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Our Merry Little Christmas.

We had a very merry Christmas this year!

On Christmas Eve we headed over to Marty’s dads house for the traditional Boden Christmas Eve celebration. We arrived a couple of hours early so I wrapped some last minute presents while watching The Santa Clause (one of my favorites!) Everyone else arrived around 7:30 and (for the remainder of the evening) we played guitar, sang, opened gifts and just enjoyed Β each others company until eleven or so.

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After the party we headed to my parents house to spend the night so we could wake up and enjoy Christmas morning with my side of the family. Oh the joys of being married and splitting time between families (I’m only partially sarcastic – sometimes it can be really fun!)

After (what felt like) a few hours of sleep, I was waking back up to enjoy Christmas morning with my parents, sister, brother-in-law and baby Landon!

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I just love these few hours on Christmas morning. I truthfully look forward to this time all year long.

The rest of the afternoon was spent with my family until we headed to Marty’s grandmothers house for dinner.
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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I consumed far too many Christmas cookies – but – tis the season!Β 

What was the best gift you received? I’d have to say my new Tiffany lamp! I wasn’t expecting it and it wasn’t something I’d ever buy for myself but I absolutely ADORE it and think it’ll look just perfect in our eclectic little house.Β 

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20 comments on “Our Merry Little Christmas.

  1. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Your pictures are always so professional! It all truly looks magical :) I also had too many cookies, yet enjoyed every bite! Happy 2014!!

  3. Holly J
    January 3, 2014

    As always, these photographs are beautiful. I love the ones with the cats.

  4. Madison @ Eating 4 Balance
    January 2, 2014

    Aww. Too much wonderfulness going on in this post. First- the fact that you all play the guitar and sing songs together? That about melted my heart. If end up marrying someone with musical talent we will totally be doing that. I love that you still get gifts from Santa too :)

    That Tiffany’s lamp sounds gorgeous. Don’t forget to take a picture when it’s all set up in your house!

    My favorite gift this year was a camera. A pretty simple one, but I love it

  5. Faith Fitness and Laughter
    January 1, 2014

    I love these pictures!! You had a wonderful Christmas!! :) I’m right there with ya on the cookie thing. I love love love baking cookies, but oh my goodness I can’t have them in the house right now! It’s just something about eating junk…..your body just starts to crave more of it and then you start to feel like this huge slug and like you’re walking in slow motion..lol! I don’t regret a single cookie though! :)

  6. carrie
    January 1, 2014

    1) i love that you were watching the original animated grinch. i didn’t know you were such a purist. haha 2) that peanuts mug…LOVE! have a great new years! :)

  7. Life After Swimming
    December 31, 2013

    Gorgeous pictures!!!! What a great holiday. You are so darn pretty, and the baby is so darn cute. Great recap :)

  8. Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes
    December 30, 2013

    Great pictures!

  9. hunting for bliss
    December 30, 2013

    Happy Holidays Di! Beautiful photos!

  10. Alex @ therunwithin
    December 30, 2013

    what a great collage, looks like you had a blast with family!

  11. Tara
    December 30, 2013

    Happy holidays to you and your husband!~ I love the cards (I must have collected 20 of them by now!)

    My best gift might of been a Kitchenaid or my Thomas Keller cookbooks! I still have not taken them out the wrapping, they are both too beautiful. :)

  12. IHeartVegetables
    December 30, 2013

    Aw it looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas! I wish we could have caught up, but the holidays are just a crazy time of the year :) Have a wonderful New Year!

  13. Kailey (Caffeinated Runner)
    December 30, 2013

    Your Christmas looks like it was magical! So cozy and warm :)
    Love the stalkings as well!

  14. Brittany
    December 30, 2013

    Your recaps are always one of my favorites. With the family photos, and the lovely photos in general!! I LOVE that picture of the crisscross cat!!

  15. Jorie
    December 30, 2013

    How fun! Gorgeous photos, very Christmas-y. It can be so hard to split time between the families but it seems like you did it well!

  16. Little Miss Fit
    December 30, 2013

    Aw that looks like such a wonderful time! So glad you had a good holiday! (As always, I love your pictures, lady!!) :D

  17. lifefullofjules
    December 30, 2013

    So happy you had a fantastic Christmas! It looks like you had a lot of fun! My favourite gift I received would be my SLR camera :)

  18. Erica @ For the Sake of Cake
    December 30, 2013

    Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! I’m with Jessie–you look so pretty in all of these pictures! And I love your hair!

  19. jessielovestorun
    December 30, 2013

    What a beauiful celebration. I’m so happy you & your husband had such a wonderful Holiday – even if you were running from place to place. I have to point out that you look stunning, Diane! I love the simplicity of your black dress.

    • di @ life of di.
      December 30, 2013

      Thank you Jessie. That means a lot :) The dress is actually a Gap maternity dress that was too big for my sister! Haha. One mans trash is another mans treasure!!!

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