Sunday, December 25, 2011

Every Day Should Be Christmas

Don't you wish it was Christmas every day? I do. And it's not just because of the presents. It's because everyone's lives calm down for 24 hours and life is more fun than usual. Restaurants and stores are closed, families are together, and people are excited about food and gifts. 

I love the feeling I get when I wake up Christmas morning and know I'll be getting to spend a lot of time with my entire family IN THE SAME ROOM. That doesn't happen often for us. My thankfulness for this day is at its peak. Today was perfect and I'm so glad it's not over yet. I still have a delicious meal of London broil to eat and tomorrow, mom, Webb, and I are going to Richmond. Can't wait.

But of course, since it's Christmas and I'm so excited about all my gifts, I thought I'd share some of my favorites.

1. AE-1 from my brother! He knew I needed a new film camera and he gave me one of his! I can't thank him enough. That was probably my favorite gift.
2. Kindle Fire. This little guy is awesome and I cannot wait to read books on it. That's all I have to say. 
3. My wallet!!! It's so colorful and now I'm organized! Finally!
4. Nice headphones! Dad had some free money to use at the AT&T store for turning in our old iPhones and we got some Altec headphones that are great! Listening to music is even more fun now.
5. My Jawbone wristband. This was also a free gift! Thank you AT&T. This is kind of creepy but this wristband calculates your steps, workouts, how you sleep, etc. It hooks up to your iPhone at the end of the day and then shows you the data. It's really neat!

So, those are my top five gifts. :) And I know Christmas isn't about presents. I think we forget what we really should be celebrating sometimes, but everyone admits that gifts are fun. They bring everyone together and give you a sense of gratefulness for the people who gave them to you. So here I say thank you to five people. First and foremost, Jesus. Second, my mom and dad. Third, my brothers. Thank you.

Now, what did you get for Christmas?! Do share!


  1. oh, how cool! I love those Coke bottles :)
    well, two of my favorite presents today were a diana mini camera and a lomography fisheye camera. they're super hipster and awesome :)
    merry christmas!

  2. Yes PLEASE! I would love to have Christmas every day of the year! I could even settle for once a month. ;) Christmas is just so...magical and full of joy, you know? Absolutely my absolute favorite time of the entire year. :)

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Love the photos...those Coke bottles are really cool!

    I had to laugh - our dog's name is Bentley too :)

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I've enjoyed looking around on your photography and I look forward to seeing more!