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