holidays

Silent Night


Daniel and I are back home after five days in Oklahoma.  We're spending the last hours of our first married Christmas with our feet up watching my favorite movie for this time of year, The Family Stone.  
I can't say our first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs. was perfect, and I won't try to portray it to be so.  Figuring out where to be when with both of our families in the same city was a little challenging, but overall we're thankful for the time we were able to spend at each home.  

But most of all, we're thankful for this sweet, sweet news:



"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"



Merry Christmas, dear friends. Soak up these last few moments, and sleep in heavenly peace tonight.

-J




Home for Christmas

Daniel and I packed up the car and headed to Tulsa this morning.   As soon as we crossed the Oklahoma state line, we were greeted with this:



The whole drive looked like a painting.  Daniel kept saying he felt like we were in a snow globe.  We made it safely, though, and now we're sitting in Daniel's parents living room waiting on a very delicious-smelling chicken pot pie to come out of the oven.  

Cheers to our first married Christmas, and finding this sweet thing hanging from the Rocks' mantle upon our arrival!



-J



Christmas Came Early

Christmas is NINE DAYS AWAY (how did that happen?), so this whole twelve days of Christmas challenge is well underway! And we had a very busy weekend because of it. On the first day I baked banana bread for our neighbors, then we went to Louie's to watch the Thunder whoop up on the Lakers :)



Daniel and I also ended up exchanging gifts this weekend  This wasn't planned, but when I got home Thursday (I get home an hour before he does, so it was kind of inevitable) there was a giant box from a bike shop on our doorstep.  Daniel knows I've been wanting to get into triathlons but don't own a road bike--well, now I do! Thanks, boo!

Because of that, I decided to go ahead and set his gift up before he got home Friday.  Now, we are not big drinkers, but Daniel really loves trying new drinks every once in a while, especially when it involves sitting around catching up with his best friends.  So, I thought it'd be fun to provide him with this:


The cart is vintage and I collected the different sets of glasses (champagne flutes, cocktail glasses, whiskey glasses, shot glasses, three different types of beer glasses) from various places, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  It was fun to put together, and he loved it!  So if any of you are still looking for gift ideas for your man--here you go :)

Have a fantastic week, friends!

-J