We loved spending Christmas morning together.
Maybe next year we'll get the top part of the stockings completed...but at least we made the bottom part out of burlap in time!
Jacob was as giddy as he's ever been this morning.
And I enjoyed his creative wrapping jobs to disguise what an item really is. These two nail polishes taped together were quite hilarious!
We also are enjoying the tripod that clips to random objects. Maybe just maybe we'll have less awkward pics this year. (No one hold your breath...)
There was one particular present we are both very excited about. A couple months ago I found the most amazing Christmas date via Pinterest that I knew I wanted to duplicate for Jacob.
Shannon Brown is a genius who put together a year's worth of dates and gave her husband pre-paid giftcards with a date plan for each month of the year. Check out her original idea here.
My take was just a little different, I wanted to give a file box that we could store tickets, gift cards, etc. Sometimes we don't know where to put those tickets, etc., and this should help us year round. It's a little tough to find a somewhat masculine box- thank you Target for pulling through!
I put the dates in file folders arranged by month.
I bought some folders to put inside the hanging folders and labeled each.
And then there was the surprise as Jacob unwrapped each folder to see what we're going to do one day each month with gift cards, tickets, and an explanation of what we'd be doing each month.
We don't want to give them all away now, but we'll add them each month with a report of what we actually did, some pics, and how they went. BUT, here's a sneak peak at January and February!
We're excited for the gift that hopefully gives us a lot of fun all year round!
POST EDIT: If you'd like to see a list of dates we've done with this gift over the past several years, you can follow those posts HERE.