Friday, January 20, 2012

Christmas Break Wrap Up

A week ago I was updating the blog, wearing shorts and contemplating heading outside for some sun time. This week, I find myself bundled from head to toe, even packing an extra pair of socks to keep my toes warm while I'm in the office. Granted, today has been "warmer" than say the past few days but still my shorts are folded neatly in my drawer and probably won't be coming out soon. Time to enjoy some beautiful pictures of the Sunshine State and feel warmer inside at the very least.

That awesome tree up in the left corner was at a restaurant my mom and I went to. You don't see those sort of trees just anywhere! It was amazing and so I took a picture, at my mom's request. The rest of the pictures were taken at my favorite beach, Passe-A-Grille. If you ever get a chance to head down toward that piece of perfection, GO!

Christmas break was completely packed. Wonderful family friends threw me a beautiful wedding shower, I searched for a dress, made some crafts, cared for my sweet mom, visited with family and went through some of my old things. Christmas Break in pictures commence:

Round the Clock Wedding Shower
Hosted by: Georgia & Alex Pennington
 Didn't Georgia and Alex create a beautiful table?
Petit Fours
 My mom couldn't be there so she created the favors: purses
crafted out of paper, accented with a pearl and heart key chain. 
 Wedding Piggy Bank from family in Michigan. The butt
says Kevin and Veronica.
Some of the lovely friends I enjoyed the day with.
Paige, Rachel, Alex, Camryn

Hanging out with a Best Friend!
Miss Rachel Gabler
 Of course we had to make something, and this time we refrained from baking in the kitchen and turned to scrapbook paper, scissors and glue! We made tons of these things! Thank you Pinterest!

Christmas Day
Sitten Girls Style

Dad gave us new Christmas pajamas, you can see some of Ginger's dorm gifts set up on her bed in the middle, and Ginger's gift to Kevin and I were bride and groom Mickey hats!

Dress Shopping!!!
My mom insisted we take Peabody, the penguin, so Kevin could be there in spirit with us. (Peabody was given to me on our 6 Monthiversary and he goes everywhere with me)

These are my most favorite bobby pins. They are long, wavy so they still look pretty, and they actually hold my hair. I've used my current ones so much they're looking pretty decrepit. During the summer Kevin and I searched forever online for them. While I was in Florida we went to Target and low and behold there they are! I've pretty much determined that they're only sold there.
Garage Cleaning Day:
I tried to sort through my mom's garage and in between combining boxes and trashing junk, I decided to go through my big box from my room and found some treasures:
 Alex, Me and Camryn: this is how we lived our lives when we were young. We were always together!
 The 'Stangs! That's right I still chant Memorial Mustangs with pride but why on earth I decided to keep paper signs...I don't know. They went to the dumpster after this...
 This is my 8th, perhaps 7th, birthday party. Dress up sleepover of course! My mom made us a runway, snapped our pictures and made the frames for my girlfriends. (I'm the one holding a fake flower, don't even say anything about that dress, it was awesome back then!)
Keychains! I used to collect these suckers like crazy. Here is a shoe box filled to the rim with them. I don't know what to do with them yet so in the meantime they will be kept in this box.
When my dad came he took the Veronica boxes to Houston. Yay! Finally my things are in only two states!

My dad in Florida!!!
We look good all grown weird to see a family picture of everyone all grown up! My mom looks stunning here in her wig :)

Breakfast with the Mommy
My mom and I went early out for breakfast one morning before one of her appointments to the Lucky Dill. The interiors of this quaint restaurant were awesome! They had so many different rooms each with a different theme. We also met a cute old guy who goes there almost every morning. He talks to the waitors and they all know him by name.

Job Application Preparation
 Whoever thinks college kids get too long of a Christmas break is seriously wrong. At some point or another we all do school related work!

New Years Celebration!
In Florida you can go to the grocery store and pick up one of these bad boys. After we watched the ball drop we headed out by the lake and started lighting some on the sidewalk. It was a blast until we heard fire trucks coming our way...we frantically gathered everything we had and took off running. My mom later felt guilty for "leaving the crime scene." Turns out we weren't who they were looking for...some high school boys in the complex next door were.

And that is the end of my final month long Christmas break as a college student ever. Now school has started and it's time to begin scheduling pre-marital counseling, more wedding appointments, creating crafts for the wedding, getting ready for graduation, apply for jobs and oh yeah focus on capstone!!

133 Days Left!

1 comment:

  1. Pearls:
    -Enjoy your college breaks and make the most of them
    -Spend time with family and friend every chance you get
    -Always get your but to the beach when you can!


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