I thought I'd take a hot minute to update y'all on my Christmas, which just so happened to be the best ever!
On Christmas Eve Eve Bryce and I gave his black lab Honcho his Christmas present: a new Orvis dog bed!
doesn't he look happy?
Hashbrown Quiches: Paula Deen is a GENIUS!
We snapped a few pictures before heading to my Aunt's house for brunch.
Santa brought both my mom and me faux fur vests for Christmas--who knew he had such great fashion sense!
Cousins: CAE, CME, CJE (the Three C's), and ABE (me)
I am the OLDEST and the SHORTEST!
I love this picture of my Grandma and me!
THE, ABE, MWE
I had so much fun putting this festive Christmassy outfit together!
At my Aunt's came more pictures and lots of good food (cheesy potato casserole, sausage and egg casserole, butternut squash casserole, quiches, and lots of sweets and treats)...
Aunt M, me, Godmother, Mommy
With Grandma Jac Jac!
Grandma Jac Jac with her two grand-daughters
My other cousin in this picture I refer to as my "sister-cousin"--growing up we were both only children and did lots together and I thus named us sister-cousins at a young age and it stuck. She's an incredible artist...I'll have to post about her sometime!
After brunch we spent the afternoon relaxing and letting our full bellies digest and then headed over to my mom's best friend's (who is a second mother to me) for her annual open house. It's always a casual celebration with lots of good food and people I love. We always change into comfier clothes, but I had to include the faux fur vest into my night outfit!
What do ya think? I love the fur paired with the stripes!
In addition to my vest, I got some other very special presents--I'll highlight a few!
Monogrammed Pink & Green Pashmina from Bryce's mom and stepdad
Willow Tree "Sign for Love" figurine from Aunt Fou-Fou (aka Second Mom mentioned above)
Moon and Lola Monogrammed Necklace from Bryce
Another particularly sentimental present was from my grandmother. She makes us handmade Christmas ornaments this year and has tons that she and her mother made together. Yesterday, my cousins and I spent the morning choosing ornaments from her own collection--I will have to post about these sometime, because they are so gorgeous!
The last few days since Christmas I've just been taking it easy. I treated myself to a pedicure yesterday and have been doing a lot of reading. Bryce has been hunting in Accomack County on the Eastern Shore and will be home today! Tomorrow we will head to the country for New Year's Eve celebrations!
I got this letter in the mail from Bryce on Wednesday that he sent from Accomack--I just love the dogwood flower he drew on the seal!
How was your Christmas? Any fun New Year's plans?