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Our First (married) Christmas

Christmas Eve in Panama is the big celebration.
Everyone stays up until midnight, passes out kisses for everyone when the clock strikes twelve, and then opens their presents.   Then you go sleep until your hearts content.  
{dress was a jackpot find from F21}
Why yes, that is a REAL pig.  Pretty frightening if you ask me!  When in Panama though…
Christmas Eve is also very big on fireworks.  We sat on the balcony for a while enjoying the light show.
It is midnight!  Feliz Navidad!
After a few of these authentic tamales, we ventured to the miraflores locks down by the panama canal.
we ate an incredible early dinner.  We sat there for three hours watching the huge boats go by and the locks do their work.  
We toasted to our first married Christmas.
& Found it only fitting we were sipping wine by the panama canal.
I was worried I’d be a bit mopey on Christmas since we’re not spending it with our families.  And even though I missed them heaps I still adored our first and very untraditional Christmas.  It was one we won’t ever forget.
How was ya’lls CHRISTmas?  
I hope you had an amazing one! 

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23 Comments

  • Reply Megan

    Happy firt married Christmas…and many more to come!

    December 26, 2010 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Flora

    I thought Christmas without family this year would be rough too but it was actually really simple and sweet. Just the two of us.

    Happy New Year!

    Flora

    December 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    aww i'm sure you miss your family but i bet it was really special that you got to celebrate your first christmas together just the two of you! love your dress!

    December 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    this looks so special! what a great memory!

    December 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Marian

    Aw, sounds like an amazing first Christmas as newlyweds:) And I love that white dress you are wearing!!

    December 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    oh my gosh…….obsessed with that white dress!!!!!!!

    December 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Nicole Jeannette

    Cute pictures!! 🙂 I love tamales!

    December 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply grace

    what a special "first" christmas! looks like you guys are having fun starting your own traditions. enjoy the sun and heat!

    December 27, 2010 at 2:14 am
  • Reply JMay

    Aw yay! It was our 1st Christmas as husband & wife too 🙂 You look STUNNING in that dress girl!

    December 27, 2010 at 3:29 am
  • Reply Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle

    Loved looking at all of your pictures, and our F21 dress find is beautiful on you! My Christmas dress this year was from there too and also winter white! 🙂 Glad you had such a lovely time!

    Liesl 🙂

    December 27, 2010 at 5:26 am
  • Reply Cherry Blossoms

    Sounds like a very memorable first Christmas as a married couple! Wishing you a wonderful 2011!

    December 27, 2010 at 7:52 am
  • Reply nmaha

    Congratulations. Just found your blog and it's dreamy.
    Happy Holidays

    December 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Alexis Campbell

    I love your blog! You and your husband are adorable 🙂 Merry Christmas to you both!…(i can say that until New Year's right? hehe)

    http://anerdslist.blogspot.com/

    December 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    It looks like you had a fabulous first married Christmas! So untraditional but not less wonderful 🙂 xoxo

    December 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply {av}

    yay! It looks like you had the perfect first married Christmas! We had our own little version here in the States. Love all your photos–and that Forever21 find is so beautiful! xoxo {av}

    December 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Petchie

    Beautiful Pictures! and I really love your dress it is so cute! Looks like you had a great holiday!

    xoxo
    Petchie

    December 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply amber

    beautiful photos!! congrats on your first married christmas, looks like it was a success 🙂

    December 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply katherine rose

    hey lady!
    first- beautiful pictures as always!
    second- what color lipstick are you wearing- it is gorgeous
    third- i LOVE your dress. where did you get it?

    haha. so glad you had a lovely christmas. and i love your health tips- i couldn't agree with them more!

    let me know, if you get a chance- here. katherineann.rose@gmail.com or here. http://www.thatwhichwecalllife.blogspot.com!

    thanks- Katherine 🙂

    December 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Brenna

    Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas even if you were far from home!

    December 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    what a wonderful dress! Love the pictures, looked like a great time 🙂

    Check out my giveaway if you get a chance!
    xx
    Jessie
    http://87life.blogspot.com

    December 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    love love love!

    December 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Jillian

    what a great trip! love that dress. xoxo jcd

    December 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm
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