360 days

Tonight as I was driving home from my parents I saw a house with chasing christmas lights and it made me think about how quick Christmas passes.  Just last week I was finishing up our last bit of wrapping and finalizing plans on whose house we were going to when, and now it’s all done and over. It always feels like a blink of an eye when the next week has rolled around and, as everyone always said, each year seems to go by quicker than ever. It’s crazy to see just how time flies … 

Alright, enough with the adult-look of how things have come to be, Christmas was totally awesome this year! It was my first Christmas with Stephen and I being married, waking up in our own place and all that. While It was crazy going from his parents to mine then back to his and back to mine again, it was still absolutely great!
We started the morning at our place, we broke my usual order and did the stocking first :)  We then swapped presents and had a grand fun time seeing what we hid from eachother over the past few months.  I love how much fun it is to see other people open presents, I really put a lot of thought into gifts, so seeing that they like what I choose is the best part! We went to my in-laws first and had the Ringl-famous Christmas breakfast casserole, followed by table-side laughter and gift swapping. A bit later we got to my parents and started the Wells 1-present-at-a-time Christmas tradition. Mom made her famous pigs-in-a-blanket and we had a ton of fun opening gifts in order from youngest to eldest. Matt and Helena were in St. Augustine and we were looking forward to hearing about Helena’s reaction when Matt surprised her with a christmas surprise, a puppy. My suspicions were right on target that she was ecstatic and very very pleased with his decision.
After a quick nap on the couch (a christmas tradition I am always in favor of) we ate some dinner, played 32-Races on MarioKart  with Mom and Dad Ringl, tested out Samba de Amigo with Jason, which was funny to watch, played our Traditional game of Christmas-Charades and then went back to our place where I soon after passed out in bed exhausted.

So there ya have it, our first married Christmas has come and gone, and I am counting down the next 360 days until the next one :)    I’m very fortunate to have a few days off this week. I actually caught up on laundry, gave the family dog Angel a bath, and soon enough updated our website for all of you! 
Below are a few ‘previews’ of our Christmas-Day fun … check out the pictures page for more 

time to bust out the Sega

time to bust out the Sega

! Samba de Amigo !

! Samba de Amigo !

Ahh, the Calendar

Ahh, the Calendar

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