Monday, December 23, 2013

two more sleeps. technically one for me.

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dress: c/o frontrow shop / tights: we love colors / boots: c/o Blowfish Shoes (last season)

most of you know that official christmas traditions kick off on christmas eve in my family's house. early tomorrow night, we will go to a christmas eve service, drive around looking at christmas lights and then start watching our favorite christmas movies and cooking our christmas dinner that we will inhale an hour before midnight. then come a few minutes before midnight, we clear as much of the table as we can (we leave leftovers for us to pick on for the rest of the night) and gather around to listen to Dad read the christmas story from the Bible. after prayer and at the strike of midnight, we all make our way to the living room, blast the christmas music, prop the camcorder on its tripod (we have home videos since i can remember of us opening gifts - the reactions are priceless!) and then mom positions herself beside the tree to start to distribute presents. and then the madness continues - of laughter and gratefulness and hugs to one another and the massive mess of wrapping paper and bows and our dog running around to see what every body gets. it really is one of my favorite days of the year.

i'm like a kid on christmas morning. or wait, christmas eve. i can hardly wait.
*insert giggly monkey emoticon here*

much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like so much fun!! Have a great time!

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  2. You look great in red! Love the dress it's just adorable!!! Happy Holidays!

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  3. What a fun tradition! We've been watching literally every movie we can think of in the past week. I'm finding my new favorite thing about Christmas is making new traditions with my little family of three and carrying on those old ones from my childhood that I love.

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  4. You have such awesome Christmas traditions!

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