Saturday, December 26, 2009

Various Holiday Fun

Just like many in our quaint little blog-o-sphere, I have been guilty of not posting during the last few days due to the holiday.  At first, I was going to have this massive post with full explanation of each day but when I pulled up the pictures on my camera, I decided to just give some various pictures with captions to show my holiday madness.


Each year, this fine group gathers on December 23rd to go sing carols at a local hospital.  Mostly friends in high school choir, most have kept the tradition going to Ingalls Memorial in a low income Illinois suburb for the last 11 years.  My costume (I am the one in the front with the mutli-colored corset and maroon skirt) was originally a jester's costume as that was the role I always played however all the bells have fallen off over the past 11 years.

Me, in the above said costume with Zahoya, the pocket puppet that is always mocking me when kids are around! :)


My outfit later that day, which was a lot less interesting
Cardigan: Francesca's Boutique
Necklace: Forever 21
Dress: (actually a nightgown) Thrifted
Leggings: Hue
Boots: Madden Girl


We had an ice storm here on Christmas Eve and although it was icy and slightly dangerous outside, it was beautiful looking.

I had formal Christmas Eve dinner at my house.  We don't have much but my mother was nice enough to give me a Christmas table cloth for my dining room table!


Christmas Day for us was fairly small and quiet.  We spent the morning at my in-law's for breakfast and gift opening but I didn't have my camera.  This was taken at my mother's house for dinner.  My husband, me, my father and my grandmother (mom is taking the photo).


  Today it just snowed....all day.  Which traditionally means we throw the cat in it all.  She was less than enthusiastic. In fact, she just sat there....didn't move....and just shook from the cold.  Despite the fact that she has more fur than any cat I have ever seen.

Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Tee: A gift from a friend
Skirt: I heart Ronson 
Leggings: Target
Booties: Target
Necklace: A gift from my Sister-in-Law (who also has fantastic style BTW) for Xmas.

And that was my holiday in short. :D


ebony.arwen said...

Love the owl necklace.
"the pocket puppet that is always mocking me when kids are around" - that cracks me up!
Looks like you had a great holiday season :)

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

i don't even know where to begin!

a. awesome that you sing for kids in the hospital and what a great tradition to keep alive.

b. loved the icicle photo with the big colored lights, takes me back!

c. your table looks great for dinner.

d. nice to finally see your husband...very handsome.

e. wow i'm at e! your kitty is so freakin' cute. they all seem to hate snow though. lol

finally. your outfit is terribly adorable. love the owl necklace. happy holidays to ya!!

Lauren said...

great photos of the ice storm! looks magical. also, i love your outfit. that owl necklace is to die for.