Christmas Loot 2012

Previous posts were just pictures from Christmas, which auto-posted from flickr (and I thought that was just super awesome), so I'll recap a little here before I brag about how spoiled I am. 😉

My sister had to work on Christmas Day this year unfortunately (she's a nurse), which sort of disrupted our normal Christmas Day routine. But so that we could celebrate with her family too we had breakfast in our jammies on Christmas Eve together and exchanged the gifts we had for each other. Steve (my brother-in-law) made this Krispy Kreme egg sandwich that was completely wrong and so very right at the same time. It was good times.

We parted ways and got fancied up for another break from our Christmas Eve traditions (sort of). We always have a fancy Christmas Eve dinner with my Dad's side of the family, but it's usually at my parents house and this year it was at my uncle's historic house in Baltimore City. My aunt was here from Wisconsin (it's been years since I've seen her) and my grandparents were home from Florida, too. We ate a fancy four course meal and shared lots of laughs. Overall, despite it's different location, it was one of the better Christmas Eve celebrations.

Christmas Morning Heath and I headed over to my parents early to open gifts as we normally do. When we were finished, we started getting Maw Maw & Paw Paw's country breakfast (the thing I long for all year long) ready for the rest of my Mom's side of the family to arrive. After lots of good eats and more presents we headed home to get ready to visit Heath's family. Gifts were shared and a Christmas dinner was consumed (as if I was in need of more food at all after two days worth of heavy eating) and we came home ready for jammies again.

I finally picked through my gifts the following day, completely incapable of focusing on any one thing for too long. Like sensory overload. I hadn't realized I'd gotten so much until I put it altogether for this picture. I am way too spoiled.

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Baking Stuff: Cupcake carrier, rolling pin, glass pie pan, pipping bags with decorative tips, dough kneader, rolling/cutting board, The Great Cookie Recipe book, an apron, and cupcake liners.

Photography Stuff: Lighting Set, Camera bag ("SAW it, shot it" <– catchy right, my initials!), Lens hood and assorted lens cleaning stuff, and mini tripod. 

Books: ance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter, Touched by Cyn Balog, For Darkness shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck, The Selection by Kiera Cass, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn, In Honor by Jessi Kirby, Germ by Robert Liparulo, Stephen King Leatherbound Classic (Not pictured), Jules Verne Leatherbound Classic (Not pictured), and an ESV Thinline Leather Bible.

DVD's: The Hunger Games and Big Bang Theory Season 1.

Misc. Other: Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Keyboard, 17 Old World Blown Glass Ornaments and case, Not of this World Hoodie and sticker, assorted lotions and body sprays, candles, a coin purse, a notepad, Bath & Body Works wallflowers, 30" Silver Chain, Owl Charm Necklace, 2 book lights, novelty lens mug, a bookmark, Big Bang Theory 2013 Wall Calendar, a snakeskin purse (not pictured), and a variety of gift cards. 

I don't know why I am spoiled like this, but I sure am grateful. 

So, what did you guys get for Christmas? How did you celebrate it

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EDIT: I also got THIS from my critique partner (), but it slipped my mind for this post because I had already made a post about it on tumblr. Cool, right? 😉

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4 Responses to "Christmas Loot 2012"

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  1. Anonymous

    December 30, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    yeah you got spoiled 😉

    But really there is nothing wrong about it. 😀
    I got a steampunk book and two Miyazaki movies from my husband. And let’s not forget your amazing cookie package (husband inhaled the peanut butter cookies) and the card, and the candle, and mini A’s headband.
    I’m glad you had a great time and plenty of memories.

    My in-laws have a history of “meh” Christmas gatherings so I don’t have anything great to report. :(

    On the bright side I’m doing ok and so are husband and mini A so I’m happy. Hopefully next year will be filled with toddler christmas mayhem. :)

    • SarahWhisted

      December 31, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Re: yeah you got spoiled 😉

      I’m glad to hear your husband got you some goodies since I know this year was a little rough. I’m also happy to hear my tiny gifts were appreciated. The peanut butter cookies were a first this year, but a hit all around. I’ll be sending a larger quantity next year. 😉

      It’s a shame that your local family isn’t big on Christmas celebrations, but maybe once you’re free you guys can create you own, new traditions!

      FYI – I know for a fact that your next Christmas will be double the fun just because of Mini A and her toddler mayhem. Gideon was so much more fun this year than last and I just know the coming years will continue to top each other because of him. :)

  2. edgyauthor

    January 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas! All your loot looks pretty fantastic, too–I’m sure you’ll be having heaps of fun with all that throughout 2013! 😉

    • SarahWhisted

      January 3, 2013 at 2:44 am

      Definitely a fantastic Christmas and I’m already enjoying the loot lots, though I am still experiencing a little sensory overload. Haha! :)

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