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Christmas in our neck of the woods


Christmas ‘round here was so sweet and simple. We woke up on Christmas Eve day to lots and lots of snow! We braved the crowds for a quick trip to Costco and a dinner out on the town. Later that evening we snuggled on the bouncy air mattress while we read the Christmas story from the scriptures (which Elle talked/screamed through the entire time, apparently she wanted to tell it!), opened our stockings and pajamas, and attempted to watch Netflix. We fell asleep before we could even get it to work.

E woke us up at bright and early (ok, ok it was 8, not that early) and boy was she entertained by the wrapping paper! B and I like to disguise our gifts for each other so we can’t tell what it is. One of my gifts contained a bunch of weights (nice one B) and his was stuffed with books to make it heavier. I forgot that I put in my “What to Expect when Expecting” book that also had some ultrasound photos in there from E, so when he opened up his gift, the photos came spilling out. The utter and complete shock on his face was priceless. Couldn’t have been better even if I had planned it! He was sure relieved when he found out that wasn’t his actual gift!

We skyped and called our families, B and E had a little afternoon nap, and we chilled in our pj’s. Later we indulged in a delicious dinner and played games with some of my extended family. We are so grateful for this time of year to celebrate the birth of our Savior and spend time with those we love!

Alexa Zurcher




  • Unknown

    You guys are too dang cute! I love all your pictures 🙂

  • Hannah

    oh these awesome chin bites…
    but (though) it seems like a great christmas eve!! 😉

  • Amy

    Sounds like the perfect Christmas!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!! Drive safe, loves to all xoxoxoxoxo

  • Yo

    I have to comment on here, finally. I've been reading your blog for some time. Our situations are different but we both had babies and a day apart. I love reading your experiences and in some of your pictures it reminds me of my baby girl. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you and your family.

  • Sierra @ Sierra's View

    Looks like such a great first Christmas with your adorable baby.
    Hope all is continuing to go, well!
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

  • sam&charlie

    hahahaaa!!! oh my gosh i laughed out loud at your accidental pregnancy book story! lol poor guy probably had a million in one thoughts going on for a second there. 🙂

  • P

    such cute family photos! what a cute first christmas with little Ellie 🙂 And i love the what happened to with the ultrasound pictures!! oh my goodness, priceless. merry christmas to you and ellie and brian!

  • Unknown

    Oh my goodness these pictures! So cute! I am melting. And i'm your newest follower. YAY!!!!! Thanks for finding me 🙂

  • Cindy Sharkey

    Ellie is growing into such a beauty. Love and Happy New Year

  • Lindsay Nicole

    Love Love Love these pictures and the fact that you put the mattress by the tree. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!


  • Eryka Clark

    SO precious!!!

  • Hanna

    oh my gosh!!! Your baby girl is absolutely gorgeous! congratulations!!!!! Merry chirstmas and happy holidays. I stumbles across your blog and had to come leave a comment and let you know I am a new follower:) Love your blog! too cute!!! I'm Hanna and I blog over at

    xoxxoo Hanna

  • Unknown

    your baby girl is beautiful!! seriously!!

  • Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl

    These pics are too cute! I love your hat and the idea of having the bed by the tree!

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