Christmas Highlights 2016

Christmas Highlights 2016

I hope that everyone reading this had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family! Truth be told, I didn’t take that many pictures this year. But, the truth is, not many photos is sometimes the sign of a great time. I did manage to snap a few so here are a few highlights. I’d love to hear about your Christmas in the comments below!

Christmas Breakfast

The first stop on the Christmas party train was my brother and sister-in law’s condo for breakfast. We met my mother and father in law there just like we did last year for a lovely breakfast and time together. It has become a little tradition of ours since getting married, and it’s a nice way to start the morning.

We enjoyed lots of delicious food and drinks and then exchanged some gifts.I am particularly excited about receiving How Not to Die by Gene Stone & Michael Greger. It’s been on my reading list forever and I can’t wait to read it! Thank you to my sister and brother in law for hosting a lovely morning!ย 

Christmas Lunch:

Around 1:00 we headed to my parent’s house for more delicious food and some more gift exchanging. Luckily, we started out with some gifts and hanging out before we broke in to our next meal. My niece loved all of her gifts but especially loved her snow globe. She loves snow globes and my parents got her a new one with Mickey and Minnie of course.

It was fun hanging out with everyone, enjoying some yummy foods, and of course catching as many hugs from my niece as humanly possible! Around 4:15, we headed back in the car for our final stop!

Party Three Stop:

Our last stop was for Daniel’s father’s side of the family. They had a delicious spread of appetizers, drinks, and sweets. I didn’t manage to eat much more, but the spread was impressive! We got to spend time with some out of state family which was so special because we have missed them. We spent the evening catching up with everyone in a relaxed atmosphere which was much appreciated after our whirlwind day.

Although yesterday was hectic running around, I feel blessed to have so many family close by to be able to visit. Some we don’t get to see very often and some are only here for the holidays, but it was a blessing to see them. Family is definitely a wonderful gift and I was feeling the love after a fun, food-filled, family-filled day celebrating the birth of Jesus.ย 

How was your Christmas? Best gift you’ve received? Best gift you gave?

Tell me in the comments below!

Last Year’s Christmas:

Christmas Cheer!

 

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14 thoughts on “Christmas Highlights 2016

  1. I so agree Heather that having less pictures can say so much; because it means that I was actually less connected to my Ipod this year; I’m so thankful for several days of just being together and worshipping and celebrating Jesus’ birth. We spent a quiet day at home after church on Sunday; we had a wonderful Christmas dinner and watched ‘The Christmas Carol.’ You had a busy day!

  2. Sounds (and looks!) like a beautiful Christmas day. You did get some lovely photos; your niece is about as cute as a button. I would be very worn out seeing so many people in one day. My Christmas was quiet, but nice. I gave my dad a plaid flannel shirt that he really liked, and my mom a head lamp for camping.

    • Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, it was definitely hectic but nice to see so many family members in a day. That sounds like two very thoughtful gifts. Next year, we’re probably going to go for a quieter Christmas with less stops along the way.

  3. What a wonderful Christmas! Your niece is absolutely adorable too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I had a wonderful Christmas at home, 0 pictures happened, but chilling with family and enjoying the day was absolutely perfect!

  4. Well this sure was a busy busy day, but oh my gosh what a wonderful one. To spend so much time seeing different family members and enjoying simple relaxing time together…. so priceless. You must have been pooped! But I hope you fell into bed feeling allll the warm fuzzy feels. Happy belated Christmas, Heather!

  5. That Christmas breakfast looks perrrrfect! It looks like such great family time too! Best gift I received: meeting my niece <3. Best gift I gave: oh man, Hmmmmmโ€ฆ I have a sister in law that has a corgi, and I got her a coffee mug that says, โ€œI just freaking love Corgiโ€™s, OK?!โ€ and she LOVED it. I think it was the best reaction to any of the gifts. Too funny. Hope you have a wonderful New Year, Heather โ˜บ

    • A niece has got to be one of my favorite gifts too ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s so funny, I love mugs like that! I hope you have a great New Year as well!

    • It’s great to have them broken up in to three days! Still very busy though! Luckily I had a normal portion breakfast like a normal day and a big lunch and ended the day with some random cereal.

  6. love reading christmas recaps!

    I think the best thing I gave was avocado stickers + face masks + a mug to my best friend ๐Ÿ™‚ best gift I received was probably my Gym Shark leggings!

    • That sounds like such a good pampering gift! Gym shark leggings?! Do you have a picture of those? My sister bought me leggings with Chinese takeout boxes, dumplings, and chopsticks on them because I love Asian food of all kinds! haha

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