Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Comes But Once A Year

Or three times a year, if you're part of our family.

We celebrated Christmas at our house on the 23rd. Then we made a quick little drive (that should have taken 3 hours, but took 4 1/2 because of an insane stop at Walmart to pick up the ingredients for s'mores) to Alabama. I mean, because you can't go the backwoods of Alabama when it's going to be cold without planning to make s'mores to go with your fire. But really, who in their right mind ventures into Walmart on Christmas Eve?? Apparently, everyone in the city of Selma.

That evening was filled with pizza making, Christmas candy eating and present opening… because that's how my husband's family does Christmas. One of the fun things about getting married (I mean, really, there are a lot) is that you get to experience the traditions of your spouse.  Today, has been incredibly laid back day. All of the gifts were opened last night, so today has been made up of playing board games, skipping rocks on the lake, and simply spending time together as a family.  A little while later, we'll all gather into the kitchen to make egg rolls because that's what his family eats on Christmas day.

So, that explains why I'm blogging on Christmas day. A day that should be jam packed full of family stuff. Well, it's quiet and relaxed and . . . I have time for this. So here I am.

But that only takes us to Christmas Number Two. In a few days, we'll venture over to the land of gumbo, crawfish and beignets. That's right. Our third Christmas takes place in New Orleans with my family.  I'm looking forward to walking through Christmas in the Oaks and going for beignets at Cafe du Monde. I think that is one of my favorite family Christmas traditions.

Okay, now on to a little Christmas fashion.

Here's what I wore on our first Christmas and second Christmas (with the addition of a snug puffy vest), and what I'll probably wear on our third Christmas too. =)

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T-shirt & Red Jeans: Old Navy Maternity
Booties: JCPenney
Necklaces: Target & Maurices
Red fingernails: Opi

17 Weeks

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I hope you all are enjoying your family today, whether you're kicking back and relaxing or running around from house to house.  Speaking of which, what do you do on Christmas?

I'm linking up today with The Pleated Poppy, I Feel Pretty, Mix & Match Fashion and Three-fer Thursday with Perfectly Coutured and Everyday Fashion and Finance.


Kashaya said...

Nice look, I love red pants.

Bethie The Boo said...

You are looking so cute! I think those early bump days were my favorite when I was still pregnant! And you just can't go wrong with red jeans - so festive and fun!

oomph. said...

it is usually pretty relaxed for us on Christmas. it's morning madness opening presents, then we're just waiting around for the rest of the family to come for lunch...
have a great new years!

Imogen said...

Stripes with red is always a favourtie combination.

Bethany C said...

Stripes with red is always a great combo! You look so cute and tiny :)
Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday! We wish you a Happy New Year!

xo Bethany