Our Christmas: Just the 2 of Us

Even though we knew Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would be spent back home with our families, we still wanted to start doing our own Christmas traditions.
Each night this whole month, Matt has been reading me a Christmas story.
Every day last week while we were driving somewhere, I would read aloud from A Christmas Carol.
Thursday night after work, we made a big roast turkey dinner, popped open some sparkling cider, and watched a movie. It was originally going to be a Christmas movie, but upon realizing that we had exhausted our only Christmas-ish movies in the past weeks (The Holiday and While You Were Sleeping), we just watched Enchanted. Next year we’ll do the holiday stuff.
Friday morning dawned cold and clear, with presents from Santa already under the tree and in our stockings! (Crazy how Santa knows how much Matt is obsessed with Oreos)

First item  on the list: opening the stockings.

Funny story: so I was figuring we’d fill each other’s stockings, right? Well turns out, Matt’s Santa had different ideas in mind. When I came home from work on Thursday night, all prepared to start stuffing, I discovered that his stocking was somehow already stuffed full. Even funnier still? Both of our “Santas” got the same things for him (Magic cards and movies, luckily not the same ones). In fact, Matt’s Santa had done such a good job stuffing his stocking that some of his gifts had to be re-routed to go under the tree, and one of them even ended up in my stocking. Weird. Santa sure is getting forgetful, considering he visited Matt twice. Matt didn’t seem to mind though.

After we did the stocking thing, we tore into our presents. I was just excited to finally give Matt the gift I’ve been making for him since October: a journal filled with pictures of us where I had written him a letter every day (well, every day I could find the time).

 When all was said and done, we came away with a LOT of movies and a LOT of food. And Matt got me two things I’ve been really needing: a new memory card for my camera and a cooking thermometer.

It’s been ages since I’ve enjoyed a Christmas so very much. And the best part was: we still had two more days after all this to enjoy Christmas even more!

Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas with your own loved ones, and that y’all have a happy new year!

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