Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I Got the Big Bag!

This has been a hard holiday season for me.  I've loved decorating and I'm definitely in the Christmas spirit, but there have been so many changes.  One of the big changes is my job.  I've mentioned before on here that I had to work Thanksgiving and I'm working all of Christmas.  I've never been away from my family for Christmas so getting used to that has been difficult.  But, everyone has made this such a wonderful holiday season for me!

Friday night, Jess and Jake came over to watch a movie with me and David.  Jess and I had been shopping earlier in the day and bought matching pajamas (don't judge!) and we had so much fun!

We made sugar cookies and watched Babes in Toyland.  (A very strange movie...)

Marley has really enjoyed the Christmas tree...

 and Jovie has enjoyed...well...the bags.

David's family came up Saturday to have an early "Bell" christmas since we won't be able to go down there.  We opened presents on Sunday and just had a nice time hanging out!

David's dad got some gift cards to Lowe's and the Steve Jobs book!

David got a travel cigar kit, some gift cards to PF Changs, Visa card, and Lowe's, and this:

Do you think they are trying to tell us something?! ;)  Not for a while!! :)

Susan got a necklace, a pair of hoop earrings, a beautiful ring from her dad, a coach wallet, a fossil over-the-shoulder purse, and a couple of gift cards (I can't remember where to!)

Chase got a Lowe's gift card and a couple of bath towels!

David's mom got a necklace with matching earrings, a giftcard, and some home-made coasters with pictures from our wedding in September!

I got a new dish to go with my christmas spode collection, this cute monogrammed hand towel, a christmas scrapbook to fill a page each christmas, a pair of beautiful earrings from David's dad, and some gift cards to Target, Starbucks (yes!), and a visa card!  

Monday, my grandparents traveled down for a Christmas visit!  They have been to Greenville a few times, but haven't gotten to explore why everyone loves it so much.

They got in around 2:00pm and we showed them around our decorated house and then opened presents!

My grandmom got some cloth napkins from pottery barn.

My granddad got the biography of Steve Jobs--not lying, I want to read it, too!

David got a nice travel converter kit for when he travels to Germany, a nice pair of pajama pants, and a lowes giftcard!

And this year, I got the big bag!! Every year, whoever gets the "big gift" gets the big gift bag and never once have I gotten the big bag!  Until this year.  I was so excited :)  My grandparents got us some much needed tv trays!

I also received a very nice coach over-the-shoulder purse which I love, a new pair of flat boots from Nordstrom, and a pair of fleece pajamas!

My grandparents also started a new tradition for us: they gave us an ornament of a partridge in a pair tree- I'm sure you can see where that's going :)

After presents, we took my grandparents to downtown Greenville to walk around and show them the Falls.

 We had so much fun walking through the Mast General store and walking through some of the cute shops.  We ended the evening with a nice dinner at Trio's- a really cute italian place!

Our families and friends have really helped make this a memorable Christmas for us and we are so thankful.  I am looking forward to coming home from work on Christmas morning and having Christmas with just my husband, my dog, and my cat. :)  We are making new christmas traditions and we couldn't be more excited about that.  I hope that everyone else is having a wonderful holiday season, too!

1 comment :

  1. I am sure that is so hard working through the holidays, but you are so lucky to have a family that is willing to make it special no matter what! Sounds like y'all had a great time with both families and I hope Christmas morning is wonderful too!