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Christmas 2013: Our Day

Merry Christmas, everyone! How was your holiday?! I can’t believe Christmas is already over, but in our house, it isn’t REALLY over until the tree comes down. Probably mid-January! I might be better about it this year, we’ll see how it goes. Maybe we’ll turn our tree into a year ’round holiday tree. It’s such a pain to take down anyways!

As you know, my MARATHON is FINALLY happening!!!! T-minus two days. Actually more like a day and a half now. The weather forecast looks awesome-sauce right now…race start time should be ~34*, and by the time I wrap things up, the high should be in the low 50’s! Much better than the negative numbers and ice that took over Memphis a few weeks ago! I will definitely have to be careful not to start out wearing too much, since it’s much more dangerous to overheat than to be too cold! I need to get my outfit picked out, but don’t worry, I’ll fill you in!

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Adam and I were blessed this year to be able to spend a weekend each with both of our families the two weeks leading up to Christmas, and then Christmas Eve we had some of our friends over for a nice dinner, and then Christmas day we spent just the three of us in our home together. This is the first in a series of photo dumps, reviews, and a delicious recipe! I don’t post many pictures on this blog from my nice camera, so get excited! Speaking of pictures, you can check out my latest engagement session here if you’re in the mood to ooh and aww.

First, here is our Christmas day photo recap. As usual, things revolved around our dog-child. Enjoy!

Christmas Eve dinner- ham, green bean casserole, and scalloped potatoes. Mmm.

For breakfast, I made a version of Pioneer Woman’s Cowboy Quiche. Recipe post is coming soon!

One of the sweet things my husband surprised me with was a subscription to Stride Box!!!

You can’t really see in the picture, but it’s a handmade sterling silver infinity sign necklace 🙂

Truckee was pooped after a long day of opening presents!

For dinner we had leftover ham and made ham and cheese rolls, before going to see Saving Mr. Banks!! (SO good! Go see it RIGHT NOW!)

date night to see saving mr banks

Have a great night everyone! Packet pick-up tomorrow! Whoop whoop!


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    Nikki @ will run for pizza
    December 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    How have I not heard of stride box!? I get bulu box, but this stride box sounds like one I NEED after looking st the website!!
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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    December 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Looks like a great Christmas! I love all the pics of Truckee. We gave our pets their presents first thing yesterday too and they loved them!
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    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life
    December 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Oh my goodness! It looks like you had a beautiful Christmas! I am loving all of those pictures of Truckee too! 😉

    Ahh good luck on your marathon girl! I will be thinking about you!

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    Sarah @RunFarGirl
    December 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    New to your blog through MilePosts:) What cute decorations! Love your tree and those wooden ornaments! You and your hubby look so cozy and happy. I remember those days of quiet Christmases with just my hubs and I well. Now we have two little ones and Christmas takes on a whole new dimension. Both are great in their own way. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing.

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    December 27, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Merry Christmas!! 🙂
    love, love, love your necklace! so cute!! 🙂
    cannot wait to see Mr. Banks!! I grew up watching Mary Poppins at least once a week, so it’s very close to my heart!

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    December 27, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I LOVE your rustic style! The tiny deer made of wood on your mantle is adorable. Looks like you had a great holiday. Can’t wait to hear about the marathon! Get after it!!!
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    December 28, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Good job hubby on stridebox! I have never heard of it! What do you think so far?

    How are recovering from the race!?

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