T’was the Day before Christmas Eve and all at my job…
not a creature was stirring, not even the boss..
we were buzzing at our desks , those that were there..
with hopes that relief soon would spread here.
then out from my outlook, i heard a ding and such a chatter
I rose from my seat to see what was the matter
Away to my monitor, I flew like a flash
popped open an email from President Obama..
Off Federal Gov’t Agencies, was all I needed to hear
Per Executive Order we were in the clear.
Off for Christmas Eve I couldnt be more merry
A great way to start my Christmas, home with my family..
(sorry I felt like being a little poetic, please ignore all corniness-lol)
So we were off for Christmas Eve… and so my husband decided he would like to drive up to Philly for a friend of ours who was hosting his company’s Christmas Party.
And so I bring to you one of my first OOTD (outfit of the day) posts:
This is what I wore to the holiday party in Philadelphia..
|Red Sweater (Target), Top (unknown), Sequin Leggings (H&M), Knee Leather Boots (UGGS)
Our friends The Blackstones are also musicians. Our friend Adam is Music Director for almost everyone in the business, most recently Rihanna and Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and has a company where he puts together bands for other artists as well. He and his wife started a company named, Bassic Black Entertainment and had a great holiday party sponsored by Beats by Dre, Korg, Rihanna’s perfume company, Roc Nation, Korg Keyboards and Jay-Z sponsored the drinks with his latest drink venture D’usse Cognac.
Here are a few photos from the event – on the right is my fellow musician’s wife, Kai.
|Me, Trish and Kai
|me and hubby – notice he is rockin Ravens gear. We are a Ravens Nation household!
The next day I spent wrapping presents for the family
and for some of the little girls that go to my church.
Time to go to church – Therefore another OOTD:
Red on Red on Red… I am all about layering jewelry and layers.
I fashioned this with a Black Pencil Skirt and Black and Gold Dotted Opaque Tights.
|Me and our Drummer, D. Web at Sunday Service
Later on that evening, it was time to have dinner with our closest friends. This is our crew that was in our wedding.. the ones where we can just act ourselves with. This year we decided to do a Secret Santa gift exchange and it was so much fun.
We did dinner at The Chart House right on the waterfront of Downtown Annapolis – those who were married ended up sitting across from each other so that the women could chat up a storm and the men could have their fun too.
We headed to my parents on Christmas morning , just to be greeted with this surprise!
It went from warm weather all week to about 24 hours of snow..
When it was all said and done it looked like this :
Then it warmed up later that evening and snow turned to rain and it was like nothing ever happened. Strange weather of 2012.
I kid you not.. this is my parents Christmas Tree… or should I say Christmas Bush!
We teased mom but at the same time – I am allergic to pine and in a household full of adults there is no need to go above and beyond on the tree. It was festive enough with the balls and lights on it. LOL
Well, he stuck to the list and got me things that were on it… now I know next year just make him a list even if he doesn’t ask. My husband shopped on Christmas Eve for my gifts and seriously did not fail… he said the pictures I gave him helped and he had a feeling that no other wife could’ve possibly wanted the random things that I asked for.
My parents gift giving is amazing also…. they really only get to spend the holidays with us so their gifts usually receive some type of crazy response due to my moms ability to surprise us every time..
This was my sisters reaction when my mother announced that they would be funding her airfare for her to take the trip of her dreams : China!
Even Part-Time Pet knew what time it is… she saw those stockings hung on the chimney and knew that one HAD to be for her. She is always right in guessing which.. She tried on her new coat and gave us a little pose.. way too cute!
Hubby picked up the surprise gene from my mom as he reached under her couch and pulls this lovely gift out for me! It was a new laptop! a bloggers dream! THE BESTEST HUBBY EVER! Clearly I was VERY happy on Christmas.
Well after all of that excitement… Santa Hubby passed out in front of the TV. He just couldn’t hang. LOL
As we march closer to the New Year..
Tomorrow is my Blog-Anniversary. One WHOLE year of getting out thoughts and capturing moments that I did not want to forget.. so come back for the best of 2012 tomm.
AND for those on vacation right about now,
Have a wonderful Holiday!