Christmas 2013!

And just like that, my favorite holiday has come and gone already…

Christmas was really great this year!
And in the past 7 days or so, I’ve hardly gone on my computer or phone – it was so nice!

Now that I am back though, I wanted to share some pieces of my Christmas…it was hard to choose just a few highlights/pictures, and yet I still ended up with this many photos – so here’s to my 2013 Christmas photo dump! :)

picking up from where we left off

baking day with sister Brooke 2013

baking day with my sister was a huge success!

Zida and Ozzy December 2013

Zida and Ozzy (my parents’ puppy who’s just a couple of months younger than her) were best buddies all weekend :)

Eli opening Christmas gifts 2013

handsome brother opening gifts!

Dad and I - Christmas Eve 2013

with my Dad on Christmas Eve

girls reading Bible story on Christmas Eve

my beautiful cousins reading the Christmas story from the Bible to the family :)

Great-Grandma and Kaspar Christmas Eve 2013

my Great-Grandma and cousin  <3

grandma and grandpa - christmas 2013


Kari & I - Christmas Eve 2013

with my aunt Kari, and my man hand…ha

Eli, Brooke, Danica, Jesse - Christmas Eve 2013

love these people!

Jesse and Danica - Christmas 2013


Jesse's Christmas stocking 2013

Jesse’s stocking gifts! 

Zida's stocking 2013

there were treats in Zida’s stocking! :)

Polar FT4 heart rate monitor - christmas gift

I got a Polar FT4 heart rate monitor!!  I already tried it out yesterday – so fun!

White Christmas

it was certainly a White Christmas…

Preston - Christmas 2013

gathering with Jesse’s Dad’s side of the family!

sleepy Zida - christmas 2013

Zida was beyond exhausted after 6 days of Christmas celebrations – when I picked her up during gift opening on Wednesday night, she cuddled up and rested her head on my shoulder <3

Jesse and family - christmas 2013

with the boys!  (Jesse’s dad and brothers)

with Preston - Christmas 2013

with our godson :)


I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Tell me something you did to celebrate, ate, or received!


  1. Awww I love seeing all these pics – especially the one with the puppy snuggles. So cute!!
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  2. These pics were great! Looks like such a fun Christmas celebration this year. We tackled both families and had a blast. I loved hanging out with my family!
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  3. Fun! Looks like you had a great Christmas! Love that picture of Zida on your shoulder. Too cute.
    I got a couple pairs of really cute shoes that I’m pretty excited about :)
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    • Yay for new shoes!! I maybe buy myself one or two pairs of shoes a year (and one is usually for running haha) but I ended up getting a couple pairs for Christmas, too!

  4. Looks like you had a great week of holiday fun! I’m jealous if the white Christmas! Km hoping in years to come it will snow on christmas! I also barely used the computer all week. So nice! But now I’m trying to catch up! Have a great New Years!

    • It’s two-fold isn’t it?! It’s so nice to be away from the computer, but then the longer we’re away the more there is to catch up on ;)
      I love having a white Christmas, but I wish I could send it your way now that the holiday is over! :)

  5. Love all the photos! That’s so awesome you got a polar! I also skipped out on social media for most of my holiday and it was so nice.
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    • It’s so nice, isn’t it?! The first day I felt like I was missing out on all kind of things, but then that feeling went away and every day after I loved not checking in on things, replying to emails, etc. – I need to make more of a habit to be offline!

  6. Thanks for sharing all the photos! Looks like you had a fabulous Holiday!

    P.S. Jesse looks SOOOO much like his dad and brothers!
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    • oh my gosh I know!! I actually remember smiling when I typed that in the post because I knew that anyone who sees that picture is going to clearly see that they’re related! :)

  7. I am glad to hear that you had such a wonderful Christmas!! And yay for puppy snuggles. They are the best :).
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    • They totally are :)
      I hope you had a great Christmas too Hannah!! (I’m super behind on blog reading but hopefully I’ll get to read a little about yours soon too! :)

  8. What a beautiful Christmas you had! I love all of the pictures…. looks lovely!
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  9. Looks like lots of great family time. That HR monitor is great. I got a pair of Bluebuds X wireless headphones for the gym and a nice Camelback day pack for hiking. Can’t wait to try them out! I’ve already been fiddling with the headphones, but haven’t used them in the gym yet.
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  10. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! <3
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  11. Love seeing Christmas pics. It’s such an exciting time but it goes way too fast!
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  12. Your sweet pup needs a good week at home to recover!
    Jesse’s dad and his brothers look so much alike!
    Thanks for the photo dump… I love seeing happy family photos. Life isn’t perfect, love isn’t perfect, but it IS beautiful. :) recently posted…Ice is Sneaky and Delicious Carrot CakeMy Profile

  13. Such stunning photos. Glad you had a nice holiday w/ your family!
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