much needed update.

I’m back.

in more than one way.

on christmas eve [morning], I woke up to a broken cell phone. perfect. sadly, my phone is my livelihood. how else am I supposed to capture every food & beverage put in front of me? thank goodness, [J] came to the rescue .. & my replacement was shipped that day!

I hope you all had the best christmas!!

we are in colorado now, extending our holiday celebration. we left chicago late on christmas day [after dinner ..& dessert], headed for des moines, IA. where we met my parents. loaded suitcases into their car. and joined them for the rest of the road trip to colorado.

we arrived yesterday. I love colorado. it’s beautiful.

let me show you a mini recap of what has taken place the past few days.

[J]'s parent's beautifully lit street.[[J]’s parent’s beautifully lit street].

before proceeding: go to {TwoCoins Gingerbread House Voting} and vote for your favorite gingerbread house. we had a family competition. ten houses were made.

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this MAY or may not be mine. but regardless – you should vote for this one ;)

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thanks grandma for the christmas slippers for christmas morning.

wait this is better - christmas mimosa.

wait this is better – christmas mimosa.

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don’t judge. but we called ourselves JELSEA [jeff + chelsea]. this is the gift [J] got me ..he’s the JE of the LESEA :)

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he’s a clever man. & I would NOT let him wrap my cole haan coat. so he did this …

[but he also got me {kate spade neon pink studs}. love].

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heart melted.

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the family pup [lexi] – a great road tripper!

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[J] & lexi got the front seat.

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“are we there yet??”

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helllllllllllllllo rocky mountains!!

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tell me this isn’t the most beautiful, hand-cut colorado christmas tree?

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I’m currently posted up at the island in my aunt & uncle’s kitchen. drinking beer my dad brought me from his work trip to germany. loving life. & the holidays!

see you tomorrow :)

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freakin’ out ..

I honestly cannot wrap my head around the [small] amount of days separating us & christmas. assuming the world doesn’t end on friday.

yesterday [J] & I went out, with every intention of starting & finishing our holiday shopping. sadly that didn’t happen.

but I did get an early present, from [J]. I screamed at the top of my lungs, I was so excited.

cole haan winter coat.
cole haan winter coat.

and today, it snowed [a little]. so we’re heading out again, to ACTUALLY finish our christmas shopping. [& I’m wearing my new beauty, because I would NOT let him wrap it. spoiled].

don’t forget to enter my giveaway on {Mish Lovin’ Life’s blog}. the winner will be announced tomorrow!

7 day 'til christmas happy tuesday.

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