1. So the evening of Christmas Day saw us take a trip to the emergency room because Ian was having severe pain in his ear and jaw – meds weren’t helping and it was getting steadily worse. This is the guy who doesn’t really like to go the doctor, so the fact that he opted for the ER when the urgent care center was closed told me it was pretty bad. But they couldn’t figure out what it was…. Read the rest ⇒
Today I’m over at Sandy a la Mode sharing some tips on how to incorporate the colors of the season into your wardrobe, without ending up looking like a walking Christmas card. Go check it out!
1. This is an approximation of what I ended up wearing to the first of Ian’s work holiday parties last night: This dress just came in the mail yesterday afternoon, which was perfect. I’d been lusting after it on ModCloth for months and months, and it finally went on sale after Black Friday, so I nabbed it. I couldn’t find the exact coat, necklace, or purse I have, but these are close enough in look. I also ended up… Read the rest ⇒
So, as you may have assumed, we survived the trip up north. Even better, the relationship with the boy survived exposure to teen Amanda geekdom and nosy family questions. It was a good time. I got to see my sisters and mom, and a big chunk of the extended family. I got to see my newest 9-month old cousin and play with my other 3-year old cousin, who is ADORABLE and probably the happiest kid I’ve ever met. I really… Read the rest ⇒
Tomorrow the boyfriend, puppy, and I embark on The Great Christmas Roadtrip of 2011. We are piling ourselves and all of our various suitcases, kennel/toys, and gifts into my car and hitting the 18-ish-hour road to Ohio. This will be an occasion on two fronts: 1) the boyfriend has somehow never yet been back to the northern ancestral home of his girlfriend in the 2.5 years we’ve been together, and 2) we’ve never done a roadtrip this long with the… Read the rest ⇒