Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Butlers' Christmas Favorites

First off, Happy New Year's Eve. I can't believe another year has flown by. Last year, we were in the hospital recovering from birth and spending time with our little ladies. We rang in the new year down in the NICU with other parents and nurses and toasted with sparkling cider. It isn't much different from what we will be doing this year, except we won't be in a hospital (thank goodness) and we will have sparkling wine/champagne instead.

We had a very special and memorable Christmas. It was filled with so much love. I am so thankful for how much family time we had with our girls. And we get even more family time this weekend with the girls first birthday party. So blessed.

Even though I don't want to focus on the gifts we received for Christmas, I did want to share what we received. As a gift guide for birthdays and special occasions in the future.

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We will start off with our little ladies (the stars of the weekend!):
First Christmas/Birthday Gifts

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The girls are really love their learning toys. They wanted us to open them right away so they could play with them. They wouldn't open another gift (or try) until we opened them. We can't wait to put together their new kitchen (that everyone raves about) and take them on walks in their wagon. The girls opened most of their gifts in their wagon on Christmas morning. They LOVED it.

Rory's Favorite Gifts:
Mens Christmas Favorites

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Rory really wanted a new robe because we was "over" our Pottery Barn ones we got as a wedding gift. He picked it out and loved it. If you haven't tried the Mint Kit Kats, don't. They are heaven and you will want to eat them ALL. He also needed some new shirts and sweaters and he loves Eddie Bauer.

Danielle's Christmas Favorites:
Women's Christmas Favorites

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I am loving my Twin Mama shirt (been wanting it forever) and I can't wait to wear it to the girls birthday party this weekend. The boots are waiting to be broken out, but the ice has hindered it. I want to wear these babies. The jewelry has been worn everyday since Christmas (even if the necklace doesn't match. I am ok with it.). And I am loving tea right now, so this is perfect for on the go and at work.
And the best joint gift we got was:

We opened these on Christmas Eve (it was our joint gift from my in-laws) and washed them early on Christmas so we could start using them right away. Heaven. No more getting into cold sheets. I never want to get out of bed. And apparently neither does Sutton because she has opted to sleep in our bed the last two night. Little stinker. Get these. You won't regret it.


  1. Those sheets look so comfy cozy!

    1. The best. I never want to take them off. I was hoping they had a soft pair like it for the summer. Amazing I tell you.