|Isabella (Izzy) the record player!|
|cutest gift ever!|
|our new stockings!|
|We went to Pioneer Square that night and there were over 20 trees with knitted sweaters!!!! AHHH LOVE|
|cookie snack on the tray Mallorie got us for Christmas!|
I got him book darts- they keep a line in your books marked without falling out or being bulky, plus they are cute and nerdy! I got a vintage brown and sharpe caliper for him which is a company that is out of business but he loves their stuff and old tools. They sell for $100's on the internet but I found someone on etsy who didn't know what they had and scored it for him! Plus I found someone else selling an old brown and sharpe dovetailed wood box to put it in. He promptly placed it on the bookcase in it's spot. Lastly I got him a stainless steel flask to put on our whiskey tray. He loves metal things and I keep putting pretty glass things on the tray so I got him something manly to add. I got it engraved to say "even after the star's burn out" which he said to me once and I've always remembered it (I'll love you even after the star's burn out) It made sense at the time and in the location, OK it's cheesy but I don't care!
So the Elrod's 1st Christmas is over but we can't wait to get home!
I actually cried, CRIED on the bus on the way home last week because I miss my family so much. Joshua is doing his best but he can't shop with me the way my sister's do, or make cookies the way my mom does and this time of year it is really hard to be away, I've never been away this time of year before. So I feel really blessed that I still get to go be with them on Christmas!
But thanks to all the Seattle people who are surrounding us and making it awesome while we're here!
Elrod's first Christmas Decorations: We have more than a tree which is big for us!!!
|Anthony showing off|
|Christmas cards from lots of amazing people & families|
|Christmas kiss chocolates!|
|yeah that's right- $1 store! I even got it to bud!|