Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Recap

Christmas was amazing. It really is called the most wonderful time of the year for a reason. There are few things better than having time off of work to spend with family and eat delicious food and exchange presents and celebrate the birth of our Savior. And to quickly recap all of those things for you Rothenberger style, here's the low-down:

Family time - Now that Justin & I are our own little family of two, we made sure to spend some time celebrating by ourselves.  We spent Christmas Eve at home, making dinner and partaking in general holiday cheer. Then we packed our bags and headed to our parent's for the next few days. We're pretty fortunate that our parents only live a couple miles apart so we were able to see everyone.

Delicious food - My father-in-law's birthday is December 31st, so we decided to have a little birthday dinner celebration early. We had lobster, steak, and vanilla bean cheesecake. It was so much deliciousness that we felt like we were sinning. 

Presents - Although I enjoy reading other people's present recaps, they're just not my style. But you can expect to see some new house decorations on the blog soon :)

Savior's birth - We hung our stockings, wrapped presents, baked cookies, lit candles, decorated the tree, and decked the halls all to celebrate the birth of Jesus. And His life and death are the greatest gift of all.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  
 ~John 3:17, NIV

So how was your Christmas? I'd love to hear about it! Have a great rest of the year! I'll be back blogging in 2012. 


  1. So glad you and your family had a great Christmas! Have a great New Year!

  2. Happy to hear you guys had a wonderful Christmas! I did too...we got to spend it in our new home finally! :)

    Happy New Year!

  3. @Gabbi - That's awesome you were able to move into your new home! I can't wait to see everything with your furniture and such in place :)

  4. Your food sounds amazing. Is 10:15am too early to want some lobster?

  5. Sounds like you all had an awesome Christmas and the food sounds amazing! I especially like the sound of the vanilla bean cheesecake! You are so right we should never forget that the greatest gift of all is JESUS!!

  6. Glad you had a great Christmas! We did too! Happy New Year!

  7. Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday!!
    Happy New Year!!
    Best blogging wishes for 2012!!!

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy blogging for 2012!