On Christmas Eve, we went to dinner with Sean's family. It was a lot of fun and a perfect way to see some family members around the holidays. We usually go out for Chinese food and this year we held on to that tradition. I chose to get a little dressed up for the night and decided to wear this navy lace dress I seem to sport at winter events. It was super inexpensive at Forever 21, two years ago and I was pretty happy to be able to wear it again.
After dinner, we went to my family's house to spend time and open one gift. One gift soon turned into a couple :) and then we headed home pretty early to watch Elf. It's so nice to only be 10 minutes away! On Christmas morning, we woke up at 6AM (the cat's wanted breakfast) and then we laid in bed watching Home Alone: Lost in New York. It was amazing! Christmas between the two of us was pretty low-key (we did just buy a house after all) so after a lazy morning we went to Sean's parent's house for brunch and gift-exchanging.
In the late afternoon, we headed to my family's house for dinner and gift-exchanging. At both houses we continued our tradition of taking a group shot. I already love looking back at the group shots taken with self-timers. I learned that I'm really bad at setting up the camera for such shots.
By the end of the night we were exhausted! We brought in all our gifts and admired them in the kitchen. We decided to find homes for all of our new things right away so they didn't get confused with all the other boxes in the house. I have to say things are really coming together! We're so fortunate to have families so eager to help us out on our new home adventure. The holidays have been really good to us!