Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Our Christmas Day

To read about our Christmas Eve click here

Christmas Day started super early for me.  I woke up around 5am and just decided to go with it! I left Thomas in bed with Ellie, since she refused the crib the night before. Then I played Santa with the stockings and Ellie's easel. 

My plan was to get started on the cinnamon rolls I was wanting to make. I remember my mom making both cinnamon and orange rolls almost every Christmas morning and want to continue the tradition with Ellie (and future kiddos God willing). But procrastination took over and I chose to read up on some blogs and watch a hallmark Christmas movie - I'm a total sucker for those! 

Before I knew it the family was up and I got started on the cinnamon rolls. Ellie walked straight to her easel and was so excited. We opened our stockings and Santa brought some great things! Ellie got a toothbrush, two pairs of shoes, some dry erase markers for the whiteboard, and an apple. We got some standard items in ours: toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, gum, and chocolates.  Then I got some shave cream and a great scarf while Thomas got some beef jerky and hair gel. 

We got the water boiling for some French press coffee and started on the presents.  I got Thomas a super cool pair of boots and the cutest travel mug! He added to my kitchen hoarding with a new oven mitt and another baking sheet! We're going to need to move to a house with a bigger kitchen here pretty soon to hold all my collections. He also got me some really cool vegetable garden markers I can't wait to use, some leggings and another scarf! I'd say this guy really loves me!! 

 Already quite the artist!
Family selfie in front of the tree
This girl cracks me up!!

After we had a chance to enjoy our quiet morning of a family of 3, Thomas' parents came over to give Ellie her BIG gift! The most adorable table and chair set. We had Ellie go into the playroom with Nanny while Papa and Daddy brought it in (I was finishing up the cinnamon rolls) then we videotaped Ellie walking out to see her table. She loves it!!
Then we told her she was going to Disneyland and she got a big smile on her face - though I'm pretty sure she has no idea what this means! Girlfriend is blessed for sure!
We had fun playing with "cors" aka colors aka crayons. 
And enjoyed eating my first ever cinnamon rolls. I made a double batch - the second half is in the freezer and are going to turn out much better! But these were so good!
After her nap we played with some more "cors" and got ready to go the Christmas with my family. 
My sister hosted this year and it was so fun to see Ellie interact with all my family (we don't see each other very often). We brought her piano with us and it kept her quite busy!
With great grandma above (my moms mom)
And cracking up with Grandpa (my dad he got that hat while we were in Scotland this summer) and great grandpa (my moms dad)
And then posing with my aunt (my moms sister). It's a miracle we even got this picture since my aunt always hides from the camera - Ellie has a gift!! 
We had a great meal of homemade pasta and a chicken dish - my sister is a great cook just like my mom. 
Then we opened some more presents and Ellie continued to get blessed. She got an adorable owl headband, some "cors" (that's all she wanted to do the rest of the night), a rubber ducky, reusable stickers, play doh, and a gift card to toysrus. I got a Nordstrom gift card and I'm so excited to go shopping in Bellevue with it!! Thomas got a dvd set of Drunk History. 
Another family selfie!
And a photo with my babe - new scarf and boots!!

We had a very blessed Christmas! How was yours?

♥ Ashley


  1. Ellie looks like she had a great Christmas!! Disney?! How exciting!! I so want to take Scarlett... we are hoping for Feb 2016 as I want to run a race there... we will see how life works out for us though :)

  2. I love that little table and chair set, so cute! Looks like you guys had a wonderful day.

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! We made Orange Cinnamon rolls for breakfast too :) I just love that table and chairs set! I bet it will be so perfect for tons of coloring and crafts in the future!!
    XO Kelly

  4. Ellie is too cute! Disney will be amazing. I can't wait to take our little one. (Who, by the way, also got an easel and her very own table and chairs for Christmas. And she can't get enough of coloring!).

    I also LOVE how you decorated your tree. Might have to steal your idea for next year!


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