Sunday morning was our last morning in Pittsburgh with Tim and Ashley and we decided to celebrate our Christmas that morning. We all slept in and stayed in our pj's as we came down for a late breakfast and coffee and tea. Once we were all somewhat awake...we gathered our presents and cards to open them as we stayed warm with blankets in the living-room. Please note...no one took showers so we look a little "rough" to say the least...Tim looks like "Crammer" from friends...so funny :}
Also...note to self...please remove all "distractions" from the wonderful photo opps...like in this photo...i.e., the bright orange "level" in the background and the purse and stuff on the coffee table. It's just amazing what you do not see when you originally look through the camera lens...you tend to narrow your focus on the subject and forget the entire scene which the camera actually "brings" into focus for you once you load your prints.
Here, Ashley opens up her scarf and "mittens"...they are actually these great gloves that have the fingers exposed for completing tasks and then they have this neat little "mitten" that covers the fingers when you need the warmth...a little button holds the mitten flap back out of the way when you need to use your fingers...like when you need to answer your phone or use your keys, etc. Cool beans...I got Tim and Ashley each a set.
Another great shot...NOT...
Don't you just love it when they cover their faces with the "gift"...lol
It is a collage, in a shadow box frame, of Tim at NC State during his Senior Year and his Graduation. Here's a photo of the "T" monogram with it for his office walls...to go with his diploma that he had framed:
Next up is a photo of Ashley opening up their "Vera Bradley" gift box...
Previously, I had gotten Ashley the "cambridge" pattern and wanted to get them more bags that would coordinate with this pattern...so I got them a "large duffel", a "clear travel pouch", a small "jewelry case", a "zip ID Case" and a "tech case".
Of course we exchanged gifts...but I would not let anyone take my photo without having had a shower or make-up...ugh! So that's why you don't see any photos of Kevin and myself...but we had a wonderful morning of exchanging gifts and we spent the rest of the day watching movies and playing Kismet. It was such a relaxing day with "hot turkey sandwiches" and all the leftovers from our Thanksgiving Dinner.
Needless to say, I was very sad to say goodnight, because I didn't want the time with them to end. Tim had to go to work the next morning...so I got up to give him one last hug before he went off to work. Then Ashley drove us to the airport and we were back home here in Charlotte, Monday afternoon before dark. Can't wait to see my "babies" again...THANK YOU so much Tim and Ashley for such a great time in your new home...love you! Mom and Dad