On Christmas Eve, after I got off work, Trevor and I went over to his parents' house to open gifts. Scarlett and Kanyon (Meghan's kids) had a grand time tearing the paper off all of their gifts.
They got to open the "traditional" Christmas Eve gift of pajamas! How cute! Scarlett got pink Minnie Mouse pjs and Kanyon got BATMAN! Here he is posing for me in typical "Batman style" :)Later that night when Trevor and I got back to our place, we opened our gifts to each other because we had to be on a plane the next morning at 7 am. AND we still hadn't packed at 10:00 the night before... whoops. Here's a picture of the mini fiber-optic tree that I've had for the last few years at college. My parents sent it to me freshman year so I could have some decorations.
This tree is a new addition to our Christmas cheer. I found it at Robert's for 17 bucks! :) It's about 4 1/2 feet tall and it's perfect for our little apartment. The stocking to the left is Trevor's and was made by my Nana for our wedding! I'm bringing mine back from NC this year so I can have it to hang next to his! :)
Here are all the presents we wrapped -- either for each other or for the people we would see in NC. I loved my wrapping paper from Hallmark this year! Underneath all those gifts you can kind of glance one of the gifts Trevor and I gave to ourselves this year - a new rug for our living room! We needed something to spruce up the room and cover the old, stained carpet!
Here's another gift Trevor and I gave to ourselves this year. Red Fiestaware to match the five other colors we got for our wedding. It is seriously a party in our pantry :)
A couple of my gifts included this cute green coat I found at Buckle and the Gardener's Hand Healer lotion that I have to use after doing the dishes. It's the only thing that keeps my hands from drying out and cracking. Behind me is my stocking which was filled with all sorts of dark chocolate, lip balms, socks, and earrings. What a sweetheart Trevor is! He did all that behind my back! :)
Here's Trevor with one of his gifts - new jeans from Buckle. All of his light jeans have been forming holes in... well... interesting places. So, I got him some new ones! Other gifts for him included a planner and dress pants.
It has been a fantastic Christmas so far. We're still in North Carolina and have received many wonderful gifts from relatives. And we've eaten tons of good food! I haven't eaten like this in AGES.
Anyway, it's great to report that we're happy and loving life and especially loving having a vacation from work. Too bad it's flying by WAY too fast :(
And I haven't taken a lot of pictures since being here (SHAME ON ME)... but maybe I'll snap a few before we're gone. Merry Christmas everyone!
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