Monday, January 7, 2013

Holiday Wrap-Up

So much snow!
I don't know about you, but I was having so much fun over the holidays that I sort of switched off my online everything! Internet being out at the house also had a bit to do with it. Anyway, Christmas and New Years were absolutely glorious and here's the picture recap to prove it. 

We spent Christmas Eve at our dear little church downtown, Christ Church Cathedral. Services are the highlight of my holiday and they are guaranteed to put you in a Victorian Christmas coziness coma. Afterwards we enjoyed our Christmas apples, an Episcopal tradition, and the pretty light on the circle. 

Christmas Day we spent with my family at my parent's home. We all stay over the night before and it's like a giant slumber party. Of course, being from a family of four girls, we can make a Saturday brunch feel like a slumber party. It's our default mode.
Bryan and I cooked Christmas dinner for the fam and Bryan brined his first turkey. More Tofurkey for me.
Christmas crowns and crackers are required.
We had planned to drive to Kansas to see Bryan's family on Boxing Day, but an Indiana blizzard and a bout of flu left us officially snowed in. Which meant a couple of unexpected lazy, snowy days at home:

And plenty of time to play with my childhood dollhouse, which I stole from my parents' attic:

Over New Year's, a few dear friends made the trek from Kentucky to stay with us for the weekend and we had a little party:

We dubbed this Betty Draper's Vodka Punch.
And we finished off the night by lighting bottle rockets, like grownups.

2012 has been a year full of the unexpected. Can't wait to see what's ahead in 2013!



  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! Happy New Year, Miss A.!

  2. Thanks Melissa - Happy New year to you too!