Christmas Recap + Haul (+Video!)

Hey ya'll! I hope everybody had a marvelous Christmas! Today I want to recap my Christmas. Everybody has their own different Christmas traditions and I love hearing about them, so today I decided to share mine!

Christmas eve is when we have our Christmas dinner with the whole family. I have a pretty large family (six kids!), so every year my siblings and I do a gift exchange between us, including my brother in law, and, this year, my sisters boyfriend too! This way we don't have to buy a gift for everyone (which could get expensive!) but we're sure everyone gets a gift. On Christmas Eve we open those gifts and then our parents always get us pajamas. Every Christmas eve we all get new pajamas and then we take family photos in them.

We were pretending to be American Eagle models... 

We also gave the gift that all of us kids got for my Mom and Dad... Twenty One Pilots tickets! My mom especially loves them and her reaction when we gave them to her was priceless.

Christmas morning, we get up around 7:30am and open presents! After that we cook breakfast (usually biscuits and gravy) and then we just be lazy the rest of the day and play  games and eat leftovers from the night before. This year we watched Star Wars episodes 4, 5, and 6. Not sure why we chose to do that (it's not very Chrismassy!!) but it was a ton of fun.

And this post is exciting also because.... I filmed my first video!! I've been wanting to do one for quite awhile now and I hope to do more! Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this and any suggestions for more videos to do, I would really appreciate it!

Let me know in the comments what you got for Christmas and what you gave!

xx, Ashley


  1. Haha, what a funny photo! ;)It sounds like you had a super Christmas! I'm looking forward to seeing how you wear those red shoes.
    My Christmas was really good too! We went to my aunt's house on Christmas eve, then came home and opened some gifts. On Christmas morning we did stockings and whatnot and spent the day with close friends. My big gift this year was the dulcimer, so I mostly got fun small things from my parents (lotion, tights, nail file, chocolate, ect.). The friends we spent Christmas with gave me a stand for my dulcimer, which was so generous!
    By the way, it was neat to hear your voice for the firs time! :)

  2. Haha, I love that you watched Star Wars on Christmas. Those movies are great. Have you seen episode 7 yet? I think I'm going to see it this weekend.
    It was fun watching your video. I laughed at the avocado jacket part. :) I can't wait to see how you style it.