Monday, December 27, 2010

southern snow, purple tights, and our christmas!!!!

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

who would have thought?! snow in the south!? but we got some! and everyone here is beyond excited. people were running out the door at church screaming It's snowing! It's snowing! At least the roads haven't shut down yet. it's not even an inch and everyone starts freaking out. yes, it is very amusing for a girl from chicago. and yes, that's snow in my hair, not dandruff for clarification.

so sadly, i was sick with the worst cold (or maybe allergies?) ever on christmas day. it was pretty depressing - but i'm so glad that i wasn't sick during our midnight dinner and opening of presents. most of our festivities happen at midnight so i was able to lounge and be lazy with the rest of the family on christmas day. it was just that i felt HORRIBLE and that was not fun. i went through 3 boxes of kleenex and too much OJ for anyone to consume. 

since i was in PJs all day Christmas, i definitely was in the mood for something for more festive on Sunday. (and so thankful that going to bed early and taking dimetapp like mommy instructed helped so that i slept like a rock and felt so much better in the morning!!)

turlteneck: gift from mom years ago/ruffle vest: H&M/ belt: forever21
skirt: Target / tights: Target / boots: Belk  

and of course, the big question of the week: 

{how was everyone's CHRISTMAS?!}

my family starts most of our christmas festivities on Christmas eve. (remember the article from the post last week? read up if you didn't get a chance to!) here are a few images from our fun night. i had way toooo many to post but at least you'll get a feel of it. i have more than i'll upload later this week but now, hope you enjoy!

and christmas isn't entirely over for us!! my sister and her husband fly in on Sunday to spend a week with us. we are so STOKED! haven't seen those two crazies since July. they live in Iowa and are serving in a church out there, so it's harder for them to fly out as often as they did back in our college days. can't wait to spend some good time with them. i've missed them SO much!

hope everyone had a magical, uh-maaaazing christmas with family or friends! 

did you drink lots of hot chocolate? 
give away some crazy-good gifts? 
laugh until your stomach hurt?
wear lots of red and green?

much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

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  1. loooooooooove the purple tights friend!! and your family really does know how to decorate and celebrate!!!!!! :) have fun with your sis and bro-in-law!!!

  2. So glad you are feeling better! Love your festive Christmas pictures! Wish we had taken more pictures while we opened presents! Your fam is so adorable.

    As you know--we went surfing in our Santa hats Christmas afternoon. It was awesome. ;)

  3. aw! i'm sorry you were sick! i got something that is getting me down currently too. =P

  4. i really like your outfits ate ilene. its nice.. Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

  5. So fun! Sorry you were sick though. Merry Christmas!

  6. Nice pics! sorry to hear you were sick! Happy Holidays xoxo

  7. You look gorgeous! You have the best tights collection! :) My Christmas was great, got to see a lot of family I haven't seen in awhile. Love that. Looks like you had a pretty fabulous Christmas, too! So good to hear!

  8. BIEBER!

    I love the purple tights.

    I had a great Christmas. :)

  9. You did such a good job catching the snow in your hair! It's gorgeous!

  10. LOVE those purple tights! I got some, but a little lighter in color, for Christmas! Can't wait to wear them :) And your family is so cute! LOVE the pictures from Christmas! I love that bible picture too... my Dad reads from it every Christmas :) Love ya sweet friend! So glad it was great! And yay for snow!! Haha.. my NC and SC friends kept sending me snow pictures. <333

  11. Such gorgeous pix! Sorry to hear that you were sick though. I actually was sick late Saturday night into Sunday but am feeling better now. Love those tights :)

  12. I cannot believe you got snow! Obviously it came from here in Wisconsin. We just couldn't handle anymore!

    Glad you had a good Christmas despite being sick!

  13. Awwww what an awesome Christmas it looks like you had :)
    Great pictures and I love your outfit!

  14. What a wonderful weekend!! I am so sorry to hear that you were sick!!! I hope you're feeling better love!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

  15. Great purple tights! Glad you had such a fun Christmas (I bet you can see all of those outdoor lights from space! So cool!). I spent a lovely time here in France with my family. I'll be coming home 10 lbs heavier :)

  16. Looks like so much fun! I wore black and gray with fuchsia tights on Christmas! How funny!

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  17. Someone has Bieber Fever I see. . .
    Anwyays, that rice looks soooo goood! Now I am hungry! lol


    PS I love how you just dress up your outfit with bright color tights ♥

  18. Your family is adorable. Get well soon. Love your style, awesome attitude, and fun personality!

  19. you family is so adorable. everyone always looks SO happy. That's amazing. Meow. XOXOX

  20. Purple and grey is such a fabulous color combo! Looks like you and the fam had a wonderful holiday together!

  21. I love your outfits, as always! :)
    I'm so glad you got better! I'm still trying to get a little better. I can finally walk around without feeling dizzy. ^^

  22. Yay! Glad you had a good Christmas! And feel better soon!

  23. Snow on the South?? I can't believe it, that's amazing!! BTW: Your purple tights are lovely!!


  24. So cute! I love those purple tights. It looks like you had a great Christmas girl!


  25. That rice looks amazing! Your Sunday outfit is a lot of fun :) And yay snow! That sounds like a nice, fun, manageable amount of it. Sorry you were sick :( but so glad that you are feeling better!


  26. Love your ruffle vest. Super cute. that a Christmas carousel I see? Hello!


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