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The First Married Christmas

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Can you believe that Christmas has already come and gone again? We had such a good time with our family this year and I'm sad that it's over and that we're back to reality today.

On Christmas Eve, we met up with my family for a late lunch at Twisted Spur before heading off to Christmas Eve service at our church.

Afterwards, we had church #2 on TV at Patrick's grandmother's house while eating a delicious steak dinner. Mmm!

For the first time ever... I did not wake up at my parent's house on Christmas morning. #marriedlife? Patrick and I woke up in our house and did a little Christmas celebrating before going to do Christmas with our families.

I was up at the crack of dawn too because everyone saves their Christmas cookie baking until the very last second, right? Right.

Next up: Christmas with my family & the traditional stair picture.

Guess who's getting hitched one month from today?

These two!

{see all the bare feet? hello, 71 degrees & Christmas in SC}


After presents and brunch, we were off to Christmas with Patrick's family at the lake.

It was an afternoon full of present opening, a lot of giggling, too many jokes, Christmas Vacation, excellent food and so much fun. But somehow the only picture that I have of the day is of the Christmas tree and the ham:

It was a really good, home cooked ham but still. Next year I'll do better with the pictures!

& just like that, Christmas 2016 was over :(

It was a great first married Christmas, though! There's also only a 3 day work week to look forward to this week... yay, holiday work schedules!

Anyone else excited for New Year's Eve and, more importantly, Clemson's playoff game on Saturday night. Go Tigers! & happy Tuesday!


  1. Yay for your first Christmas as a married couple! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful weekend! It's always weird when married life makes some traditions change but it's always fun making new ones! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. The first married christmas is one of the best...I mean they are all pretty wonderful though!! Exciting that you are starting some new traditions together! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. That ham looked delicious! Looks like y'all had a great Christmas.

  4. Looks like a wonderful first married Christmas - it does take some getting use to when traditions change a little :) I love the purple dress you had on for Christmas Eve!

  5. I love that you still got the stair picture at your parents house even though you're married! That's so much fun! And I was so mad by how hot it was on Christmas! It was so crazy, and I'm pretty sure that we were bare foot the whole day too!

  6. That ham looks delicious! I'm jealous of your barefoot weather, my toes were frozen wearing flats.

  7. So glad your first married Christmas was amazing :) Just how it should be- hehe! I was bad about taking pictures too, but that ham DOES look pretty darn great. Love your purple dress too, girl!

  8. I fully remember our first married Christmas and waking up in our house and not my parent's house, it was so weird!!


  9. Sounds like a successful Christmas for sure!

  10. that ham does look delish, and i am not a ham person. glad you had a good first married christmas - i feel sorry for KC, our first one was also my first away from home and it was not pretty at all.

  11. Yay for the first married Christmas! I think it's so cute that you and Patrick did your own celebrating before hanging with your families :)


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