|3rd married Christmas...go team!|
Speaking of lucky...we are in two senses: first, we don't have to travel on the holidays, and second, splitting time between families is a piece of cake. Or would it be two pieces if we are splitting time?
|We have so many lulu bags |
Jared's family generally prioritizes Christmas Eve, and mine loves Christmas Day (especially the morning), so we divide time accordingly and get to see both.
I really wanted to get a workout in on Christmas Eve morning.
|Tee - Nike, running skirt - lululemon, shoes - Nike|
|Pants - lululemon, |
hoodie - Mercer Island Crossfit
Christmas Eve afternoon was a super relaxed affair at Jared's mom's house. We went in our new workout gear for crepe-pancakes, football, and presents.
|Jared's brothers Jake and Sam|
After appreciating wrapping paper and laughing a lot, we got fancified for dinner and gift exchanges at Jared's grandparents' house.
|Me with Lauren, sister-in-law of the century|
I recently started following Sarah over at Coming Unstitched. She's got great taste and blogs for those of us who don't have a few grand to blow on clothes each month. Not only does she present cute, affordable pieces, but she offers ideas on how to get more mileage by mixing up your outfits. When she posted a Christmas outfit with adorable red shoes, I was hooked...and went out and bought some. Powerful marketing, there, people!
|SHOES - F21, flower - Claire's, |
lace top - Express, blazer - Target,
pearls - Goodwill, jeans - F21
Obviously I am using her New Year's Eve ideas to plan my fancy getup this weekend.
Dinner at the grandparents included heaps of yummy food, the name-draw gift exchange, a White Elephant exchange, and a visit from Santa. We didn't actually see him, but there was some ho ho ho-ing and jingling bells. Plus the cookies were gone. Sweet deal.
|Most of the cousins|
|Never have I heard 3 men discuss shoes like these boys debate Nike|
You tell me: Is your family far or near? Did YOU get a visit from Santa this year? Do you blame impulsive shoe purchases on well-meaning bloggers?