Saturday, December 31, 2011

Whoa. Christmas.

So, I pretty much let this Christmas vacation swallow me whole. I have loved every. minute. of. it. I have not had an honest to goodness winter break in YEARS. Last year I had some crazy school work hanging over my head and was never able to fully relax, before that I was a regular working person and regular working people actually have to work. So I tried very hard to make up for it this year; I have slept till 9 every day, seen almost every movie in the theater, spent a ton of time with my family, and I even got to see one of my very best friends who lives about 40 minutes away 3 times (if I am lucky, I usually get to see her once a month)!

I have hardly done anything productive at all and I am THRILLED with that fact. I have my very last semester of grad school coming up and I am going to be more than plenty productive for the next 4 months. If you haven't noticed, one of the things I haven't done much is blog. So, I will give you a quick photo update of Christmas and then get back to the regularly scheduled programming. I hope that you all had a great Christmas and that you are busy setting goals and planning parties for the New Year!

Traditional Christmas breakfast at our house. I don't know how it started, but oreos and hot chocolate are seriously all we eat Christmas morning. 

Is that sushi for Christmas dinner?  Yup. This one isn't so traditional. We decided that after Thanksgiving we were ready for something besides turkey and potatoes. 

I tried to get my family to do a band photo (you know, every band just stares at the camera in an effort to look infinitely cool). I love all of these people SO MUCH!

This is my stocking. I have had it since I can remember. It is always bitter-sweet seeing it as a grown up.

This is my favorite gift that I gave. My niece loves Justin Bieber. I love to feed  that love.  That is what a good auntie does. We are trying to make Bieber faces in this picture.  You can be jealous if you want to. 

This is my favorite gift that I got.  It gets dark early here and now I can run without getting hit by cars! YAY!  I got several great running gifts and it made me feel super legit to know that my family has caught on that this something that I love. :) 

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! 


  1. Look at you having a running blog...and being months away from graduating. SO exciting!