Today was a beautiful rainy day in Los Angeles. It rained all day long and we loved every minute of it. We spent the morning sleeping in, reading, cleaning up and listening to Christmas Music. It was perfect. Then we skyped with my parents for a while to say hi.
We sipped on some morning coffee and admired the presents under the tree.
Then we both looked at each other and decided this lazy rainy day was the perfect time to open all of our presents to each other!!! We won’t be together on Christmas Day this year, so it was special to be able to open our gifts together.
And so we did!! First up was our stockings!
Lots of goodies inside!
Irving loved his FIFA 2011 Soccer download!!!
And what better for a rainy day? SWEET!!! New Wiper Blades!!
(Haven’t changed them in six years, it’s about time, right?!)
Irving’s Stocking treasures!
And mine!! (He knows me well!)
Then it was time for the big presents!
One of the first gifts was this laptop pad! It’s AWESOME!
Perfect for Blogging!!!! And it has SPEAKERS!
A few years back we started a tradition of making our gift giving fun and exciting. We pick cards around Thanksgiving that each have an adjective on it (ie: Something Green, Batteries Not Included, For a Roadtrip, etc). We picked our cards back in November this time. We keep them a secret until we open up the presents, and it makes it more fun!
First up…BEGINS WITH AN R…I got a Foam Roller!!!!!!
(This is an amazing invention for anyone with tight muscles!)
Irving was excited to open this one! SOMETHING WOODEN!
A BBQ brush for the grill!!
I also got Irving…
NOISE (A new alarm clock for the bedroom)!
CHORE or TASK (Running Clothes… what? Running is a chore sometimes!)
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED (Golf Club covers for traveling)
NOT ENOUGH (Because Irving will eat this entire box of Shortbread Cookies on his own and declare that was still NOT ENOUGH!)
And I was the very lucky recipient of these gifts!!
FROM YOUR BIRTHYEAR
At first I was very confused by this. Was Pass the Pigs invented in 1983? Did people play the game in the 80s or something? No. It’s even BETTER than that! 1983 was the Year of the PIG!!!! Brilliant! Just brilliant!!!!
HUH? There’s a lot of ways this one can be interpreted! The backstory is that I put “Blog Business Cards” on my Christmas List. So he gave me this!
HAHAHAHA And in order to get the note out, I had to solve this puzzle maze! and then it unlocked.
hahaha It was hard!!
But I’m pretty excited about the business cards… because my next one was REGIONAL…
CHECK IT OUT!!
My husband booked a hotel and bought my registration for BlogHer 11, which is in San Diego this year!!! This is a huge conference for bloggers and I’m SO excited to be a part of it!!! I hope to learn a lot and meet lots of other bloggers there! I’m SOOO excited!!!!!
BEST HUSBAND EVER!!!!
It was a very Merry Los Angeles Christmas today!! Thank you babe! ❤