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A BEST FRIEND GIFT SWAP

Posted on: 12.23.2012

giving thanks for these ladies! this morning, my 5 best girlfriends and i celebrated christmas, in what is now our annual tradition... because it is perfect. we got together bright and early, dressed in our best pj attire, sipped mimosas and ate panini's hot off the foreman. a few weeks ago we each drew a name of another girl and you got to buy them a present that started with the same letter as her name... does that even make sense? it's 1 am so my brain is mushy. see i had Rachel, soooo i bought her a Recipe book and  Running shirt. get it? so fun! my love maria knows me far too well, and bought me copper Jars to hold flour, sugar and tea in my kitchen. also, the girls thought it would be fun to bring all of their puppies! so we had 4 balls of fur running around which only added further entertainment. can't wait for next year! 

Crossroads Church Awaited

Posted on: 12.22.2012

last night, we enjoyed my favorite holiday tradition of all, a christmas production! now let me just say this is NOT your grandma's church christmas play. this show is the cirque du soleil of christmas plays. it was held at my mom and step dad's church and they expected an audience of about 60,000! the entire lobby was a kid's dream complete with a giant gingerbread house, gum drop trees and ever flowing hot chocolate. saying that this show is amazing doesn't even seem to do it justice! i saw it 2 years ago and they kept a lot of it the same, and for good reason. that year, they passed out free cd's after the show and i was listening to it on repeat until about march. i'm actually blaring it right now... so so good!! i snuck a few pictures once we were up in our seats. get a load of that crowd!! if you wanna hear any of the songs and see some of the performers, youtube "crossroads church awaited" 
thank you crossroads, for another beautiful show. it brings me to tears, makes me want to be a dancer and, more importantly, a better person. can't wait until next year!! 

MEET AMELIA

Posted on: 12.09.2012

a special edition of "give thanks sunday!"
today was one of the best days i've had in a while!! i got to  meet ms. Amelia, my cousin's new baby girl. it never ceases to amaze me when people have babies. 10 fingers, 10 toes, eye lashes and lips.... i mean, isn't it absolutely bonkers that women make these little beings? it blows my mind. my cousin also just happens to be the luckiest woman on the planet. she pushed only THREE times before giving birth. i mean, come on. she's set the bar pretty high for the rest of us girls in the family, i can tell ya that. Amelia is perfect, with a full head of hair and the longest toes in the free world. jon wouldn't hold her out of fear of "breaking her" but they basically had to pry her out of my hands. obsessed, i tell you. 
i'm already in love with you, baby. 

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