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Where Did Christmas Go?

Another Christmas come and gone, leaving behind nothing but a little fake tree with no presents underneath. Well that and my porch lights cause let's be honest, it'll be weeks before I actually take those things down. Last year's lights only came down in July because I was moving.

This year was quite a bit different than other years.

There wasn't a trip to Lights at the Zoo. I completely forgot to send out Christmas cards. Due to foot surgery + bad weather, my grandmother stayed home on Christmas Eve so there was no Christmas Eve service at the church I grew up in and no Christmas party to attend afterwards. I didn't even take a whole week off of work! I ended up only taking Christmas Eve. And with Patrick's family in London this year, I missed out on my Christmas afternoon fun with them.

So different. Hopefully, I can get back to my normal Christmas next year.

Don't get me wrong, this year was still pretty great even if it was a lot different than normal.

We made sugar cookies...

My brother skateboarded {?}

We went to Christmas Eve service. The rule is... if there are at least four of us, there's going to be a picture. Did I make that rule up Wednesday night at church? You bet I did.

We got a good family picture! Just disregard the cement block wall in the background because our church is under some construction.

My favorite person in California was home for the holidays!

Christmas morning started off with a picture on the stairs and lots of presents to open.

These two want to start charging me for each time they appear on my blog. Wishful thinking guys, wishful thinking.

Santa & I are going to have a little chat before next year about spelling my name correctly.

Wait, is that two awesome family pictures in less than 24 hours? I'm not sure that's ever happened.

Christmas was over before I even had time to get too excited about it.

& tonight, it's Clemson's final game of the season! It also snuck up on me like Christmas did this year. Here's to a fun night of tacos, football, and win #10 for Clemson!


PS - how about the Seahawks and Panthers? Both back in the playoffs for the 2nd year in the row... although nobody is quite sure how the Panthers pulled that one off {and a home playoff game} with a losing record this year.


  1. loving your cute hair!! hope you had a great christmas :)

  2. Isn't it weird when traditions aren't there?! Looks like you got a relax and enjoy your family tho!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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