I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! Ours was a 10 hour whirlwind! Since Dr. Chris was on-call this year we had to be trapped inside a 30 minute bubble around Chapel Hill so we couldn't go see our families in Charlotte. But we were able to host our first ever Christmas! Unfortunately, we didn't plan on anyone coming up so I didn't take any time off so I had to work the next day. My parents came up around 1:30 and My sister and her husband and my sweet baby nephew Jackson followed a few hours behind. I had prepared several hors d'oeuvres for snacking and my parents brought plenty of cheese, crackers, and of course, wine. I pre-made some cauliflower fritters, roasted garlic and artichoke dip, and cheeses. Sadly, we don't have any pictures to show for ourselves!!! (long story, new phone) It was so nice to visit with my parents who brought our Christmas present of a beautiful rug for our house. They actually brought 2 for us to choose between! I fell in love with this one they got from Crate and Barrel. (no longer available) I'm so glad they chose this one, I had been looking for a rug pretty much since we moved and only found a few that I really liked but was never able to see in person so I never pulled the trigger. Seeing the pictures of this rug online makes it look so different! Please compare these pics! They look like different rugs! (See someone else's anguish here.)
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving as I did and experienced as little traffic as we did! Whew! Now that it's time to get into Christmas mode for me I have seen about a MILLION gift guides lately. Do any of you like those? Do you find them helpful? Personally I find them most helpful for making a list for myself rather than finding gifts for others. However they have spawned several ideas for gifts, but maybe like 1 in 500. I don't know. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? I'd like to know your thoughts!