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Christmas Eve we went to my parents' house and opened some gifts. My mom got me a purple Coach purse - very pretty! She also got me some jeggings (which I am actually like more and more with my new boots), and some little things like a fancy key holder for work, a Glee calendar, and a little "just married" ornament for our tree.
Coach Madison Purple Leather Convertible Hobo
My dad got me my CAA membership - taken for granted that I get it each year, because it is expensive but very good in case of an emergency! My brother's girlfriend got me the second half of season 1 of Glee which I very much wanted, and my brother got me a Snuggie (a leopard print one). He likes getting me infomercial items - by the way - the Slap-Chop is AWESOME! I probably won't use this TOO much, but it is quite warm! My brother also got "us" an HBC gift card which we have used already on Boxing Day.
Christmas morning we did our own thing (see yummy breakfast post below), and opened gifts. I got Matt the Danier leather work bag, a Banana Republic dress shirt, a lot of books (3 Christopher Buckley and 1 Terry Fallis - a sequel to a book I got him last year), some movies - The Great Escape and Casablanca, a winery calendar (very pretty pictures), plus stocking stuffers like boxers and socks and chocolate and a Men's Health suscription for the year.
I got spoiled as always - I knew one of my presents already - the gray Banana Republic sweater (since I asked him to get it as a present about a month before), but I also got some pretty Swarovski crystal earrings, some books (a Twilight novella and the latest Shopaholic book), some movies (Twilight - Eclipse, and Despicable Me), new stemless wine glasses (only because he broke one a few weeks ago), a gorgeous silver bookend set in the shape of an apple (perfect for the new office in our new house), and lots of fun magazines in my stocking, plus some fun socks and Victoria Secret underwear as well (I was impressed he worked up the courage to go in THERE!). He also suprised me by framing some of our wedding pictures for the new house. The frames are beautiful, although I will probably change a lot of the pictures he chose, lol.
I finished and received all 5 photobooks, which we looked through that morning and showed to our families! All complete with Jason Mraz lyrics on the cover.
That afternoon we headed to Matt's parents' house, and had another Christmas celebration! They already gave us the gift of the cruise, which was incredibly generous. They also surprised us with some house gifts like gardening tools, a hose, and a leaf blower. His cousin Paul got us snow shovels as well - all great ideas - we wouldn't have thought of these things until it was too late and we really needed them - so perfect for us now! We saw lots of family and had an incredible dinner, and watched some hilarious old movies from when the kids were young. So cute. It was a busy family weekend, but really nice to see everyone.