Monday, December 26, 2011

Scenes from Christmas Eve

After a beautiful church service, we decided that we did not want to go out to eat. So we did the next best thing. Ordered Chinese takeout.

I ordered Shrimp Lo Mein with Spicy Beef Fried Rice. Sean ordered Boneless Spare Ribs with Pork Fried Rice. I couldn't ask Sean to put down his food that way I could take a picture. I know he would have said, "Um, no".

{We had our choice of drinks}

{Sean's choice of entertainment & it was not Christmas movies}

{And Izabella laid on the blanket she has taken a liken to. This is her blanket. Don't forget it}

{Then we opened some presents}

And I was surprised to see a new camera. I know that I have been wanting a new camera. The really, really nice ones. But I decided that I really didn't need a new fancy camera and I didn't want Sean spending tons of $$$$ on it. So I asked him not to get me a new camera.

Well, Sean knows that the camera I had was/is a BIG piece of doodoo. Like major doodoo. So on Black Friday, he picked up the Nikon Coolpix L105 for me. It was a steep $100.00. And is 100% better than my old camera. I am thrilled that he bought me a new camera even though I told him not to, and even more thrilled that he didn't spend a lot of money on it.

Then I took it out and tried to figure it out without reading the manual. Go figure. I've read it now.

{Sean's new surround sound}

{Sean figuring out his new surround sound without reading the manual. We're a match made in heaven}

Then I took some more random pictures and I think I am getting the hang of this camera :)

{Glass of Skinny Girl Sangria, yum!}

{Drake gift for me and Lord of the Rings gift {Return of the King} for Sean. He was so excited we were watching it in no time}


{I love when he pretends he wasn't just sleeping}

But when we get preggo, we are getting that fancy, new camera. Because then I would have someone super important to take pictures of. Besides, what better excuse is there to spend that type of $$$$???

Hope you all had an incredible Christmas!

{Stay tuned for Scenes from Christmas Day}


  1. Congrats on your new camera!! I got one too! Isn't it so exciting? I also tried to use mine without first reading the manual, haha. That takes too much time! Let me just get on to the fun. =)

  2. Great gifts....I love the tradition of Chinese food on Christmas eve :)

  3. i got a new camera crappy one broke!

  4. I got a new camera too...I still have to read the manual to figure out all these buttons and settings...haha.

    Looks like a wonderful Christmas!! :)

  5. What a great gift! Love all the pics ~ they are really clear. How do you like the Skinny Girl drinks?! I want to try!! I recently read her "A place of yes" book & its great.
    So happy you two had a great Christmas!!!

  6. Merry Christmas! Look like you both had a nice cozy holiday. Love the new camera! :-)

  7. Here's hoping you guys had a really Merry Christmas, it definitely looks like it was a great one! I love what you said about the camera too at the end, that certainly will be an occasion worth photographing. Have an excellent festive period guys!

  8. Im so glad it was an awesome Christmas day...oh can't wait to see all the awesome pictures you will be taking with your new present!

  9. yaaaay a new camera!!!! How thoughtful of him- he did good! I love shrimp lo mein. I made sure I had some when I went home stateside! Merry Christmas!!!!! xoxoxo

  10. What is it with men and their surround sound? Mj loves him. Glad you got a nice camera. You'll get a lot of use out of it. Chinese food on Christmas Eve sounds great.

  11. Merry Christmas to you & your hubs!!


  12. Looks like you had a great Christmas Eve :) I got the same camera! If you find any tricks or tips on using it for best photos - let us all know :)

  13. awwww. i loved your guises Christmas Eve. So quite, intimate and lovely. haha. can't wait till you are preggo... you're gonna be a terrific mommy =)

  14. A camera is a great gift! Love your pup she's gorgeous.

  15. Congrats on your new camera! I got a new one too, wahoo!!!! Oh, and I definitely have that wrapping paper :)


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