Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Very {Married} Christmas!

Our first married Christmas (and don't think I didn't mention that 294727 times!) was quite a whirlwind!! 
It was really great, but we did about 8 hours of driving between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I am happy just to be home now!! 

Here are some pics from our fun two days....with both families...

We started off Christmas Eve by driving to Chapel Hill to be with Travis' family. Here we are on our way to his nana's house...

We also exchanged gifts with his family! His sister got me this presh ornament so I never forget that stupid marathon!

His parents also got us a fire pit for our back patio!!! I am SOOO excited to use it!!!

{Stolen from Home Depot's website!}

If that wasn't enough, while we were sitting around, Travis decided to order this treadmill for us!! I am soooo happy to workout at my house now and cancel my gym membership!!!!!

After we left his family, it was time to drive another 2 hours up to Virginia to be with my fam!! We passed through a few cute little towns that were just adorbs with all of their Christmas lights! I tried to take pictures, but they did not come out too great!!  

{UGH, FAIL, when will I learn to use my real camera instead of my phone?!}

We went right to sleep as soon as we got there! On Christmas, we woke up and I went for a run waited for Travis to get back from a run. Then we did stockings!

I just love our family's mom sewed them all many years ago! Mine is a ballet slipper because I used to dance (for like 7 years!). Betcha didn't know that! (Oh, and it says my real name, Melinda...that's how old it is!) My brother's is a football cleat, which makes me laugh, since he played football for, oh, all of maybe 2 years. My parents are both running shoes, which is appropriate. 
Travis and Angie (my bro's gf) just have boring stockings...I think my mom ran out of ideas/time/energy haha.

In my stocking, amongst candy and other goodies, were these tissues...haha... 
I'm glad my mom recognizes what a brat I really am!

My brother's dog, Luna, also got some treats in her stocking (yes, the dog has a stocking as well!)

Next, onto the prezzies under the tree!!!

My parents have so many ornaments that they have collected over the years. We each get a certain section of the tree for our ornaments and presents. So all of my ballet/girl scout/swimming/etc. ornaments are in one section, and then my presents are right under that! 

Santa was so good to me....

I about DIED when I opened the Michael Kors watch!!! My mom totes surprised me on that one!
And yes, those are sparkly running shorts!! My brother's girlfriend knows me too well!

{I am excited to try this out! You freeze it and then stick it in your wine bottle to keep it chilled!!}

{Ornament for our tree! Pottery Barn, of course! Good job, again, Mom!}

And of course, I had fun watching my family open all of the presents I got for them! 
Let me tell you, when you get married, it is veryyy convenient for gift-giving! Hope my parents don't mind looking at wedding pics! Haha... 

My fav was probably this frame I made for my dad! He cried when he opened it!!! I will write a tutorial for you all soon! :)

After we opened presents, we hung out for a little bit! 
Please enjoy the only picture I will ever post of me with no makeup on....

And, OHHHH, we planned mine and Trav's Christmas present to each other--A vacation to ITALY next summer!!! 

I am SOOOOOOO excited!! If you have ever been, you must let me know things to see/places to go/etc! We are going in June for our anniversary!!! :)

Then, we ate allllll day! First was this yummy coffee cake.... 

And then, several dips with pita chips... (hahah sorry, Ang!)

And finally, dinner (like we were even hungry at that point!)!

...and then we drove 4 hours back to Charlotte!!! Whew!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, too!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great Xmas. Joe and I went to Italy in 2003- You MUST go to Cinque Terra. It is the most beautiful and romantic place on Earth. We also did Florence and Rome. I would vote for Florence over Rome but Rome has so much history so if you have time do both. So jealous, I would love to go back!!