Christmas-Round One ...

So Christmas started early this year. Friday to be exact. Eric gave me a present he said he couldn't hang onto any longer since we are experiencing record breaking torrential down pours lately–curiosity piqued! I got the L.L. Bean Maine Hunting boots I wanted!!! And I've been wearing them with pride the last few days. Let me tell you, it feels awesome being able to conquer huge puddles while other people "frogger it" from one side of the street to the other.

Yesterday was Eric's grandparents annual Christmas get together. It's something we look forward to every year because it is the quintessential setting of Christmas chaos with 40+ people. Kids running around, aunts in Christmas sweaters, maybe a drunkle or two, cousins, friends and boyfriends of cousins, two "first Christmas" babies and Eric's grandparents at the helm of all the fun conducting lunch, games (yes, everyone participates) and a dessert spread that could rival any bakery. Plus, each family gifts something to each other. This year we did bags of chocolate-drizzled nuts with sea salt. So good and so, so easy to make. It was fun packaging them too. I kept it simple with a gold ribbon, berry twists and tags written in gold metallic with our family name. I'm pretty sure they were a hit. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

17 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

Your boots are THE coolest!! I love them! and the nuts are such a great idea! They looks so pretty :)
Happy Monday!
xx

kendall k. said...

"frogger it" haha!! hmmm guilty :(

Anait said...

I've been lusting after those boots for some time now! And now drooling over that chocolate..

McKenzie said...

I love it when Christmas comes early -- the boots are perfect! At least you're conquering rain puddles rather than snow piles like we are here in Wisconsin... Happy holidays!

Some Style... said...

okey, got to get myself a chocolate fix now..haha! ;)

happy holidays!

did you entered my little Lanvin Giveaway already! ;)

http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-lanvin-h.html

xoxo

Brandi said...

That's so cute he couldn't wait any longer! Those boots rock. I understand why. Here's to a week of Christmas merriment!

naomi said...

delicious!!! such a cute idea.

finally hatachi

Julie-Inspired said...

I got my gift last night too...I guess our men can't wait, I think it's cute:) This chocolate looks so delicious.
I'm having a very funny giveaway today if you'd like to stop over!

Julie xo

julia wheeler said...

yay! glad you got your boots! sounds like a fun weekend and those treats sound amazing!

Dancing Branflake said...

How sweet! You have such an awesome husband!

bink and boo said...

I love the holidays and large family parties. Sounds like you had a great time!

La Feem said...

Yeah on the rain boots, go Eric! I've been living in mine and love them so, much better than jumping puddles!

This treat looks soooo yummy!!!!

TheBeautyFile said...

Yay for early Christmas presents! That's so exciting....take a picture of the boots and stepping right in a HUGE puddle, please!

I have a nut allergy so even looking at that photo gave me a hive, but if I didn't....omg.

rebecca said...

super jealous of the boots. :)

rikshaw design said...

yeah what an awesome gift!!

thais. said...

your new boots are awesome and your family party sounds like so much fun. what a blessing to have such big family reunions like this ;)

Suite Henry said...

I want!
So yummy

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