Christmas Day 2016

December 29, 2016

Hi friends! I hope you had a very merry Christmas with your family, loved ones, and/or friends. I absolutely LOVED Christmas this year. The girls are finally at the age where they “get” Christmas and Santa. It was so fun to see the holiday through their eyes. I honestly wish we could celebrate Christmas more than once a year. Between our presents and gifts from our friends and family – the girls got spoiled this year.

Christmas morning began early at 5:30 am. I woke to hear the girls chattering in their bedroom. Soon they ran into our room and jumped into bed with us asking if Santa came. Matt went downstairs first to turn the lights on the tree and start the coffee (KEY!) and then I walked down with the girls. They were so surprised at all the gifts and started screaming and jumping up and down. So cute.

Santa ate all our cookies and left a little note to the girls.

I remember when I was little my mother wouldn’t let us start opening presents until she had her coffee in hand and I am definitely the same way. We told the girls they had to wait until Mom and Dad were ready. Haha.

It took us a couple of hours to open all the gifts because the girls wanted to start playing with the new toys right away. We also took a break for breakfast and to call our family. It was such a fun morning.


Matt and I agreed to get each other stock stuffers only since we are splurging on a trip to Mexico in April (more on that later!!). I gave him some little things like RX Bars, avocado oil mayo, Steve’s Paleo Krunch granola (<-awesome) and Bulletproof coffee. I also got him a massage at Hand and Stone because I love that place. I found two pairs of sneakers crammed into my stocking along with some compression socks. This man knows the way to my heart.

Adidas Pure Boost X…verdict: LOVE!

Later that morning, my sister-in-law joined us with her kids along with my bestie and her husband. I made a spread that included a breakfast casserole, banana-blueberry bread, coffee cake, coconut-almond granola, red pepper dip, hummus, and a few sweets. There ended up being a lot of food.

The girls took a long nap in the afternoon. Matt and I cleaned up and got the house back together and then I left for a long run. It’s a tradition of mine to take a run every Christmas Day and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. I managed 7 miles and it was the longest I’ve run in quite a while. I was so happy to be outside soaking up the sunshine.

I thought about my mom a lot on Christmas and got a bit emotional during my run. I miss her most at Christmas time because I think about all the wonderful and happy Christmas mornings we spent together. She went all out to make Christmas enjoyable for us and I will always remember what a big deal she made of the holiday. I hope to do the same for my girls each year.

This girl got a robe from her aunt and would not take it off all day.

After the girls woke up they played with their toys, we FaceTimed more family and then got ready for bed. After the girls went to sleep, Matt and I watched a bit of Christmas Vacation and then fell asleep. It was a pretty great day if you ask me.


I hope you all had a great Christmas! Did you get/give anything special?

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