Home for the Holidays – Part 1

Words really can’t describe how excited I was to go home for Christmas this year. 
Grad school was kicking my trash and I hadn’t seen my family in what felt like forever. 
We were so lucky to get to spent 10 whole days in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico (yes, you heard me right. I think it’s beautiful…in it’s own special way)

The long drive was prettier than usual since everything was covered in snow.

My brother has become a hot chocolate connoisseur (I think I spelled that right). 
He welcomed us with this salted caramel hot chocolate. Um, it was amazing.

It was so fun to be there for my little sister’s gymnastics performance. She brightens a room.

On Friday, my not so little brother got his Eagle Scout. 
If you don’t know, that is a REALLY big deal and I’m really proud of him!
He’s still that little toddler in the pooh bear costume to me 🙂
My parents are just the cutest.
(do you see where I get my chin??)
Cake balls arranged in an American Flag. Cute and unbelievably delicious. 
So proud. So so proud 🙂
Saturday, we did some Christmas Shopping in the morning, went downtown to the most amazing pizza place for lunch, walked around the plaza, spent way too much time in J.Crew and got in the hot tub. 
Ya, it was a pretty perfect day.

 And somewhere in the first couple days home I stole my little sister’s over the top sequin headband. 
Is it too much?

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  1. Amberly on December 27, 2013 at 5:43 am

    So fun!! I have Santa Fe from Newsies stuck in my head now, no big deal 😉

  2. Unknown on December 27, 2013 at 6:10 am

    I am glad you guys are having so much fun! Love you guys!

  3. Unknown on December 27, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Okay maybe I'm crazy but was your top picture taken outside of Moab, Utah? Because…that's where I'm from and that stretch of road, cliff, mountains look insanely familiar haha! Glad you could have a nice Christmas with your family!

  4. Heather on December 27, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Such great photos- looks like a really fun trip. As a teacher I get to write Eagle Scout recommendation letters sometimes so I know what a major deal it is; congrats to your little brother!

  5. NewlyLoved on December 31, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    you have a lovely blog… stopping over from style session!xo Jessicawww.NewlyLoved.com

  6. drcoreydousharm on January 4, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Did you grow up in Santa Fe?! I lived there for a year after college graduation & enjoyed the heck out of it!! It is so unbelievably gorgeous down there!! My parents just sold their house in El Dorado & moved into town. Can't wait to go down and visit……Upper Crust is so darn delish, & JCrew is a MUST stop when I go visit!! Totally a given!! I've loved reading your posts and seeing your style!! Can't wait to see what 2014 brings you guys!! Cheers to 2014!!!

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