{The Father of mercies and God of all comfort}

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas 2013

We went to Ryan's extended family Christmas party to kick off the festivities.
I made gingerbread cookies with my good friend Amanda.
I made my pinterest party people refrigerator magnets out of cut tree branch pieces and I made my sil a tea towel with her favorite grandmother's handwriting. I think it's very Anthropologie-esque. My new favorite thing is printing on fabric!
We invited my family to our house for Christmas Eve and had a great time. We got some really awesome gifts and enjoyed our time with the family.
We went to Ryan's aunts' house on Christmas day for lunch and I got zero pictures. Then we went to Ryan's parents to open gifts there and spend the rest of the day with them. Again, no pictures, oops.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Picking our tree

Ryan and I chose to go to a Christmas tree farm again this year. We had such a good time getting the last one, our new house definitely needed a real tree for Christmas. This will probably be a long-lived Martinez family tradition. We went to the same farm as the first year. You go on little hayride into the farm and they drop you off at the back and you wander for hours choosing a tree. Not really hours, but like 1.5 hours :) We're kind of perfectionists, and we wanted the right tree.