Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas with their loved ones. I had an amazing day, and to be honest, I wasn’t very conscientious about taking photos. I still wanted to share my Christmas day with you all for this month’s A Day in the Life project, but a lot of these photos are low-quality phone pictures. Oh well, right? Now without further ado, here’s Christmas in the life of a lady geek!

8 a.m.

Okay, I completely forgot to take pictures before we started opening presents, which I’m super bummed about. These are gifts left over for family that I was going to see later in the day, but you still get the idea of what 8 a.m. entailed!

9 a.m.

Done opening presents, cleaning up the wrapping paper trash and admiring all the lovely Christmas cards we received this month. I joined in on a Christmas card swap with the Geeks and Beauties Google+ group, which was a lot of fun! Definitely brightened up the house for Christmastime.

10 a.m.

Getting serenaded by my husband! There is absolutely no one else I want to spend all of my holidays with than this beautiful man. He makes every day better and I can only hope that I do the same for him<3

11 a.m.

We were dog-sitting this little lady again, and man, she has so much dang energy! It was pretty difficult getting her to stop being a wiggle-worm long enough to take this picture of her adorable Christmas bow!

12 p.m.

Oh, just playing with the Funkos that hubby surprised me with. We had agreed to NO PRESENTS and he broke the rules, but I totally forgive him. He bought me some of my favorite boys in Funko form, and they are just the cutest!

1 p.m.

Christmas jammies from my mother-in-law. She knows me well! Super adorable purple Star Wars pajamas, and they’re so so comfy. I didn’t get to see my mama until the day after Christmas, but she ended up getting me these really cute kitty pajamas. I love that both of my moms know what makes me happy!

2 p.m.

Enjoying one of my presents from my amazing mother-in-law. I’ve mentioned before that I suffer from anxiety and depression, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about adult coloring books. I love getting in touch with my carefree side (though I’m getting pretty intense about coloring inside the lines, haha). It really is a major stress-reliever.

3 p.m.

My dad and uncle came down to spend Christmas night with us, and my dad got us this incredible Doctor Who book! I’ve already spent a ton of time poring through it, and it definitely has me interested in watching Classic Who. Nice job, Dad!

4 p.m.

Crazy about these Christmas cookies. I swear, my husband and I want to get into shape…but that’ll have to wait until after the new year! We’ve signed up for gym memberships and everything, so hopefully spending money on our health will ensure that we actually, you know, get healthy.

5 p.m.

We all went down the street to Gary’s cousin’s house  and I couldn’t get enough of these guys! They thought I was going to drop them some cheese, but they obviously don’t know me very well.

6 p.m.

My favorite face. We’re waiting on dinner (which was so yummy!) and spending time with our family. My uncle actually came across the country to visit, and I’ve never gotten to spend a lot of time with him as an adult. It’s been so cool getting to know my dad’s big brother!

7 p.m.

Super grainy phone photo, but I just had to share it! We’ve eaten dinner, and now we’re all just enjoying each other’s company. Here I am trying to teach my dad about Snapchat=P

8 p.m.

Back home and drinking more beer, yay! I love the purple hue from my phone camera’s flash…too cool, right? My uncle and I were trying to get Gary and Dad to watch Claymore, but they weren’t really having any of it. We ended up switching over to the Hateful Eight (eer, or something else that wasn’t obtained illegally?) and I promptly passed out.

And that was my Christmas! Gary and I spent the day after Christmas in the High Desert visiting my mom and sister, which was so great. We made out with a lot of awesome goodies but that’s nothing compared to how much joy and love I’ve felt this past weekend.

I’ve said it before but I wanted to say again that I’m so thankful for all of you. You’ve all made me feel nothing but welcome and I love being a part of the female geeky blogging community! Now I can’t wait to catch up with all of you and check out your A Day in the Life posts. Thanks as always to Dina for being awesome and hosting this fun photo project!


  1. Danielle Knapp Reply

    Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas – I love adult coloring books!

  2. It looks like a wonderful Christmas! Don’t worry I did the exact same, completely forgot to take photos initially! Looks like you had a lot of fun!! I love it!

    • Thanks Dina, I did have a lot of fun! And man, I remember spending Christmas Eve thinking about taking photos, and I woke up and got excited about presents and completely forgot:P Oh well!

  3. Looks like an excellent Christmas, Ashlee! Glad it was a wonderful time…your new POPs are adorable! Love that Hook, and I don’t even watch OUAT haha. I got the HP coloring book for Christmas and it’s been fun having my own book to color with my daughter! 🙂 Have a lovely New Years!

  4. Seems like you had a great Christmas! I received a few adult coloring books as well (even got the HP one that I was super excited about), and they’re definitely great for relieving stress! Also, I loved all of the dog pictures-they’re all super cute! 🙂

    • Thanks Melissa! I had such a great day, and I’m definitely enjoying the coloring book so far! That HP one looks way cool, I think I’ll have to snatch it up soon:P

    • Pop! subscription box?!! I’ll definitely have to check that out! They’re pretty much my new obsession. Luckily for my husband, they aren’t too expensive haha!

  5. OMG!! Hook! xDDDD I love your pictures, but Funko Hook has hooked me, and now I am just thinking about Killian again! Oh well! I’m happily doomed :p

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