A Christmas Bingo Game

Happy Monday, everyone!! Smile

How was everyone’s Christmas weekend??

Ours was great … filled with family, lots of laughs, and plenty of good eats!


I plan to share our Christmas eats later this week, so let’s focus on the family aspect of Christmas today, shall we?

Because as much as I love food, I still know that family is what’s truly important … especially around the holidays! Red heart

We spent our Christmas Eve at Brandon’s parents’ house.


Their tree is just a little bigger than ours. Winking smile


Have I mentioned that my MIL is Martha Stewart’s long-lost twin?  Check out that gorgeous table!

We were also blessed to have Brandon’s brother and his family with us on Christmas Eve.


How cute are they??

When we all first arrived, there was still some work to be done in the kitchen.


So, of course, we utilized our free child-labor. Winking smile

While Mary-Allison was working up a sweat in the kitchen, Mia and I sampled some of the M&M cookies that I had brought.


And FYI, they were definitely kid-approved! Thumbs up

After an amazing dinner, we took part in a new family tradition!


Christmas Bingo! Thumbs upThumbs up


Mary-Allison and Mia were quite the Bingo callers.


But I think something fishy was going on, because Mary-Allison was the run-away winner


Hmm … I smell a con … Shifty

We had all brought small gifts that were used as prizes for the Bingo winners.

Christi was just a little excited about her gift.


As you can see, her husband was equally thrilled. Winking smile


After Bingo, it was time to open gifts!


We were supposed to be scaling down this year … evidently someone missed the memo!


I think Mia believes she actually is Rapunzel. Red heart

I got a lot of fun gifts, but one of my favorite gifts came from the girls.


How cute are those ornaments??


That gift is pretty cute, too. Winking smile

By the end of the night, everyone was pretty pooped.


And Brandon was starting to protest my constant picture-taking.


But because he loves me, he eventually cooperated. Winking smile


We got home around 10:30 and crashed soon after.

On Christmas morning, we headed to church (to celebrate the real reason for the season!!).

When we got home, I was surprised to find these in my stocking:


I had mentioned these books to Brandon a few days ago, because I wanted some reading material for an upcoming trip we’re taking (details to follow later).  But I wasn’t expecting him to buy them for me, since we weren’t exchanging gifts this year. 

He never ceases to amaze me! Red heart


Question for ya …

What did you do for Christmas this year?

Get any fun gifts??

Any fun family traditions?

I think Bingo is going to be a yearly event from now on … it was so fun!

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20 Responses to A Christmas Bingo Game

  1. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    what a fun time with family! it looked like a great Christmas! you and Brandon are so cute together. i just did a recap of our Christmas for this morning’s post! it was a great weekend! :)
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  2. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Haha aw! I love the Edward Cullen poster, and especially love the husband’s reaction! I can’t lie, I’d probably be just as excited about a very similar poster in my life ;)

    And YEYY for getting the Hunger Games!!

    It looks like you had a fantastic holiday, Kristen!
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  3. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Aw it sounds like you had a fantastic holiday!!! Gotta love a good Bingo game :) . You and Brandon are seriously so cute together, and that is so awesome of him to get you those books for your trip!! Which, btw, I’m very jealous of your vacay haha. Hope you’re having a great day! Love u!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Lindsay! I’m glad you had a nice Christmas with your family, too! And you and Chris are a gorgeous couple. Maybe one day I’ll get to meet him, too!! :) Love ya and have a great night!!

  4. Cait the Arty Runnerchick

    it looks like u had a wonderful christmas!! my gosh, u all look so beautiful and u’re not kidding about the martha steward twin in the family…lol.

    my sister would die if she got that poster of ed!!

    PS- m&m cookies hold a very special place in my heart ;)

    • notsodomesticated

      M&M cookies are pretty special to me, too!! :)

  5. Janelle

    I love family traditions! And bingo seems extra fun. That pic of Brandon ‘protesting’ a picture is too funny. I don’t think guys like taking pics in general!
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    • notsodomesticated

      It’s funny because he does like having the picture memories, but he doesn’t like taking the actual pictures!

  6. Shannon (Healthiful Balance)

    Looks like you had a very nice Christmas! :) I love your outfit!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you very much, Shannon!

  7. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Hhahaha I love the Edward Cullen poster! Me want :)
    Looks like you had such a lovely time… your pictures are wonderful
    And isn’t there something just so perfect about M&M cookies? Yum
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Tessa! Yes, M&M cookies make me feel all warm inside … like I’m 10 years old again!

  8. Baking Serendipity

    We always play games with silly prizes on Christmas Eve too :) Your holiday sounds like such fun! And The Hunger Games series is an awesome gift…I loved it!
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  9. SkinnyRunner

    i need to get a poster like that for my twilight loving sister in law. so then i can really make fun of her!

    • notsodomesticated

      Oh I know, isn’t it ridiculous?? I actually “won” it in a “White Elephant” exchange at work. And I knew instantly that it would be re-gifted to my Twilight-loving SIL! ;)

  10. Sarah

    I loved the Hunger Games series, I read all three of them over Thanksgiving weekend last year. Christmas was really quiet this year as my husband’s parents were out of town, so we went to a white elephant exchange on Saturday night and played card games at home on Sunday. We’re going to have Christmas with my husband’s parents and our niece next weekend, looking forward to that!
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    • notsodomesticated

      We had a pretty quiet Christmas Day … it was just me and my husband. It was kinda nice that way! ;)

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  12. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    What a fun Christmas! I love your outfit. It looks like y’all had a great time with family! I read all three books from The Hunger Games over the past week – I think you will love them!!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Girl, I have already read the first book and a half … I’m halfway through the second one. They are soooo good!!

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