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Holly Jolly Christmas

I gathered with my mom’s side of the family for my Memere and Pepere’s Christmas Party.  And there’s absolutely no way to sum up how I spent my day yesterday. Here’s what happened: I ate the traditional bowl of chicken soup… Santa visited… There were presents hanging from the ceiling… The Yankee Swap was wild… [...]

Joyful

I hope your Christmas was filled with wonder and joy. When I saw what Santa (and my wonderful boyfriend) had left under the tree, I was filled with so much joy. And when I spent a wonderful Christmas day surrounded by loved ones, I was again filled with an overwhelming sense of happiness. My Christmas [...]

Visions of Sugar Plums

Merry Christmas Eve! I arrived home to a beautifully decorated tree. I love the warmth and memories of being home for the holidays. My Pepere and Memere joined us for dinner. My mom loves snowmen so they’re ALL over the house.  I can’t believe New England is supposed to get hit with a crazy storm [...]

Jingle Bell Run

Merry Christmas! Did I look fun and festive for today’s Jingle Bell Run?  I thought so, and gave my outfit 2 thumbs up.  A clip and 5 bobby pins meant that giant bow wasn’t going anywhere while I was running around. A group of my friends and I ventured to Somerville this morning for the [...]

Gingerbread Houses

My cousin Jenna and I have a holiday tradition.  Every year we decorate gingerbread houses together.  I can’t remember when this tradition first started.  I’d like to create a photo collage of our houses over the years! Jenna and I only use pre-built gingerbread house kits.  We’ve tried to construct our own houses before and [...]

Merry and Bright

There’s something about the glow of Christmas tree lights… I’ve spent too much time staring dreamily at my Christmas tree. Holiday lights make me feel warm and fuzzy! And jolly and cozy! And this Stitch mini-stuffed animal makes me laugh every time I look at it.  Stitch is dressed as a bellman from Disney’s Tower [...]

Boston Common Tree Lighting

Dancers and Carolers and Rockettes, oh my! The Boston Common Tree Lighting seemed like a great event: free samples, Rockettes dancing, Katharine McPhee singing, and local celebrities serving as hosts. So I was really disappointed when I arrived 45 minutes after the start of the show. By the time I drove into Boston through evening [...]

Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting

Faneuil Hall officially lit its Christmas tree on Saturday, November 20th…a little bit early to kick off the Christmas season, but I love lights and celebrations so it’s all good. I happened to be wandering around the North End around 4:30 pm on Saturday afternoon and realized there was only 1 hour until the tree [...]

Holiday Vacation

I feel like such a bad blogger.  I’ve been on vacation since 12/23.  First I was at my parents’ house in Blackstone, MA and now I’m in NY with Jared’s family.  It’s been hard to find time to exercise and to post regularly.  And I promise I’ve been reading blogs!  I just haven’t had time [...]

A Cupcake Christmas

Yesterday afternoon, everyone gathered to celebrate Christmas with my mom’s side of the family.  The party began at 1 pm and the appetizers were ready to eat as soon as we walked in the door. I started with a bowl of chicken soup.  My Memere makes chicken soup every Christmas.  Everyone looks forward to this [...]