Holiday Break

January 3, 2013 · 24 comments

Obviously, I stepped away from my blog for the holidays. It was my first year not working the entire break, and gosh, did it feel good not doing anything work-related for an extended period of time.

A lot of friends, family, and puppy time coupled with some relaxation was good for me. It’s an understatement to say I needed it.

Is it a cliche to say the holiday break made me feel incredibly blessed? I don’t care. It’s the truth.

And to catch you up, I’m giving you a slew of images from my holidays.

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I posed the puppy cousins in front of the tree.

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For the first time ever, I made Christmas curls happen all by myself. I swear, practice makes perfect with this stuff.

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Although I fought a cold most of break, I tried to hide the evidence of my feeling like poop on Christmas Eve.

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I obviously did not get new Christmas socks. I like those old ones too much.

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I loved my niece time, as always.

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I GOT A PADDLE BOARD for Christmas! I’m so excited to put it to use in the waters of Virginia Beach. I’m tempted to throw on my wetsuit and take a risky ride now.

I also plan to coerce Chloe to ride with me. Maybe if I put lots of Greenies on the end of the board? My fellow doggy owners know what I’m talkin’ about.

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And I maaay have bought myself my first Christmas tree for 75% off on December 30th. Which we proceeded to decorate with a fire and Christmas music on December 30th.

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Hooray for extended Yuletide!

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…followed by our friends Christmas gift exchange and viewing parties of the Hobbit and Les Mis.

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And let’s not forget my friend KT’s 80s birthday party.

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That’s a Michael Jackson colorform.

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And the absolute funniest sounding party blowers I have ever heard (is that what you call them?! I don’t know. TWSS?).

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Wait. I got it. Noisemakers. Right?

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Obviously, I could not get over it.

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And then we celebrated the Bachelorism of my friend Jim by ringing in 2013.

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Gosh, it makes my holiday every time Lisa-Marie comes back in town from her year internship in Ohio. I’ve been missing that girl to pieces.

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Fun fact: that dress was $25 at some cheapie store in the mall. Who needs pricey designer duds?

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‘Twas a good start to the new year.

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I also participated in what is decidedly the best family portrait of 2012.

 

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