Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Recap & Photo Dump

We're finally back home from the Christmas family fun. These last few days of the year after Christmas are always a let down to me. 
The house is always so cheerful from all the pretty Christmas decor, and once I take it down, it seems like there's something missing. 
We went to starbucks this morning, and I got a plain white cup. How boring! I still want to drink out of a pretty red holiday cup! 
We've had so much time visiting with friends and family, and now Rodney and I don't know what to do with all this free time just sitting around. 
We've eaten such delicious food all week, and now we're stuck with my plain ole cooking. 
Does anyone else have these thoughts? Oh well...something to look forward to come next Christmas! :)

I got a ton of clothes, shoes, jewelry etc. I'm really excited to try out the shellac at home manicure set I got. Also, we got a Nikon DSLR camera. I'm kinda scared to use it because I'm still pretty intimidated at this point. But...something to look forward to on the blog is fewer grainy iphone pics!

I'm always so happy when spending time with family, and everyone knows I'm always happy when my belly is full. Those two together made for a very happy Christmas for our little family!


put a bow on it [kaitllyn] said...

I hate taking down decorations, too! I immediately want to decorate for the next holiday. Here it's Mardi Gras, which is fun, but it's not a family time like Christmas. I miss all of the family time SO much after Christmas.

You are going to LOVE your new DSLR! I am obsessed with mine, but I do need to figure out how to use it off the auto setting. Hopefully I'll find some time in 2013!

Sarah Kil said...

AW, Rachel it looks like you had a really great Xmas :D
How boring to get a white cup from Starbucks! Hate when they run out!
Time for you to play with your camera! Don't be scared! :D Work it girl!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas!:) I definitely get the blues after the holidays are over and all the hype is gone! It just goes so fast! Hope you have a great weekend.

Lauren said...

Agreed! We are taking Christmas decor down tomorrow and I'll be sad. But, my bday is soon and that's always exciting!

So glad you had a great Christmas! :)

Mariel Collins said...

You all ad such a great Christmas! I too got the blues while thinking about taking down our tree which is why we opted not we will be those people with Christmas decorations till Feb (lol) In all seriousness it'll be down after New Years but i can't say i'll be happy about it! Cant wait to read more from you:)

Laura Boswell said...

I don't mind taking down the decorations so much but wish the lights could stay up!! Great pictures. It looks like y'all had a wonderful time!!

Laurie said...

I just took our tree down earlier today, the room seems so dull and empty now. :)

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Mason said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from the hop :) I'm loving your blog so far! Your pictures from Christmas are adorable. And listen...those pesky white Starbucks cups are the ultimate Christmas buzzkill. So sad. I wish those cheery holiday cups would stay around all the time to keep the Christmas spirit going. That would be logical, right? Ehh, maybe not. Anyway, I digress. I am so excited to follow along and get to know you! Happy happy new year to you and your family :)

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Jodi said...

Oh please do a review on the at home gel manicure kits! I would love to know how they work.