Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

I'm going to try to summarize the past week in one blog post.  There is an important reason. 
One of the gifts from my parents was my Dad used and printed my entire blog by year to PDF and put them on a CD for me.  I plan to print it in color by year and bind them.  I'm excited!  Therefore I need to get all of the 2012 posts in this year.
I got home on Saturday to Maryland.  Crab cakes were for dinner of course!
Let's start on Sunday the 23rd:  Family Dinner at my cousins on the Wicomico River...
The 2012 picture of my parents and I.  We have many of these as I showed you in an outfit post a few weeks ago. 
Mills didn't get any attention from his all.
Merry Christmas blog friends!  I urf you!  Love, Mills.
My buddy and I.
My parents front door.  I want ours to look like this one day.  I think it looks so classy.
Christmas Eve Dad and I did our usual stocking stuffer shopping for Mom.  That evening we popped open a bottle of wine that Kevin's and my friends (Brad and Shauna) gave me for my 30th birthday - Christmas at Biltmore.
It was lovely!
Christmas morning we opened everything that Santa had brought.  He and my parents ALWAYS go overboard!  J. Crew, a neat box my Dad made for Mills' goodies, sheets, towels, iTunes cards, nail polish, a set of our flatware, a pretty scarf, VV clutch, trimmers for the yard and plenty of other goodies.
Mills loved his toys that Santa brought!
Christmas evening we went to our family friends home.  My parents are the two boys godparents.  Joe on the left and Trey on the right. 
Mrs. V and I.  Her home is gorgeous.  Again it's on the river and is absolutely stunning.
Her table was perfectly set with the 12 days of Christmas tablecloth from Williams Sonoma.  She served beef wellington, green beans, twice baked potatoes, a fancy applesauce and other goodies.  Finished it off with sweet potato pie and most importantly Bourbon Slushes.  I am going to ask for the recipe.  They were awesome!
My parents and I.
Poor Mills was a tired puppy!  He got so much attention the whole time I was in Maryland.  He loved Mama's comfy robe!
Racked out on Nannie's couch.  Oops...
I didn't get out of my pajamas on the 26th.  The 27th (Thursday) Mom and I did some shopping and returning.  That's when we scored those cheap fleeces at Old Navy.  By the way, I love yall's idea to monogram them!
Then it was time to leave Nannie and Poppas and head back to Charlotte on Friday.  Mills was sad and so was I.  But glad to get back to reality.  And Kevin of course. 
I pulled in and found the below in the garage.  Kevin had found his dream jeep and bought it.  Without telling me.  That was his last large purchase without consulting me I hope!  Only a few months left ha!  His Dad told him he should have asked me.  I agree but don't really care THAT much....yet. Haha!
Oh but it's a 1986, CJ-7 and it has this killer soundsystem and it has these awesome mufflers and the upgraded lights and it's been completely rebuilt and it's in mint condition and it has the original this and that.............................yeah okay.  Thankfully he kept his regular car.
Last night (Friday) he and I did our Christmas.  He opened lots of gifts from my Dad made him a business card holder for his desk.  In it were a couple insurance business cards of my parents good friends in Maryland (that Kevin knows).  He thought that was hilarious and Dad got a kick out of doing it. 
His favorite gift was hidden in my backseat.  A weed wacker!  He was so excited! 
Uhh and the two boxes that I had seen wrapped for a week before I left (which was a record)?  One was a pair of 3X pink panties that you see beside me.  The other was a 3X nightgown.  Ahhh....he is something else ladies!
But then he brought out a box with this in it and redeemed himself haha! 
 The oversized Bombe clutch.  It's actually more tan than this picture shows.  I've been looking for something like this for forever.  He had thought he ordered a different one but I actually like this one better than the one I originally told him I wanted.  I'm excited!  And when I just looked up the link I noticed it's now on sale so he's going rebuy it and return the first one.  Well he doesn't know that yet but...  I mean it's all the same pot of mulah at this point right?!  
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!  I've de-Christmas'd the house today, learned how to drive that stick shift jeep (which was a site I'm sure) and done lots of errands.  We plan to hang out this weekend and chill out!


  1. Too funny, Keith insisted on getting a jeep last year also. I don't even know how to drive it, he tried to teach me but I get so frustrated. Hey where Is your black lace top from you wore at Christmas from? Lilly? Merry Christmas! We should get together!

  2. I love this post! Love your funny gifts from K and his jeep. I can only imagine your reaction :)

  3. the 3x pink panties are my favorite gift you got. hilarious.

  4. Your cousin's house is beautiful! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas..I love that picture of Mills sprawled out and sleeping on the couch!