Saturday, December 31, 2011

What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

I've flown home from Mexico just in time to spend tonight ringing in the new year with my love and some great friends {and some bubbly, of course!!}. I'll pop back in tomorrow with pictures of my trip and some resolutions for 2012 that I've been pondering.

2011 has been quite a year. 2012 has big shoes to fill!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Today is the Day!

Today is the day we celebrate Christ's birth! Hallelujah Hallelujah!

I'm celebrating with JJ's sweet family in Memphis. I find myself wondering what my BFF's are doing today to celebrate.....
I hope that you are spending today with those who are special to you!! I feel blessed to have you in my life.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Two Things

1. Husband signed us up for a co-ed soccer league. Last night at 10:40 pm was our first game {we had neither met the team nor had a practice!}. We won, although I can take very little credit for that. I had forgotten {since the last time I played soccer was when I was 11} how much running is involved in this game!! I was told to wear a purple shirt but all I could find was my beer olympics shirt from my senior year of college. Naturally.
Me at the big event {and by big event I mean beer olympics, not the co-ed soccer game}

2. This is what my life looked like less than an hour after my holiday vacation started...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sister Crafts

In addition to sharing identical looks, mannerisms and sense of humor- my sister and I have shared many craft days this holiday season. The first was a weekend-long marathon of tree skirt making, movie watching, wine-slush drinking and chili eating. We even made our own fire -- without any help from any man!! It was so glorious that we have decided to make it an annual tradition.
We also made tons and tons of candy- per our usual Christmas tradition of eating more chocolate in one day than we do during the entire rest of the year.
We're practicing for TLC to contact us about staring in a reality show about sister candy makers. Watch out.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas 1.0: I fight crime and my husband is an astronaut

Last weekend was my Christmas weekend with my family {since now that I'm married I'm having to learn to share...}. I have been raised with a strong allegiance to traditions so even though we celebrated one week early, everything was exactly the same as years past....right down to the snacks! 

My family is very close-knit so it has been a fun adventure incorporating JJ into our traditions. 
This last picture has me giddy just thinking about the hour spent writing my parent's holiday card. My mother decided she was tired of the traditional blah blah blah so she just made stuff up. JJ is now an Astronaut. I fight crime. My sister works for the C.I.A. I am being 100% serious that is what is being mailed to 75 of their family and friends!!!

Oh yes, and this now lives at my house!!!
This weekend it's off to Memphis for Christmas 2.0

Union Station Feels Like Christmas

Since we moved to Kansas City immediately after Christmas last year, this is our first holiday season in this city. It has been fun decorating our apartment and attending holiday parties of new friends- but the place that has felt most like Christmas has been Union Station.

Today was the holiday party with my co-workers. The past year with them has been such a joy! They gave me a beautiful cast iron dutch oven so I'll be experimenting with all kinds of stews over the next few months!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cute Friend

I have this cute friend- we'll call her Rachel. She hosted a girls night a few weeks ago and when I showed up to her brand new house this is what I saw.
She threw a full-on three course dinner party for the couple of girls who came over to welcome her to her new house. Now that is CLASS!