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Christmas 2012

Sometimes I feel like waiting for Christmas and training for a race are quite similar. All this work and emotional build up for the one tiny moment in time…. and then it’s over. Christmas really snuck up on me this year. Life happens that way I guess. The busier it seems the faster it goes. I could get all mushy, emotional, psychological about it… but I’ll spare you. I’ve been in that kind of mood lately, so don’t be surprised of one of those posts happen. Just not today.

Back to Christmas. We started off Christmas Eve going to lunch and church with some of our BFFs. Little Dreamer let me curl her hair, and was SO excited about it.

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I sported my new glasses to church. I got them from Coastal.com – You get your first pair free! I paid $20 for upgraded lenses, but that was optional.

nerdy-glasses

After church we exchanged “stocking” gifts and got to open our presents from one of our friends. He’s a sneaky little guy, got both the hubs and I RX Jump Ropes, but put them in different size boxes AND taped them to the box so they didn’t shake around AND put a bag of almonds in the box for the hubs so it would throw him off. Hilarious. Mine is “Naughty Pink” – I totally love it. And it is FAST. Bring on the double unders!

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The hubs did awesome with my stocking stuffers. I got a water bottle, inflatable travel pillow, and my favorite: sparkle fuzzy slippers!

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My family tradition growing up was getting to open one present on Christmas eve. and it was ALWAYS pajamas. We’ve continued that with Little Dreamer.

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After she went to bed Santa Came! He had to put together the wagon, get breakfast ready, and make sure the house was clean… so I don’t think he got much sleep. Christmas morning came and Someone was excited to find a Wagon under the tree! She has been asking for a wagon for a while now. However, I don’t think Delilah was nearly as thrilled as she was about the wagon…

red-wagon

Once the grandparents got there the rest of the day flew by… presents and paper everyone. Lots of smiles and laughter. I think that is my favorite thing about Christmas. The joyful chaos. Watching Little Dreamer open her presents was so fun. She had been asking for some of the stuff for so long- Like that Doc McStuffins doll. I have that check up song permanently stuck in my head. I wore my Minnie Mouse Footie PJs part of the day. Hubs and I got each other luggage since we will be traveling a lot this year. We made it into a little game. He wanted some very specific things on his luggage… hard case, special wheels, good handle… I just wanted mine to be cute. We both did good. Little Dreamer got luggage too… remember that Personal creations post?We also stayed in our PJs all day. I loved it.

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One of her other favorite presents was her Innotab2. She calls it her ipad. I don’t think she put it down for longer than 5 minutes all day. She even made a vlog. I am going to have to post it, I was cracking up. My favorite present of hers? Her WODtoys Barbell. Too stinkin cute. Plus, those cute little workout clothes just kill me. The top is from H&M ($3!!) and the bottoms are from target.

payton-presents

It was an awesome Christmas.
It made me realize how blessed I am.
I have great family, amazing friends, and awesome blog readers!

How was your Christmas? Favorite Christmas Tradition?

8 thoughts on “Christmas 2012”

  1. The little dreamer is so so cute with all of her presents. I think I would love those WODtoys for a little girl as well. It’s so cute to see her doing the workouts! I bet she loves getting to do what you do! Too fun. And I can’t wait to see her vlog. That is so fun that she loved her little ipad so much!

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  2. I really love my new Garmin, can’t wait to try my camelbak, and got a ton of clothes that actually fit me! I saw P’s photo on instagram and almost spit out my drink, how cute!

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  3. Pajamas on Christmas Eve is the best! My fave tradition is baking cookies with my mom on Christmas Eve – wouldn’t give it up, even if I couldn’t eat the cookies!

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