Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Recap & Ornament Exchange with The Joy's

Hello Everyone!
Christmas Day went as fast as this whole Holiday Season snuck upon us this year. 
Technically we have one more Christmas Celebration tomorrow with my Mom's side (Spiker Family) at my Grandma and Dave's house. We started this tradition a couple years ago to avoid everyone running all around trying to get everywhere and this way we can actually enjoy each other's company. 
Another plus side to this is that I can get some more shopping done that we didn't get done earlier.

Yesterday we ended up sleeping in until 10:00...I guess that is what happens when you don't have any kids!
We went to bed late because we went to midnight mass and I couldn't fall asleep because I was trying to get some stuff done. We decided not to set any alarm clocks and just wake up when we were ready to on our own. Waking up so much later we did feel a little rushed because we had to get ready and head to my Mom and Dad's for Christmas at their house and for breakfast casserole.
Every year everyone goes to their house for Mom's breakfast.
My cousin Jeremy and I always end up having a silly string fight but last year we didn't. Yesterday when we got there him and my brother were waiting for me. So after picking that junk out of my hair and eating some breakfast we opened our gifts from Mom and Dad.
They got us a new TV which we were in need of and they also got us a huge tote full of cleaning supplies and paper products. It was great because we are starting to run out of all the cleaning supplies we received as gifts at my bridal shower.  

We made a stop at my Grandma and Grandpa Kuhn's since we missed them since we slept in and they made us the most beautiful Nativity Scene. My Grandpa even painted two of the pieces. I still have to set it up and take a picture today when I get off work and then I will post a picture. 

After The Kuhn's we headed to Grandma and Grandpa Price's (Dad's Mom) for Lunch.
There weren't nearly as many people there like it has been in the years past but it was very nice to visit with the family who was there and we got Grandma to play the piano and the organ which is always fun to listen to. I always wish I had a little bit of a musical talent and could play.

 Of course a lovely photo bomb from my brother... Thanks JK!
This one is better (:

I had mentioned when I did my Christmas Home Tour that I would share more about the ornament exchange I did with Julie Joy who blogs over at Just The Joys. This was so much fun and we decided we are definitely going to do it again next year. We were supposed to only get each other an ornament but that back fired when we both couldn't resist getting something else for each other. Hey we can't help the shopping and gift gifting, its has something to do with those female chromosomes!! and we are not complaining one bit.
Anywho... Julie and Michael went to Bronner's in Michigan and picked out these two ornaments for us and then mailed them to us about 2 weeks ago. She also sent me this awesome headband that has a felt backing on it so it will not slide off of my head. I haven't really had a chance to get a picture of it but it is super cute and it doesn't slip at all. I am planning on wearing it for my half marathon. 
Now for the ornaments...
This is perfect to have on our tree since we are just starting our own little family and it matches our nature theme we have going on.
 And this little owl is awesome!! He fits right in with all of our other little critters on our critter tree. 

And here is what the Joys got from the Frys...
Photo Credit to Julie. 
I had to post a picture of it on her tree.
But I thought these Reindeer were perfect because Julie and Michael are also hunters just like we are.
 I also bought them this lake sign to hang in their bar since they live in Michigan around the Lake.

The other thing I included was this Two Peas in a Pod keychain that I made for Julie. I also made one for myself. They are kind of like those Best Friends necklaces we all used to get for $4 from Claire's when we were little. 

I hope all of you had a great Christmas and to those of you that are lucky enough to have today off from work, congrats! I am now mustering through an extremely slow day at the office but hey if I am not here I don't get paid lol. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay for a big TV! :) And yay for sleeping in! I couldn't tell you the last time I slept in that late! Lol! Very nice picture of you and Anthony on your first Christmas as husband and wife! Thanks again for the gifts! It was fun! Love it all!!! I have the sign hanging in our back room for now! It's definitely perfect for being in Michigan surrounded by water! :)


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