We Broke Tradition...

Dec 17, 2013

So I was going to do some kind of Christmas wish list/ gift guide for the ladies…but I felt that was a no go after the husband and I broke the gift giving tradition that is Christmas morning. Just call us tradition breakers…

I am fully blaming this on Chris, 110% throwing him under the bus. You see my husband is many a great things but a secret keeper he is not! As in he has the guiltiest conscience ever and he wears it on his face as soon as something happens. This time was no different, he said he was going to go to the gym and would be back later. But then he calls oh about 35 minutes later saying he is on his way home, wait…what happened to the gym? He walked in smiling from ear to ear and said "so I got your christmas gift". I was hysterically laughing, who does that? Just my husband. Then he says "and I am probably not going to be able to wait to give it to you". Well there goes Christmas…

Since I am being all truthful right now this is not the first time we have opened gifts before Christmas. Many moons ago before we procreated we were living in Arizona and it was our first Christmas together as a married couple. It was about 2 or 3 days before Christmas and we were sitting on the couch staring at the tree when we both looked at each other and agreed we should just open the presents now! haha!! And we did, it was about 6:00 pm on a random day and we just ruined Christmas morning for ourselves.

So take it back to present day and Chris said "go get the kids ready lets go out…lets take your car…I'll drive" when he goes into the role of dictator something is up. I did all that and as I open the car door there is a bag on the seat, not wrapped, just the plastic store bag, and my husband giggling like a 13 year old girl peaking behind the garage door. Inside was……
 I was super excited and I had no idea that he even knew I wanted a new camera. I like to take pictures obviously, but I am in no way shape or form good at it. So this is a good beginner camera for me to learn a few things and capture some good moments of my family! Don't worry the husband was not left empty handed, he got a new 3D tv. So we will not be exchanging gifts on Christmas, but I happen to think that when you have kids, Christmas is for them. So we will be putting all of our creative energy into making it special for the munchkins.

But there are so many great gift guides out there that I am loving like this one by Natalie, this one by James, and this one by Christine. So many great gift ideas for someone….ooooor maybe yourself :) 


  1. Tradition shmadition! Yay new camera!! Such fun.

  2. My husband can never wait either. He gave me like 4 presents before Thanksgiving and then now he's all like "I have to get more presents because I couldn't wait!" Like it's my fault. :p

  3. So exciting! My husband and I are so bad with presents too. We can never wait until it's time haha

  4. Awesome! Congrats! We exchanged our gifts early too ;)

    1. Thanks!! I am glad we aren't the only people celebrating early.

  5. That is a great gift! We always open gifts before Christmas they can never seem to wait. :)

  6. Hahaha you had me laughing reading about him giggling as you opened the car door lol! You guys are too cute! What part of Arizona did you live in? Well you guys got some super cool gifts for each other, my husband would be very jealous of the 3D tv I think. He's obsessed with tv's, ugh lol. Can't wait to see all the pics you're gonna take with your new camera! :D



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