Would you Rather"-hours of fun! ha! People's answers can totally surprise you, right?! :) Eric and I exchanged on a budget this year b/c we didn't want it to be about "stuff" ya know...You and Billy seemed to have the same idea and I love that! Christmas was great this year for my fam-even being all snowed in and jazz here in Tulsa!

(and per usual-Dom is adorable!!!)Loving Gus in the snuggie! haha!

Adorably Distracted... said...

awwwww everything looks so fun1!!!! I love Dom! I would just squeeze him if I knew him!

Taylor K said...

LOVE the dog snuggie. :) My sister's little dog got one too. I used to make fun of the snuggie, but got one and am now obsessed with it.

Maryellen said...

Your Christmas looks like it was a lot of fun. I'm in awe that there's snuggies for dogs. That's hilariously awesome.

Katie F said...

Hi! I'm new to the blogging thing and came across your blog. Love the dog snuggie! It looks like you had a great Christmas! My Hubby and I too enjoyed playing with our lil niece and are hoping maybe next year we will be expecting our own! Love the blog. Look forward to reading more

Jenni said...

that all sounds wonderful! Does Gus like the snuggie? We're thinking our Betty may love it too!!! You looked so pretty! What a wonderful christmas!!!

Ashley said...

Great pictures, and I love your tree. It's gorgeous! Glad you had a great Christmas.

Jennifer said...

We had a blue and silver tree too!! Love it!

meredith said...

i love these great pics!!! i love seeing other people's xmas trees and your's is gorgeous!!

Molly said...

Awesome pics! I love the snuggie for Gus!

Lindsey said...

Love the pictures, especially Gus in the Snuggie! TOo cute!!

Mitzi G.!! said...

They make snuggies for dogs.....that is so cute!! Looks like you guys had a great Christmas & I love your tree!!

Marian said...

Sounds like a lovely Christmas Ms Annie!! Loving the pictures! Such a cute family!!

xoxoxo

Ams said...

Those pics are great!
Aw, so glad you had a great Christmas lovely lady :)

Whitney said...

Love,love,love the pics! Dom is suuuuuuch a cutie!! :o) Also I love your parents Christmas tree... so very cute!!

I am glad you had a great Christmas!! :)

Heather said...

Love your tree and black and white top (so cute!!)

We got Bella a snuggie and she hates it LOL. Hope Gus fares better with it.

Hailey {HRH} said...

beautiful tree!!!

and SHUT UP! tico has a doggie snuggie too and he LOVES LOVES LOVES his ty beanie babies for dogs. he has like 4 of them and they are his favorites! hehe

Jordan said...

Looks like you guys had a great and fun Christmas! Love all the pictures! Have a great New Year, hun! = )

brittany said...

dom gets me every time, he's so darn cute!! glad you had a good holiday lady :)

brown eyed girl said...

you have such a pretty tree!!

Jen said...

What a fabulous Christmas! My fave is Gussy in his snuggie!!!

Kelly said...

Both of the Christmas trees in your post are soo beautiful! Looks like you all had SUCH a fun Christmas spending quality time together-- nothing better than that, right?

And Gus looks like the Snuggie was made for him, so cute! :-D

AudreyAllure said...

lovely photos!

love your blog :)
- Audrey Allure

Shanna said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas full of family time! That tree is BEAUTIFUL & Dominic is too cute for words!

Mrs. Potts said...

What a wonderful Christmas!!!
I love when you share lots of pictures.

Miss Kriss said...

LOVE all the photos! It looks like you guys had a fantastic Christmas! :) And I'm going to be honest here...I am so jealous that you have a nephew to spoil! I'm an only child so my best hopes for having little nieces and nephews to dote on during the holidays is if my future brother in law has children one day! :)

Jenn said...

I have that Merry Christmas with the tree from Target that's in your 1st pic!

Love all the pics!

Glad you had a wonderful holiday

sHp said...

Beautiful tree and pictures! Looks like y'all had a blast :) :) LOVE LOVE the snuggie for your little baby - too cute!
sHp

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Gussy looks so cute! he he! I love him!! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!! I need to get Mr. Big a snuggie!! ha ha! Oh & I like your tree with the blue - so pretty!!

Happy New Year girlie!!! Hope you and B have a great one!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It looks like you had a wonderful holiday with amazing people! Love the snuggie!

Tiffany said...

What a gorgeous time! Happy New Year!

Alison said...

Chloe got a snuggie too but hers is pink! :) So cute!

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

looks fun

Annie said...

LOVE all of the pics!!

Blake has the same jammies and Dom...
and I am DYING over Gus in his Snuggie...seriously DYING :)

Kym said...

hehee dom is always so cute! but GUS IN hiS SNUGGIE?!?!? HAHAHAHA AWESOME!

it would be even more awesome to have little annies and billy's next year!!! =)

HAPPY NEW YEAR <3

Katie said...

mmm I love French Dip!!

aLena said...

I absolutely LOVE your tree ... sooo gorgeous!

Gussy is super adorable ... we gave our doggie a gift too but I ended up opening it for her anyways lol

Alicia said...

such cute pics! it sounds like you guys had an awesome christmas! i hope you have a happy new year!! xo

Llama said...

I am so so jealous of your doggie's snuggie! i have to get one for my pup! it is so cute! looks like you had an amazinnnnng christmas!!!

Carol said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! And Gus looks so cute in the snuggie! Happy new year!

WhisperingWriter said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas!!

Live, Laugh, Love said...

You got your dog presents. How cute!!!

Debbie said...

Sounds like (and looks like) you had a great Christmas. I'm so happy for you. My husband and I bought a larger TV before Christmas and that was our "gift" to each other. Plus, we got a Wii! Come over and we'll bowl:)

Brittany said...

Glad you had a great Christmas! Your dog is so cute with his gifts! My dogs wanted nothing to do with theirs, although when we first wrapped up a pack of treats one of the dogs i guess smelt it? and layed by the tree guarding it from the other one! It was to funny :)

Jenna said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome Christmas!!! Loved looking at all of the pictures too :)

Hope you have a Happy 2010!!!

OceanDreams said...

Looks like you had a nice Christmas, love the snowman! You look really pretty in your new picture with Billie too. :)

Yet said...

I understand completely! I only bought one firt for my GOd daughter! My BF and I agreed not to exchange gifts this year too! I see that you still had fun! So did we. Great times. New Years was a great time too. I hope you have a great new year!

short southern momma said...

Love the tree girl--and you pictures! Looks like y'all had one fabulous Christmas! Hope your having a great night! xoxo

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