The best Christmas yet...

Hey lovies! It's Friday, and it's the eve of Christmas Eve (that's what they said on the news this morning--and it was corny enough that I decided to use it myself!)

I'm here today still running off of the high from last night's Christmas Dinner Date with MG. I got myself ready and then took all of the gifts over to MG's place where we opened a bottle of wine and exchanged our presents. Now, this was the first gift exchange that we have done (you'll remember that it was MG's birthday earlier this month, so I got the uber pressure of being the first one to have to give a gift), so there was some pressure....moreso for MG haha.

I had been telling him things about his presents like "wow, when I got the one today in the mail, it was a LOT heavier than I expected"....and he was all confused and said "I thought you already got the main part of my present....Oh man, I hope I got enough!" It was kinda fun to mess with him. Ok, it was a lot of fun :)

So, with all of the build up, MG said "You open yours first" I opened the card first (of course) and it had THE sweetest message inside. I would take a picture and share with you all, but this is one of those times that I want to keep it to myself. But, what it said inside was so sincere and sweet, it almost made me cry. I've read it like 15 times this morning already haha. Also, inside of the card was a gift card to Massage Envy which I am ALL about! I bother MG for massages all the time, and he knows how tense I get at my job, so this was a perfect gift!   Then, there was a rather large box sitting in front of me to be opened, so I tore into it and inside were these beauties that I had mentioned once...more than a month ago (Alana, if you're reading this....close your eyes):

I was SOOOOOOO happy. I put my feet into these guys and I was in heaven! They are SO soft inside! I like that these can be rolled down, or pulled up, or scrunched down. I can see getting a lot of use out of these over the next Winter months (assuming we don't keep getting 60 degree days).

Apparently MG had even been checking my shoes when I went to shower to make sure he got the right size, and then checked with one of my friends to make sure that I would like the grey (he said he remembered me saying grey but wanted to make sure). He did quite well!

MG opened his gifts which included:

it's an ID badge holder with MG's beloved Eagles on it. It kind of killed me a little, as a Skins fan, to order Eagles stuff
MG acknowledged that this shows how much I love him haha

An Eagles t-shirt to add into his Sunday rotation of Eagles shirts (He loved this and immediately threw it into his suitcase that he's taking home this weekend)

4 of these frosty beer mugs--he had mentioned this one weekend that he really needed to get some. So I took care of that!

And then I got him this since he said the navigation on his phone was starting to bother him and he wanted something more reliable:

Garmin nĂ¼vi 1450LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates

I was nervous that he wasn't going to love this part (which is kind of why I got a bunch of little stuff too), but he was thrilled with it! The screen is huge and it has free traffic and map updates, which he was really excited about. He also said that he is going to test it out today when he drive up to Philly for the weekend, especially the traffic part!

So, all in all, we did quite well for each other in terms of gifts!  After we got done opening our presents, we headed into DC for dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill:

We had oysters, crab and artichoke dip, wine,  and some delish entrees! We were stuffed!  We made a quick stop to take a picture in front of one of the trees in the restaurant:

And it's a good thing we got a pic in front of a Christmas tree, since, when we went to leave, it was POURING outside. So, our plans to go see the National Xmas tree and baby trees was squashed. We decided we'll go once MG gets back from Philly, though.

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect night with a more perfect guy. I look back at the past year, and all that's happened and I am SO happy. I didn't think, back in May, or even this time last year, that I would ever find someone so amazing who I absolutely adore, and who loves me just as much as I love him. MG is the best thing that's happened to me and I'm SO thankful that we found each other.

Maybe I should write a letter to lol

Anyway, Ill stop being sappy and mushy, and wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and good times with family and friends. Make sure you tell everyone you love that you love them, and give them some extra hugs and kisses. It's the important things that make life living, not the material ones. I'll be at home today giving my mom and dad some extra hugs and kisses myself. I have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas!

Sending you, my bloggie friends, hugs and love!


  1. You guys look fabulous together! What fun and thoughtful Christmas gifts! Merry Christmas!

  2. I love those boots!!! Sounds like you guys had an awesome night! Glad to see you so happy :)

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww yay! Super super glad you had a great present exchange and dinner!


  4. Love this post!! I have a Terps one of those badge holders too :)

    And MVP teases all the time that he's waiting for us to get our own commercial, haha


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