Month: December 2015

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Christmas Flowers

In addition to the Christmas bouquet Jeff surprised me with (↑), here’s a few other things I found floating around the interwebs:

Alright folks, that’s it for today. Right now, we’re probably somewhere between West Virginia and Pennsylvania with – wait for it – our THREE dogs in tow. Send Help! 😉 Find me on Snapchat → arebori ← for more on our roadtrip adventures.

Oh, and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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On Making Christmas Traditions…

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… while we might not have as many traditions as some (yet!), we have two we’ve been doing since we started dating, and each year, we’re looking to add more. Christmas Crepe Brunch 1 Christmas Crepe Brunch 2Our first Christmas season together, Jeff took me to a cute little crepe cafe in Old Town Alexandria, and not only did I love the food, but the ambiance just captures Christmas perfectly, so much so, last weekend we had our sixth annual brunch date! If you happen to go to Fontaine Caffe & Creperie, I highly recommend a glass of their hot cider, it’s truly the best around. Also, I’m not exaggerating when I say their “Just Peachy” crepe is divine. This time I think we devoured it in approx. 4 seconds, but who’s counting. 🙂

And speaking of Old Town, their residents know how to do Christmas. ↓Old Town Alexandria 1I’m a sucker for the look of simple greenery. Roaming their streets this time of year gives me serious real estate envy.

Old Town is also where I’ve listened to Jeff sing Christmas carols at a local art gallery for the past two years.Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetAs I mentioned earlier, this is becoming a favorite tradition of mine – browsing the gallery and treating ourselves to a dinner at a local restaurant – it’s such a festive date night. Jeff's Christmas Concert 1And speaking of Jeff’s vocal talent (this is a very busy time of year for him!), the first time I met both of this parents was at his choir’s holiday concert two months after we started dating. It might sound silly, but each year it reminds me of that “new relationship” time in our lives – while I don’t love that time in our lives any more or less than where we are now, it definitely brings back all the nostalgic feelings – this year was no exception.

And last, but certainly not least, we added a new tradition to the mix …DAR Xmas 4 DAR Xmas 3 DAR Xmas 1… one of our good friends works for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and each year their headquarters – located right across from the White House – hosts a holiday open house. This year, I’m glad we took her up on the offer to attend, because they do Christmas trees right. Plus, we got to see this little one excited about seeing Santa, to absolutely fearing it, all in the matter of a few minutes. Two year olds. 🙂

Can’t believe we’re only a few days away from Christmas. I love our little traditions and I’m looking forward to adding more with each passing year!

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What I’m Loving Wednesdays…

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2015-12-09 19.33.32Here’s what caught my eye this week:

  • Have you seen this? Now to figure out what to read next.
  • Love this gift guide. Tons of great ideas for everyone in the family!
  • I just bought these shoes, on sale (they still are!), and I love them.
  • So many answers I never knew I needed.
  • I think we’re going to try to see this movie over the weekend. And no, it’s not Star Wars. Trust me, we’re seeing that too – some of us twice in a 24-hour period (I’m looking at you Jeff).
  • This seems like the perfect Christmas Eve cocktail. Who knows, I might try to make it!
  • You’ve probably seen this, but it’s almost as funny as the time he went caroling with Amy Poehler.

I hope you’re all having a great week! T-minus one week until Christmas!

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