Next on the evening's agenda was dinner: Red Lobster. Yum. As usual, Brenan got shrimp scampi and I got shrimp alfredo and we shared a dessert.
Lastly, we began our new tradition tonight: each Christmas Eve we will open our new ornaments that we got for each other and we will hang them on our tree. Here are our ornaments:
This is from Brenan's family
This is Rachel's new ornament, Santa & a snowman
Walter's pug ornament :)
Brenan's ornament, snowman roasting a marshmallow
Here are our Christmas decorations for this year:
Our first little manger scene (top of box) we got last year, as well as the candles, and this year I bought the little snowman that says "Let it Snow"
This is our shelf that I put our three snowmen from last year on. To add some "bling" I added some of our ornaments. The shelf and box/frame sit next to each other on the wall, so it's pretty cute :)
Our stockings: Walter's (top), Brenan's (middle, with the "B"), and Rachel's (bottom). They completely don't match, but we each chose our stockings. Actually, I bought Walter's to match mine, and Brenan went rogue.
Longshot of our stockings and tree. You may notice that the bottom of the tree has no ornaments...a certain dog kept trying to eat them. You may also notice that the bottom right-hand area of the tree isn't lit up...the same certain dog ate the light bulbs, so I decided that instead of replacing them for him to keep eating, we'd just leave it alone and unlit for the rest of the year.