12.27.2011

I Love Christmas!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Christmas weekend. :) Here are some snipets from mine...
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1. Yes, I'm in my twenties and got a doll for Christmas. But this doll has a story behind it. My mom had dolls like this when my older sister and I were really young. We both loved them so much, but my mom sold them when we built our home. We've talked about them ever since, but didn't know what kind they were. So my mom surprised us this year by finding out what they were and ordering one for my sister and one for myself. :)
2. My dad also got a toy for Christmas. haha! He received a remote control helicopter. He was so excited! Five minutes into playing with it and it was already up a tree. haha!
3. Fun socks by the tree.
4. I made Christmas sugar cookies the other day! Want the recipe? You can find it on my guest post HERE! It's the best recipe in the world. :)
5. The shadows of my sister, mom, and I walking home from church.
6. Those would be Juicy Moon Boots... :P
7. More fun socks!
8. Watched lots of Christmas movies this weekend! So fun!
9. These may just be the biggest grapes in the world!

Remember how on my Christmas Wish List I said I wanted a new bag/purse?? Guess what I got?! And it's even better than the ones I had pinned! My sister (and miss angela) is amazing!
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I wanted to have a different way of saving my Christmas memories this year. So I took videos here and had my sister take videos of her little family in Illinois. Now it looks like we were together this Christmas. :)

song- I Love Christmas by The Girls With Glasses
Now everyone tell me, please-
1. what was your favorite part of your Christmas weekend??
2. What was the favorite item you received??
3. What was the favorite item you gave??

My answers-
1. My favorite part was seeing my family be completely happy Christmas morning, even though it was a much smaller Christmas than years past.
2. I have two- the doll because it's sentimental and the purse because it's exactly what I wanted.
3. My favorite item I gave would be taking my sister to see The Nutcracker (post HERE). She is also in her twenties and had never seen it!!

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

P.S. the WINNERS of the Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza were posted yesterday!!

32 comments:

Whitney said...

great pics!
1. my fave part was just being here (im spending the holidays in the FL Keys!!)
2. my fave gift recieved was a super cool ring my bf found on my Pinterest and got from Etsy... whatta sneaky fella.
3. my fave gift given was this awesome skirt that my sister wanted but had no clue i knew about it/bought it! yay surprises!

whit
whitspeaks.blogspot.com

Courtney B said...

Aw, Gentri! It sounds like you had an amazing Christmas! What an awesome family you have :)

ashley.warner said...

ohhh merry christmas to you pretty lady.

i feel like i've seen those photos somewhere... ;) i am in love with instagram.

1. spending time with my fam was my fave.
2. i got a rice cooker - i am beyond thrilled about that! oh yeah, and a nordies gift card.
3. i love watching everyone's faces when they see what they got from me - it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

happy christmas!

Connie said...

Haha! Those huge grapes crack me up. I love those socks and I NEED those cookies! (;

Melu103 said...

cute pictures :)
i am so happy you got the perfect purse!


my favorite part is how much i
laughed with my family this weekend.

my favorite item i received
was a black blazer from my sister

favorite item i gave was a pearl
bracelet






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Whitney said...

Looks like you had an amazing Christmas!

Bree said...

1. My first married Christmas Eve, just me and the hubs. :)
2. Getting a HOUSE! Ahhh... I'm so excited!!
3. The cute hats and gloves we got for our friends' little girls. I LOVE cute little girl stuff!!

katilda said...

ok every male in my family got some type of remote helicopter as well....then they figured out how to make them chase the girls up the stairs. good times. in answer to your questions...

1) playing Just Dance 3 with my sisters. ridiculous.
2) my brother-in-law (a burly, quiet guy) got me a gift card to a gas station because he wanted me to buy myself more slushies (my sister said he thought of getting me this immediately.)
3) i made my parents a wooden wall hanging with the name of their wedding song (Lost Without Your Love) stenciled on it...i also got my brother the same suction-cup bow and arrow set he had when he was little. loved it.

McKenzie King said...

your christmas sounds wonderful.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Looks like you had a fun holiday Gentri! And I LOVE that purse! :)

Kai.Mercado. said...

The real question is....did you end up buying those fab moon boots? lol

beckaboots said...

1. My favorite part of Christmas was sleeping in and snuggling with my hubby- he's been working a lot lately and we haven't seen each other much.
2. The favorite thing I got was a gift card to spend on decorating my craft room! Woot!
3. The best thing I gave was a Bosch mixer to my mom. My siblings and I all went in on it to replace her 30 year old one and she cried when she opened it! So amazing.

:)
Bekah
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brooke field said...

Looks like a successful Christmas!

Erin said...

Your sister lives in IL?! I grew up there! What a fun purse! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Rae Veda said...

Moon boots are so cute! xo, rv

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Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Looks lovely!

Merry Christmas!

Amber said...

nothing wrong with getting dolls for Christmas :) I would love a Blythe doll of my own and I am 28. I think my fave gift was my cake decorating set and I loved giving my husband his new leather jacket. He looks so cool in it.

Along Abbey Road said...

Yay! I love this post!

I gave The Mister his long-awaited Xbox 360 and I finally got my DSLR camera! Best Christmas ever!

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road

Kendra said...

That is such a neat story about the doll. I love getting sentimental gifts!

Haley K said...

what a thoughtful gift your your mom! :) That doll is simply lovely and so unique! I love your fun Christmas socks...and yay for sugar cookies! I haven't made any yet! before New Years it WILL happen :)

and to answer your fun questions:
1. Christmas music (caroling, and at church) was my favorite thing this weekend...really reminded of why we celebrate :)
2. favorite thing i received (and gave;) was the one big present my hubs and I got...a new bedroom set! :)
3. i have two favorite items i gave was to my parents (my siblings and i went in together on it) and got them new ipods and an audible.com subscription :) they loved them! :)

Haley K said...

PS - i tried to watch the video...but it wouldn't load even after 5 minutes :( I'm sure it's darling though! :)

TheLovelyHunter said...

i'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas! my favorite gift was the forever lazy my husband got me and the best gift i gave were the vintage cateye glasses i got my mom:)and the best part of Christmas, as always, was getting to spend time with my family:)

melissa said...

Aw, you inspired me to start taking videos on Christmas! I don't know why my family doesn't do it.

I loved every minute of it! But it definitely has to be when my family and I played Just Dance 3. We had like 20 people playing at once! (trust me, a video WILL come!)

Do I have to pick one item?! Hehe

I built my dad a website for his present for his private foundation and paid for his domain for three years. So that's my favorite :)

Lisa @ MMT said...

1. My favorite part of Christmas weekend was watching my son's face light up when he said Santa walk in the door on Christmas Eve. He was soo excited!
2. My favorite item was my kindle fire. Can't wait to start reading again :)
3. My favorite item I gave was the 13+ toys we donated to toys for tots and the cards we gave to our family telling them, they helped us give. Most of the family was so happy to see us giving to those in need and they were glad to be part of it too.

Alexis Kaye said...

YES what a fn christmas!!! :) I love that purse it's so perfect for you! My favorite gift would be a new pair of boots my parents gave me and the purse my husband gave me. I was a spoiled girl! I gave my brother a key finder. You put this thing on your key ring and when you need to find your keys you whistle and it chirps. He is famous for loosing everything. He also got a wallet for christmas this year...which he also recently lost! haha!

A Lost Feather said...

aw your video is so cute and i love the idea! :)

i gave my dad a remote control helicopter last year haha.. but he can't play with it because the dog is absolutely petrified of it! he goes nuts when the helicopter makes an appearance

hmm.. my favorite part of Christmas was probably Christmas eve mass.. it's the only time i really sing in church and i loooooove a good christmas carol :)

oh my gosh my sister got me 2 books that were mentioned as textbooks in harry potter.. love. i got my sister some fun things, but my parents got her an iphone which i wrapped.. i put it in a huge box with a ton of random stuff in the box to confuse her.. like left over wrapping paper and a spool of thread.. a santa hat.. some gift tags that said "to sarah, love santa" .. it was pretty funny :)

Pia said...

Gentri!! I missed you! :)
I am so happy your Christmas was wonderful! And what a pretty new bag!

I took a little break from blogging and commenting, but I am back! :)

Lena said...
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Lena said...

Gentri ... your blog may just be my new favorite. You love the mountains and funky socks?! I don't think it's possible to love those things and not be awesome. Definite follow. Woo!

Ariel said...

aww! So glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!

Kathryn Elise said...

your blog is absolutely gorgeous! I just stumbled upon it today!


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Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

I love gifts with stories behind them <3

I'm also glad you love your bag!!! Yay :-D

Merry belated Christmas <3