Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas at the beach.

Now that our weekend-long birthday celebration is over, I figured it was time to recap Christmas! I think one of my resolutions this year should be to be more intentional with taking pictures of family and friends. I didn't take more than 60 pictures while we were in Florida...and 35 of those were of the puppy! Lame. 

I've mentioned before that Justin and I split the holidays each year between our families. Its always a bit bittersweet, because we'd love to be with both families every holiday, you know?
This year, we spent Christmas with Justin's family. Which isn't a bad deal...since his parents live in Florida! :)
In the last 4 years, there have probably only 4 or 5 times that all of us have been together. So having everyone together for Christmas this year was so much fun! And there was a puppy involved, which only made the trip better.

We got Justin's younger brother a sweet memory foam pillow for Christmas and Justin couldn't wait until Christmas morning to give it to him!

This was our first {and last!} time bringing both dogs...Jersey loved it!

Cooper! My MIL got a new puppy for Christmas...and he's absolutely adorable.

Since moving to FL a few years ago, the Rushs have a tradition of cooking out on the beach for Christmas dinner...

The one {blurry} picture we got of the kids! We're spread out across the country {Jersey, Florida, Indiana}, so we don't get to see each other nearly enough.

Christmas was so great this year {minus the 40hrs of driving}...and we're already planning for Thanksgiving next year!


Legally Lovely said...

So fun! I love the idea of a Christmasy beach dinner. I'm jealous! Also jealous of all the puppies you were surrounded by!

Emily grapes said...

40 hours..with dogs. I shudder..
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Emily said...

not gonna lie, i'm a little jealous you got to spend some time on the beach while i was freezing and in the snow! i love that last pic with the palm trees!!

Christina said...

I loved looking through these pics and hearing about your Christmas!! You look so happy :) And the pups are just SO cute!! One of my "resolutions" (even though I don't make those) is to take more "people pictures" this year too - my computer is full of decorating and project pictures! Yikes!

Ashleigh said...

Goodness that was a long drive. I love the beach dinner idea that is so neat & so different. Glad you all enjoyed it :0

My-cliffnotes said...

How fun! Cutest pups ever

Momma StJ said...

LOVE big family Christmases!! I wish we could have our families together too. It's too tricky to get to Quebec for Christmas with their boat loads of snow....maybe one year we will have 4x4!

Megan said...

Awwww, the beach for Christmas seems like so much fun! I bet that was a long drive, though!! Especially with puppies!!!