Merry Christmas!Monday, December 29, 2014
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Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had an ah-may-zing holiday….I know I did. We had my aunts, uncles, and cousins (from my mom’s side) over at our house for Christmas day. It’s been about seven or so years since we’ve hosted Christmas. Normally we will celebrate it at one of my aunts/uncles’ houses, but it was nice for a change of pace. We kept it simple for the food: ham, mashed potatoes, meatballs, rolls, and au gratin potatoes. And of course my aunt gave her signature plate of assorted cookies to every family….which you can bet I’ll devour at least half of them.
-Red and Black Lace Dress: Rue 21
-Black and Gold Necklace: Hallmark
-Gold Earrings: Lia Sophia
And as far as the presents from my parents go, I received mostly clothes and accessories. My parents have never been the kind of people to spoil us on expensive gifts, which can be disappointing at times when you see your friends all receiving new gadgets like the latest iphone, but I’ve learned to accept it. I am truly grateful for what I did get for Christmas. The black babydoll top is totally my style and will be worn a ton with dark jeans and booties. I’ve been secretly wanting a black and white open sweater similar to this one for the longest time but never mentioned it to anyone. So you can bet I was pretty pumped to open it on Christmas morning. It’s super warm and looks casual but chic at the same time. And at first I wasn’t sure about the mint sweater, but after trying it on, I realized how flattering it is.
BIG pearl studs were on my Christmas list, so I was ecstatic to open the necklace and earrings set. They’re going to be great when I want to wear more of a statement earring. And I was also really excited to receive Bath and Body Work’s Vanilla Bean Noel lotion, shower gel, and fragrance set. This truly has become my favorite scent. I always get compliments on it whenever I wear it. However, I am running dangerously low on it, so it was perfect timing to receive it! And of course my Christmas would not be complete without my parents throwing in some miscellaneous presents: fuzzy socks, pajama pants, hair elastics, a hair brush and candy.
Finally my grandparents gave me some cash which will be fun to splurge on some clothes. With that being said, I am TRULY grateful not only for the presents but all the opportunities and memories I’ve had this year. I feel as if this year has been different. The past years, I have woken up super early and headed straight to peek in my stocking and check out the presents underneath the tree. However this year, I didn’t even do that. I guess that’s a sign that I’m maturing and appreciating the true meaning of Christmas: family and the religious aspect. Happy Birthday to our Savior!