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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a great holiday.

I've been a busy girl spending my vacation time with family, friends, and the boyfriend.

I'll give you a quick update on my activities, as well as all the goodies I received for Christmas. I'd like to apologize in advance for the length of this post. There is a lot of information to cover!

Last weekend we went to St. Augustine and did a drink and food crawl with my aunt and their neighbors. We went to downtown St. Augustine to walk around before everything got started. It was beautiful out.

The next day we were back in Orlando and hit up Dave and Buster's with a few of our friends that were in town for the holidays. They won 1,200 tickets at Wheel of Fortune. Sweet!
Remember this couple for later on in my post :)

Fast forward to this past weekend and it was finally Christmas!

Every year since I was born, we do the same thing for Christmas. We spend Christmas Eve with my Dad's side of the family and Christmas Day with my Mom's side, this year was no exception. 

Before we went to my Grandparents, Justin and I exchanged gifts because he had to work all weekend. 

Let's just say, he spoiled me :)
Michael Kors black bag, Michael Kors watch (the one I wanted,) Lilly Pulitzer Planner, Brazilian Blowout Deep Conditioning Masque, and Camel boots. 

Apparently, he had already got the larger MK watch but had to exchange it once my sister let him know that I have changed my mind. He did awesome :)

My Grandpa planned our Christmas plans this year and kept us on a tight itinerary. 
1PM we ate Ham, Turkey, Twice Baked Potatoes & Veggies
2PM We went to the clubhouse and played a family game of basketball (my team lost, boo) and hit some golf balls.
4PM We had Meatball subs and Sausage & Peppers
5PM Present time
I have a HUGE family. Each of my grandparents had 6 kids, those 6 kids each had kids. Let's just say, there is a bunch of us, and we're Italian/Irish. It's a LOUD bunch to say the least. 

For the past 5 or 6 years, we have been doing Chinese Christmas, more commonly known as White Elephant. This eliminates everyone going into debt by trying to buy everyone presents. Plus, it's a lot of fun getting gag gifts and seeing how the game plays out.

Christmas Morning, Landyn opened up his gifts. This was his second Christmas, but the first one that he actually understood opening presents. 

Here are some pictures of my little man on Christmas morning

My sister got me the Urban Decay Naked Palette :)

Then it was off to my Mema's house for more family time. 

I <3 my Mema :)

We went to Sea World on Monday with Kevin and Jenna. I don't do roller coasters so I'm glad Justin had some people that would go with him.

Moving onto Tuesday. 

I went to dinner for my Aunt's birthday. Who doesn't love birthdays, perfect reason to go to hibachi :)

My adorable cousin, Bryanna.

THEN-- Drum Roll please...

Our friends, Kevin and Jenna, got engaged!

He proposed to her on Park Ave, right by a little courtyard. We went and set everything up while they were at dinner. They were planning on going to Wine Room after dinner and then when they turned into the courtyard, we had 'Marry Me' by train playing and 'Marry Me?' spelled out in candles, with rose petals surrounding. This Christmas lights were an added plus!

It was BEAUTIFUL-- see for yourself

 After she said YES, we all went out to celebrate. Kevin had arranged for a group of her friends to meet us at Wine Room afterward. The whole night was magical for her, to say the least.

It was a perfect week.

Unfortunately, last night Justin got into a car accident while on duty. A younger girl pulled out in front of him, and there was nothing he could do to avoid impact. Luckily, he just has a few bruises. They took him to the hospital to have Xrays and a  Cat Scan just to be sure. His trainer had to get 5 staples in his head and banged up his knee. The girl that hit them was unresponsive at first, but Justin thinks she might have woken up when they were loading her into the ambulance. 

Both cars are totaled, but that was the least of our worries. The accident could have been a lot worse. I'm extremely thankful that Justin is OK. His ego seems to be more damaged than anything else, but it wasn't his fault so he has no reason to beat himself up over it. Once I hear an update on the girl, I will feel much better.

Tonight, I'm going to dinner for my friend Steph's birthday. We are going to Colorado Fondue, which is a delicious local fondue place that I just adore. 

That is my looooong update. Back to regular posting soon, I hope :)

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday. If you are feeling nostalgic because Christmas has passed, don't forget New Years is just around the corner :)


  1. Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like you've been super busy! Those are some awesome presents--he did GOOD!
    Aww! Those proposal pictures are so cute!
    I'm glad to hear he's okay!

  2. he sure did spoil you! i'm jealous of it all and your naked palette! so glad to hear that everyone is ok!