Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just a few short hours away! The past three months or so have completely flown by. It's as if we've been living in our own personal Groundhog Day since the baby was born, and yet it simultaneously feels like she's always been a part of our little family. She's already the gravitational center of my entire universe and a part of my brain is always thinking of her. Is this what parenting is?

Anyway, I'm currently sitting in front of a window and watching the snow fall, but I'm looking forward to watching the finest Christmas movie of all time in a couple of hours, and then somehow making Christmas dinner tomorrow! (In case you were unsure, It's a Wonderful Life is the movie in question. I can't believe how lucky I am to have my parents here for Christmas, and be able to watch my dad's all-time favorite movie with him. We hadn't expected to be together this year and it's a much merrier Christmas this way! That being said, I may have teared up in the grocery store when I thought about how Ronnie wasn't here to bake cookies with me.)

I also feel incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to make Christmas dinner for my parents as well as Jeff this year. Cooking for my entire family is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, and even with this infernal brace on my wrist, I'm going to conquer a standing rib roast and give everyone the holiday meal they deserve. Thank goodness I'm not left-handed!

This outfit was the sort of over-the-top festive look that most people only bust out at the holidays, but I know from last year that the green tights will get a lot of mileage this winter. Trashy Diva's Wildflowers collection just might be my favorite thing they've released all year, so I had to find a way to winterize this skirt! I wore this outfit to a holiday luncheon at work and took these photos after I found out that my parents would be able to visit, which explains the massive grin on my face!

trashy diva wildflowers gathered mini skirt
Top: Steady Clothing
Cardigan: Modcloth
Skirt: Trashy Diva
Boots: Seychelles

I can hear activity from the general vicinity of the baby, so it's time to end this post and get back to the business of feeding her and/or stuffing cookies in my face. Here's wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

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  1. You look lovely! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I'm sure your dinner turned out wonderfully xoxo

    I've been MIA for a bit....kind of enjoying life and not getting too sucked into social I'm lost....WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR WRIST!!??

    Cheers to a Happy New Year <3

  2. I love the festive look! I am so glad that all has gone so well over the last few months since Penny's birth. I hope you have had a lovely holiday period - happy new year! Kx

  3. This outfit is so cute! And yes, that is 100% what parenting is. There's always some part of my brain that is turned on to the kids, attuned to what they're doing or what we're going to do or what they need... that part of your brain never turns off. Haha!

    I just read the post about your dad that you linked, and got all teary eyed. What a fantastic family you have! They remind me of my own. ;)

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year!

  4. That is so nice that your parents are visiting! "It's a Wonderful Life" is tied for my favorite Christmas movie, with "White Christmas". I watch both every year, sometimes multiple times.
    What a perfect Christmasy outfit this is! I wouldn't have thought about Wildflowers myself, but it definitely works. It's such a gorgeous, bright print; my Trixie gets TONS of wear.