Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

Our Christmas began on Saturday the 21st where we went over to Joshua’s dad and stepmom’s house for dinner, games, and presents. We celebrated with my sister, Joshua’s stepsister, stepbrother, and brother along with the parents. We had a great time watching Mr. Big in his snowman outfit play with my in-laws’ brand new Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix puppy.

Christmas Eve I had the day off, so I was able to finish my Christmas shopping, get groceries for the following day’s dinner, wrap presents, and finish decorating.

At the Dinner Table

Dining Room Decor

Dining Room Decor


The next set of festivities began on Christmas morning. Dani, Joshua and I exchanged gifts and after that Joshua and I went over to his adopted family’s house for breakfast and more gift exchanging. Then we came back to the house where I began preparing Christmas dinner.

My parents, grandpa, uncle and cousin were present for Christmas dinner along with Joshua, Dani, and I. We had a delicious prime rib roast, gravy, mashed potatoes, rolls, broccoli, and sautéed spinach, and for dessert my uncle brought cheesecake.

The Presents

2013 Christmas Gifts - Round 1

  • Personalized Wine Basket w/coasters and chalk (the stems are dipped in chalkboard paint) – From Mom & Dad Robinson
  • Goodie basket with a variety of candies and snacks – From Mom & Dad Robinson
  • All expenses paid excursion for our April 2014 cruise – From Mom & Dad Robinson
  • $40 Papa Gianni’s Gift Certificate – From Bobby & Amber
  • Crackers, salami and homemade biscotti – From Grandpa Dan & Grandma Sherry
  • Wiener Dog Salt & Pepper Shakers – From Auntie Gigi

2013 Gifts

  • Owl Umbrella Stand/Vase
  • iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot – From Joshua
  • Pedicure set – From Mom
  • Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams Collection 2014 calendar – From Mom
  • Yoda mug – From Mom
  • Owl stickers – From Mom
  • Strawberry Lemonade Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ Instant Beverage – From Mom
  • Napa Valley Wine Train – From Mom & Dad Mora
  • Water bottle containing info about our 2014 Family Vacation – From Mom & Dad Mora
  • Clarisonic Mia2 Sonic Skin Cleansing Acne Clarifying Collection – From Mom
  • Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter – From Mom
  • Darth Vader clicker pen – From Dani
  • Old Navy necklace – From Dani
  • Jonathan Adler owl ornament – From Dani
  • Silver owl statue – From Mom
  • Open Hearts by Jane Seymour® necklace – From Dad
  • Star Wars fruit snacks – From Mom
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Soundtrack, Special Edition] – From Uncle Mike
  • Knife sharpener – From Dad
  • Whitman’s Sampler – From Mom
  • $50.00 – From Grandmother & Grandaddy
  • $10 Starbucks gift card – From Uncle Mike
  • $50 in iTunes gift cards – From Mom and Cedar
  • $25 Sephora gift card – From Dani
  • Personalized snowman ornament – From Grandpa Jerry & Grandma Sandy
  • ‘C’ ornament – From Mom