Whatever you're in to, I suspect many of you have visions of 2-week vacations dancing in your heads already, and if so, I am extremely jealous, as I will be working next week. Fingers crossed for lots of baked goodies around the newsroom and no breaking news.
Sadly, I haven't attended a single holiday party this season, but things have been quite festive around here - very festive, in fact, in the ways with which I am most familiar - baby showers and weddings.
First, Kyle's Baby Shower -
"Festive" doesn't even begin to describe the wonder of this party. I wish I could take credit for it, but besides just a few miscellaneous contributions, most of the heavy (and fancy) lifting of her shower came courtesy of her mom and sister. Those two created a Winter Wonderland that would make even Kimye jealous. It was truly spectacular and a genuinely fun time celebrating Kyle, Greg and Baby G (coming January 2014).
Last weekend, Jacob's super fun (and beautiful) sister Amy got married in Charleston. Obviously I'm quite seasoned when it comes to weddings, but after participating in three days of non-stop wedding activity I'm afraid I might be out of practice. I texted my girlfriends the Monday after it was over, "Now I understand why people get married in their twenties - because wedding festivities for a 30+-year old is brutal."
Much to my delight, Amy's wedding photographer was none other than my blog crush Olivia - it was wonderful to catch up with her and hear about all of the wonderful things she's been up to. For a full update, head over to her blog, but safe to say she's on her way to becoming a famous photographer.
I can't wait to see her pictures of Amy - but here are some of mine as your preview of the shenanigans.
So . . .no boozy tacky Christmas sweater parties over here (aren't those so passe anyway?), but December has been busy. I cannot help but feel the spirit of Christmas when surrounded by the people that I love and care for in the midst of the biggest celebrations of their lives.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas - Stay safe, make smart choices, be nice, and choose love.
I'll be back before the New Year to share all the highlights and low lights of 2013.