December 15, 2010

Christmas, Work and the Plunge

December has FLOWN by! I had high hopes for my blog during this reflective season of advent but with only 2 days left until we leave on our Christmas trip I am not sure we will get much blogging in. Phil and I are both in need of a serious vacation. We are both blessed with vacation time during this time of year. We will be taking off on Friday and we will return home to Lafayette on Christmas Eve. We will have seven glorious days off to do as we please and then when we return home I will have another 7 glorious days off to do as I please! Our holiday plans are different this year than they have ever been. We decided to combine old tradition with new tradition. We will kick off the week with a 2 day trip to Chicago with our friends, the Boyds. We will attending the Friday evening production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Saturday we will do some shopping and scope out the Christmas decorations. I have never been to Chicago or any major city during the holidays, so this will be a real treat. We will then venture over to Michigan where we will spend the week with friends and family in Detroit and Holland. On Christmas Eve we will head back to Lafayette to begin our own holiday traditions!

I have been doing a lot of writing for work which has left me less motivated to blog for fun. We have started a new blog series called "Hands off our Holidays" which will focus on how the alcohol industry co-opts our holidays to make a larger profit. In turn this sends the message that we can't celebrate without drinking. It has been a lot of fun to research. I have entered by birthday online more times than I ever thought was possible in order to get in to these "age restricted" websites. It is really turned out to be a great series. If you want to read the first post you may click here. Follow us on our blog throughout 2011 for updates about the various holidays as well as several calls to action. I really love my job!

The Plunge part of my title is silly I know but it is also very relevant to my thoughts right now. I am taking what I would consider a major fashion plunge. This afternoon as a treat to myself I will purchase my first pair of skinny jeans and "fake" UGG boots. I have also thought the idea of these two items was quite silly. Mainly because in college all the girls wore real UGGs and I was NOT going to pay 200 plus dollars for something that goes on my feet. Over Thanksgiving my mom bought me a pair of leggings to wear under jeans to keep my legs warm and I loved the look of the "skinny" pant on me. So this afternoon I will head to target to make this purchase. Hope my husband likes it. He is not yet convinced :)

Until next time,

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2 comments:

kels said...

1} i think you'll love the skinny jeans. i do.

2} you can find real uggs online for sale. i bought mine that way... and yes, although they were still a little expensive, they've lasted me for 3 years now and they're still in great condition. BUT feel free to purchase whichever kind you'd like.

and finally
3} I'M SO JEALOUS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE WHITE CHRISTMAS!!! SO SO SO SO BEYOND JEALOUS!!! AND YOU'LL LOVE CHICAGO AT CHRISTMAS- IT'S AMAZING. okay, enough yelling. :) can't wait for new year's day!

Amanda @ Heart Tree Home said...

ha, nathan hates my skinny jeans, but i think they're cute and i got a great deal on them at urban outfitters ($10 each!) i think he's warming up to them though... or he just keeps his mouth shut :-)

you will like them!