Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A very Married Christmas!

I mean yes that title is ridiculous and four months (how the heck is it four months already?!?!) later I'm still in awe that we're married and our first married Christmas together was just that, lots of marriedness and family and compromise and drinking and eating and present sharing and just loverly. And if you can believe it I went the whole holiday without taking a single freaking picture (what is wrong with me!?) so I'll keep this briefish since we all know a pictureless post is not nearly as fun to read.

Friday: Christmas Eve! Relaxed a bit in the morning and attempted to make some pancakes (sort of a fail) and Matt and I had our own little Christmas. And I gotta say, Matt did me good this year, he got me a sweater and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and a gorgeous necklace and the B I wanted!

it's a laurel leaf and it is just fabulous.

YAY! Mr. & Mrs. B.

In the afternoon I went to see the Nutcracker with my future sister-in-law. If you recall, I love the Nutcracker. I love it more than I love Wicked and that is saying something. Basically I've been going almost every year since I was about 10 and seeing it just makes me all sorts of happy and Christmassy inside. After the Nutcracker I stopped by my parent's house for a bit to say hi and goodbye and before I knew it it was time to head to Matt's mom's house for presents. It was so fun opening presents with Matt and his brothers and his mom and just yay. After presents we went to dinner at this schnazzy Scottish pub and restaraunt that had carolers and Christmasness all around and it was just loverly. After dinner I came home to a glass of wine and It's A Wonderful Life. My favorite way to end the night.

Saturday: Christmas Day!!! Such a nutty and hectic and fabulous day. It went something like this. Breakfast and presents with my parents. Brunch and presents with Matt's dad and aunt and brothers. Home to relax/nap (me) and play Epic Mickey (Matt). Dessert and Secret Santa gift exchange with my cousins at my aunt and uncle's house. Dinner and Christmasness at the future sister-in-law's family's house. Drinks with some family at our dive bar. Hang out Matt and Bryan. Sleep.

Sunday: Slept in. Relaxed. Had a mini movie marathon (thank you Netflix on demand) which included The Bounty Hunter (eh) and The Duchess (very fascinating). Eventually Matt came home and we went to dinner and then came back and watched The A-Team, then Matt went to bed and I watched Babies (seriously I am a movie fiend).

Monday: I'm working from home this week so my day consisted of watching New York, I Love You, doing some work, meeting Megan for lunch and spending my Barnes and Noble money wisely (weeee books) and continuing my movie marathon, lurve it.

the bottom two were presents and
the top three were my purchases, I can't
wait to read some classics!
*also an update, I've already read
Water for Elephants
I asked for it so I can read it again and again, I LOVE it!

Anyhoo how was your holiday weekend? Getting anything fun? Relaxing a lot I hope? Let me know!

happy tuesday!


Dree said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas, and a very memorable one! I just love your necklace. I want to read some classics too - maybe you'll convince me to. :)

Lacey Bean said...

That necklace is GORGEOUS!!! Good job Matt!! And you'll love Water for Elephants - it's such a good read!

SunnyGurl said...

I would read Water for Elephants first! You should read it before the movie comes out. Hurry!

anna marie said...

i love being so excited about christmas. your post made me happy to read!

my husband got me the best present ever! he designed & set up a blog for me. i'm giddy just thinking about it!

xo.anna marie

Janet said...

Merry Christmas! Yours sounds loverly :)

You know...in a perfect ideal world, you and I would draw each other every year in a mythical Secret Santa because I love all the things you wished for and got!

Angela Noelle said...

What a lovely Christmas and what a lovely necklace!! From one Mrs. B. to another ;)

Sarah said...

What a great Christmas!
My little bookworm heart relates so much to yours! :)

Allison M. said...

so funny that you are reading classics again because I added a few to my list again including Alice and Great Expectations

Susan said...

You had the best Christmas ever! Mine was happily bookended with a winter storm in Boston, which caused me to unexpectedly work from home on Monday - and I loved it.

Heidi_Australia said...

Just finished reading WFE on your recommendation - TOTALLY LOVED IT!!! Thanks so much for recommending it, now all we have to do is wait for the movie... hurry up already!

amanda said...

it all sounds soooo perfect. how fun, your first christmas as a marries couple. you should be giddy over it, girl! umm...that necklace is darling and i love the big B.

what did you think of new york, i love you? i've heard mixes reviews.

anddddd-crazy! i just reread alice's adventures in wonderland. i hadn't read it in years and found it in the basement a few weeks ago.

*~Dani~* said...

I am loving that necklace. Good job, Matt!

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters was good, but Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was better... Enjoy :-) I love the Austen novels with a twist :-)