Monday, December 27, 2010

Our first Christmas

Happy Holidays from Epcot!
I apologize for not blogging the last few weeks. I've been dying to post more pics of our wedding but I've been shopping around on where to get it published and the rules are that you can't have previously shown them. Argh!

Anyways, Fred and I spent an early Christmas with his family in Florida a couple weeks ago (here's a pic of us at Epcot, such a magical place!). And we spent our very first Christmas Eve alone -- just the two of us. I admit it was a bit lonely not to be around either of our families, but we did the best we could to stick with the traditions we grew up with, like buying and decorating our very first Christmas tree and attending midnight mass. He got to keep his tradition of watching A Christmas Story (I still haven't seen it all the way through to the very end) and I got mine -- to watch one, actually two, at the theaters (although Black Swan was a bit intense for Christmas). Fred reluctantly opened his gifts after midnight mass (that's what my family does) and we are going to go with his next year -- open one gift, then the rest on Christmas morning. We also got to spend some time in the company of good friends on both Christmas Eve and Day, so that was comforting.

Did any of you spend your first alone, or did you spend if with yours or his? What new traditions did you make or old ones did you hang onto?

4 love notes:

Meg said...

We spent our first married Christmas with both families. I actually worked until 7:30pm on Christmas Eve then we drove 2 hours and spent the night at his sister, had breakfast with his mom and sister and then headed all the way south to my parents. That meant we both got to see our own family on Christmas day. We are still down south and will be heading home tomorrow. It is a mix of emotions--SO happy to be heading back home but also sad to be leaving my family. Oh well, it is what it is. You guys look like you had a wonderful time at epcot!

Love Your Way said...

sounds like a lovely christmas!

Vera D. said...

Thanks, Love Your Way! Hope you had a great one too!

Meg, thank you for sharing how you spent your Christmas. I'm so glad you got to see both of your families despite your hectic schedule. My mom's an RN too and so that's why we couldn't spend Christmas with her. And congrats on your recent wedding!

Bicoastal Bride said...

A belated Merry Christmas! We were apart for the holidays, since I went to visit my family in California. But it wasn't a big deal to us, since we're together every day, but I only see my family about twice a year.

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