YOU GUYS LOOK AMAZING!!!
HOW WE DOIN TONIGHT???
Okay, okay, settle down.
I've always wondered what that felt like. Wow. You guys are incredible:)
Christmas was great, guys. It was small, and simple, and good.
We had the traditional Prime Rib and Yorkshire pudding Christmas Eve dinner at my parent's house, and the traditional Eggs Benedict and homemade hot chocolate for Christmas breakfast and we joined Taylor's family for traditional Honey-baked Ham, Funeral Potatoes, and Green Bean Casserole for Christmas day dinner.
Taylor and I decided we'd like to start one of our own traditions (that doesn't have to do with food.)
We decided that every year we'd set our Christmas budget for just the two of us,
then match that price in donations to a charity of our choice.
This year we donated to the Fourth Street Clinic.
Living downtown means we see a lot of homeless people. It's a daily guilt trip driving past them all on the way to work and feeling like we have nothing to give and no way to help.
The Fourth Street Clinic is a local health center that provides health care for homeless people. They aid in ending homelessness by providing services and care to people who would otherwise go without it.
So yeah :) Feelin pretty good about it.
Cute Taylor got me some sparkly sparkly nail polish for Christmas. He also got me a scrudger (aka: floofy bath lather puff) and my new favorite game Katamari Forever for the PS3.
He got a couple of flannel shirts from me and a sweet little lunchbox cube that holds his salad and toppings and dressing separate and keeps it all cold.
Today we rearranged our entire living room and boxed up Christmas. It felt a little sad putting away all the ornaments and tossing out the stale candy we ate too much of.
Before the initial take-down I decided to photographically document our Christmas.
Our Hand-Knit Stockings
(by yours truly, of course)
Our First Christmas Tree
(only cost us $50)
It had a bit of a birds and snowflakes theme.
(with two naughty cats thrown in for good contrast!)
The birds and cats and disco balls were a gift from my favorite aunt Kristine.
The vintage silver snowflakes and silver beads were kindly donated by my mom.
This little guy came home with us from Disneyland. Rude of him to not match the clearly blue and silver theme we had going... but... forgiven.
Here's my adorable handmade paper snowflake garland. I used my mom's paper punches and magically strung them about.
My Christmas countdown!! I bought the blocks off my supervisor and MOD podged the scrapbook paper on. Love this little guy.
The sparkly sparkly Taylor got me for Christmas!!
Macro lens bragging, much? :P
And here's my little stash of newborn hats I'm making to donate to Shriner's and the battered women's center here in Salt Lake.
And that's a wrap! You can all go home now.
It's been real.
and it's been fun.