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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!!
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!!
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.
We had a very blessed Christmas! How was yours?