Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Scenes from Christmas Eve

I absolutely love Christmas Eve. It's just that feeling of excitement that something great is about to happen. Sometimes the anticipation is all I need.

On Christmas Eve, we went to an early service at our church. When we got back home we ordered Chinese takeout. This is becoming a new tradition for us. Before I use to make a big dinner on Christmas Eve but this is the second year we've ordered Chinese takeout and I think it's what we'll do from now on. It is so much more relaxing to just sit back and enjoy the day than slaving in the kitchen.

We also watched my favorite Christmas movie, "Love Actually" and drank frozen strawberry margaritas.

We gave our furbabies little gifts.

We exchanged gifts.

Don't think this means that great pictures are going to grace this blog now. I'm just so happy that it's mine :).

And while we're at it, I'll give a little peek of my Christmas day. I'll give my real recap of Christmas tomorrow.

I must say that it is going to be a sad, sad day when I have to put this tree back in the basement. If only I could be one of those people who leave their Christmas decor year round.

I hope that you all had an amazing time celebrating!

29 comments:

Sunny said...

wow, nice camera! :) glad you had a fun weekend!

Eesh said...

Very awesome camera!!!

Happy Holidays!

xx

Jennifer said...

I watched Love Actually on Christmas Eve too with my sister-in-law! I LOVE that movie and all the fun love stories in it. (o: And I love the idea of ordering in rather than slaving away in the kitchen - great idea.

Awesome camera too Faith. Glad to see your Christmas started off with so much fun!

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

love the pics! I need to get a big girl camera myself soon!

toi said...

awesome camera. we watched love actually also on christmas eve.

Nancy said...

I think chinese food is a great idea for Christmas Eve.
I'm so happy you got that amazing camera! SQUEAL!
Can't wait to see lots of pictures on this blog with it!!!

LWLH said...

Ok first of all, you and Sean are the cutest.
Second.....woot woot for the camera. And yes, I want to see some cute pics coming from you soon.

jin jinfitness said...

yumm the chinese food tradition sounds delicious AND I love your new camera!!! Happy Holiday's

Jenna said...

I think Christmas Eve is THE most magical night of the year :) I also love that anticipation! I think Chinese takeout sounds like the perfect dinner for Christmas Eve! My family does something sort of similar in that we pick up a bunch of appetizer-type things from our favorite places (shrimp cocktail, buffalo wings, etc). It's so comfy and relaxing!

"Love Actually" is the best Christmas movie EVER.

And OMG!! YOUR CAMERA! How exciting, Faith!!! :)

Heather said...

Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the entire year! Looks like you had a great pre-Christmas celebration and lots of fun on Christmas itself! You are going to love that new camera.

Mandy said...

Oh man, Faith! You're going to love your camera! I swear you'll be so amazed by the clarity of pictures you can take. So much fun!

Merry Christmas! Xoxox

Kay said...

Love the pictures! Merry Christmas to you and your family :) I'd also keep our Christmas tree up year round if we could get away with it ;)

YeamieWaffles said...

These photos are brilliant Faith and I love the sound of your Christmas Eve too, you're right about the anticipation being the best thing at times, I was so excited on Christmas Day too, Love Actually sounds like a nice way to spend Christmas too.

Travel_The_World said...

Sounds like it was an awesome Christmas gift. Nice camera! Love that dress you wore for Christmas.

Cece said...

I love Xmas eve too. You got the camera! How exciting. Looks like a fun Christmas so far.

Carla said...

My Christmas eve was spent driving from DFW back to Louisiana until 3:00AM. It was NOT what I had planned.

Looks like you had an amazing Christmas. And with that camera, you MUST post more and more pics.

My mom would leave her Christmas tree up all year. She'd decorate it for each holiday/season. While I definitely will NOT be doing the same, I will find another use for the white lights thanks to Pinterest.

Jennifer Achebe said...

Omg I love all festive decoder going on! When you learn how to use your camera please let me know!!!
By the way who are the parents to adorable children?!

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Jennifer Achebe said...

I mean deco!!!

Laura Darling said...

What an awesome camera! You are one lucky girl! Looks like a great Christmas eve. I think the idea of chinese takeout is brilliant!

Pegster said...

Wow, that's a awesome camera. That's a great gift. Good job Sean.

I so want to keep my Christmas decor all year round but then it wouldn't be that special.

Kathy C. said...

Love all the pics!! So excited for your new camera too! What are the odds that our boys both got us big girl cameras. :) I can't wait to see the pictures you come out with!! (yes... totally expecting to see them on the blog! haha)

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

What an awesome camera!! You must be overjoyed!!

Love your laid back night :) Chinese for Christmas Eve is awesome.

Kristen said...

Love Actually is my favorite movie, not just for the season too. :)

Love the new camera!!

Sommer J said...

NIIIIICE! I was so excited for you on instagram! I know you love to take pictures and this camera will be amazing capturing your life and adventures! I love your iPhone pics of course! Enjoy the rest of the season lady!

Ashley R said...

Love Actually gets me every time. Such an amazing movie! We usually eat out Christmas Eve & then cook a big dinner Christmas Day. We did the opposite this year, but I think the general idea is the same- just do yourself a favor and make one day a bit easier so you can actual enjoy more time with the fam!

Desi said...

Yay you got a dslr!!! Go you!! Can't wait to see the pics you take with it :)

Whitney said...

Christmas Eve is the best! That's when we do most of our exciting things! And by the way, that white lace dress with that coat is perfection, you look gorgeous!!

Kasey Lynne said...

YAY for getting a camera!! I have the same one and I'm STILL learning how to use it! Hopefully you're better at it than me. ;D

Cute outfit as always!

Mrs JK said...

Hope u had a fantastic christmas. Love ur christmas prezzie...can't wait to see all the magic to make with it! And I am sooooo in love with you entire outfit!!!!