12/21/10

Our Christmas 2010

Every year Luke and I set aside a night, the week of Christmas to exchange gifts and celebrate Christmas just the two of us.

We are with our families for the whole week of Christmas, so we don't have any alone time.

We love this set up and don't want it to change, so we are sure to set aside "our" time for our own little Christmas.

Tonight was that night for us.

First we met up with some friends from church and went and looked at Christmas lights. I love doing this, especially when you are with people who know all the good spots in town. The whole night I kept saying, HOW MUCH IS THEIR ELECTRIC BILL?!?! I mean people go all out!

Then Luke and I went out to eat just the two of us and had so much fun together. I was really craving both alfredo sauce and marinara sauce so I had the restaurant mix them together over some fettucini noodles. It was divine. I had never thought to mix the two but I'm so glad God brought it to my mind This might be my favorite new meal.

And why did I just explain what I ate for dinner? Do you think I'm pregnant? 26 pounds later...ahem.

After that we came back to the house and exchanged our Christmas gifts. I got Luke a couple of gifts but the gift I was most excited about giving him was this Eli Manning Christmas ornament. I figured it would be a funny/silly gift, but he LOVED it. Plus it was a fun gift since our Eli will be here this time next year!

We also go each other a couple of parenting books. Apparently we are worried about how well the other one will parent! Not really but we obviously want to be prepared!

It was such a great night. Lately I have been very emotional and tear up over the smallest things, and recently I have found myself tearing up over my love for my husband. He amazes me in so many ways, I am so thankful for him. And I love our tradition of celebrating our Christmas together just us.

Merry Christmas from the Trees!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit - Romans 15:13


25 comments:

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Ahh! Your Christmas card pic is too too cute!!

I love that you take time to celebrate Christmas together - it's such a hectic time. And your pasta sounds delicious, and I'm not even pregnant. YUM!

Merry Christmas!!

Rachel said...

We celebrated Christmas last night two, just the two of us :) I agree, it's nice to do a thing with just the two of you. It gets crazy with families.

And I think I already said it on twitter, but I'll say it again....I love your card. What a great photo of the two of you :)

Jenni said...

Love your card!

Ashley said...

What a fun tradition! Glad y'all had a great night. And now I'm very curious about your pasta creation...

Shannon said...

You two are just WAY too cute :o) Have a merry Christmas!

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Jenni said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Megan!!! Adorable Christmas card... 26 lbs or not, you look beautiful! :)

Lauren said...

Your Christmas card is just beautiful Megan!!!!!! :)

Shannon said...

I love this tradition. It's a great idea. Also, I'm a huge fan of looking at Christmas lights. When we drive around with my little cousins, we make it into a contest and leave a small gift at the winner's doorstep.

the girl in the red shoes said...

I love that you set aside time for just the two of you during Christmas! My husband and I do that too it and it is always so fun and special. Love your Christmas card!

The LaJeunesse Family said...

You are gorgeous and I can't wait to "meet" this super handsome child you have concocted! :)

Brown Girl said...

Awe, you two are so sweet. I love the card, it's beautiful.

Melissa said...

Your card is so cute! Merry Christmas!!

Virginia Belle said...

I love that you guys take the time to celebrate just the two of you. It's so hard to find time for each other with all of the family around during the holidays. Love your card, it's perfect!

Jess said...

Hi Megan! I am your newset follower, and I love reading your blog! My husband and I do our own little Christmas too! Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

That is just about the cutest post I have read all day. I was very emotional the Christmas I was pregnant with my first because even though I was SO EXCITED to meet her, I felt like I would miss my alone time with my husband. Of course I don't miss it because what we have now with the kids is so magical...but I just remember feeling very close to him that year and it was incredibly special :-) So glad you two got to have such a wonderful Christmas night :-)

Nicole said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Your Christmas card is adorable! Merry Christmas to your family and many blessings in the coming year.

Sarah said...

I love the tradition! Such a great idea!! Also, that is my favorite way to eat pasta! Most people think it is so gross! Zios has a half and half pasta and that started it for me a long time ago!! Merry Christmas to you guys!

Jenn said...

Love the Christmas card! Are you loving your first Christmas in your new home?! So exciting!

California Wife said...

I love the Eli Manning ornament, too sweet! Your Christmas card is adorable!

Becca said...

Aw I love your Christmas card! :-) And I love that y'all take a night just for your own Christmas . . . great idea :-) You should definitely keep doing that when the baby comes!

Claire said...

Your card is so sweet! Merry Christmas!

Cxx

Lucky in Love said...

So glad you had this time together! Your Christmas card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What nationality is he?

The Mrs. said...

We celebrate Christmas alone together on the 21st every December because it is our engagement anniversary, too! I agree, it's great to have time alone together before the madness of the family and travel sets in. :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Aw, great Christmas card! I love that you mention Eli coming but don't dwell on it in the card. So cute! I think having your own personal Christmastime is also a very good tradition to have.