Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Eve>Christmas Day

When it comes to quality time with Derek, I always prefer Christmas Eve to Christmas day. Things are so much more relaxed and Derek and I have the tradition of baking cookies and watching Christmas movies with each other. It seems like just yesterday that Derek and I celebrated our first Christmas Eve together, it's hard to believe that last year was our second Christmas together and that this was our third! I enjoyed each moment we got to spend with each other. We opened up each other's presents first, I got him a new shirt from old navy, new moccasins (which I have to exchange because they are too small, ha), a stocking full of his favorite candy and "Evan Almighty", a book of pictures from the last year I got done at Target and I knitted him a scarf! Remember last year when Derek bought me that beautiful ring? Well, this year he did just as good! He got me a Frank Sinatra Christmas CD, two beautiful necklaces, and a kitten calender! He even made me a card using his graphic designer abilities. We then baked so many peanut butter and nutella cookies, it really was such a fun, laid back Christmas Eve. 

PS: Today is my moms 39th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
PS Again: Don't you love the pajamas I opened up from my parents on Christmas Eve? Haha

36 comments

  1. such cute xmas pics, I'm glad you had a good time

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  2. What great traditions, Chelsea!! And cool gifts, both of you :)

    Happy Birthday to your mom!!

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  3. Both of those necklaces he got for you are adorable! What sweet gifts!

    And Happy Birthday to your mama!

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  4. How cute! What a great Christmas you have! That pendant (locket?) is gorgeous!

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  5. the smile on your face said everything

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  6. Firstly, you have such a pretty smile, ahh! it makes me even happy, aha! :D These are such cute pictures and such good little memories for you, it looks like you had fun (and got some lovely things, too!)

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  7. Daww, I want a kitten calendar! And the necklaces looks amazing! Looks like someone got lucky this christmas :)

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  8. Kittens + jewellery = BEST CHRISTMAS EVER.

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  9. What lovely photos. Seems like you had a really great time!
    x

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  10. i also enjoy christmas eve, i love the anticipation


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  11. Oh my lucky girl! Santa's been very good to you! Look at all the pretty jewelry you got!

    Merry Christmas to you both!



    xox,

    ML
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  12. I don't know why but for some reason the picture of your overjoy at the kittens calendar cracked me up. haha. too cute. Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year!

    ps. thanks for your last comment :)

    x Niki from A Haute Mess

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  13. hey dear thanx for ur comment... u look so pretty... love that owl pendant necklace.. m so jealous :p + follow

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  14. Such beautiful Christmas memories, looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Happy Birthday to your mum too!

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  15. Love the kittens cal! (and your adorable pup).. Happy New Year!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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  16. pretty necklaces. and i love the scarf you made. wish my hubby would wear scarves. they look great on everyone!

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  17. a handsome honey is one thing, a diamond toting handsome honey is a totally different ballgame!
    Continue to blossom in the new year sweatheart

    Sunnie
    (.=

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  18. looks like you had a delightful christmas.. great blog!

    xx

    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  19. Just wanted to say to you that it's incredible the way derek has changed since the beginning of your blog (i've been visiting just before your first posts :D), he's really handsome, you're lucky ;)
    And you have changed a lot as well, and you're very pretty, honestly :)! i think you are a really really cute couple :)
    Happy new year :D xxx

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  20. It sounds like you had a very nice Christmas. You should come and visit Hoboken, NJ. Frank Sinatra is from here and there is a lot of memorabilia around town. Happy new year! - Carla

    www.hautecocktail.blogspot.com

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  21. Your pup is so cute! As are your new pjs and the patterned tights you wore. and, you know, you in general :)
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  22. This is a cute tradition! I love how you're all SUPER smiley in the photos and he's got that look like, "You're going to put these photos on your blog aren't you?..." My husband totally makes that face too haha!

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  23. that picture book is so sweet and i love your onesie pajamas! happiest birthday to your mom and a happy new years!


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  24. What an adorable and happy post! I love the diamond snowflake necklace. It's stunning.

    Happy new year and happy birthday to your mom.

    xo,
    Shannon
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  25. looks like you had a really good xmas! xoxo

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  26. I loved this post. You're absolutely beautiful and your Christmas gifts are adorable:) I'll definitely be checking your blog often.

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  27. This post is great, looks like you had a wonderful Christmas :) and the pajamas you are wearing is awesome!

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  28. lovely photos! looks like you had such a fun holiday:) great blog!

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

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  29. I think these photos are the nicest ones from Christmas I've seen on Blogger so far, you can really tell you love each other! So sweet :)
    I love the necklaces too!
    Have a wonderful 2012, all the best.
    xxx

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  30. Aww, this is a sweet post :)
    Have a Happy New Year!
    x

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  31. You have the most beautiful shade of blonde hair!
    :)

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  32. Oh the Tiffany snowflake necklace is such a beauty! Looks like you had an awesome Christmas. Oh happy Birthday to your mum too, she is so young!! Hope you have a wonderful new years :)

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  33. My husband always tries to put the stockings on his feet too! You look adorable in your pj's!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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