Sunday, December 29, 2013


The holidays should be a time to enjoy family and friends who mean something to you, and that is exactly what my family does each year.  We always host Christmas, but the people who come tends to vary.  We usually hold an open house with food and drinks all day, so our friends and family are welcome to come and go as they please. 

Everybody has some sort of a Christmas tradition.  Ever since I can remember we have always had Christmas brunch.  It is my favorite tradition that my family has. After we open gifts, we indulge on egg & sausage casserole and french toast casserole.  Both of them are family recipes and are to die for.  This was the first year in quite some time that it was just my immediate family.  It was different but it was kind of nice just to spend some time as the four of us.  

This year was the latest we have ever opened gifts. I don't think we all got out of bed to come downstairs until close to ten.  I guess this is what happens when the youngest member of the house is a sixteen year old who loves his sleep.  No complaints from this girl, though.  I was able to wake up, get a quick workout in, shower, and get dressed for the day before anyone was ready to open presents.  Young or old, everyone enjoys opening gifts.  No, this is not what Christmas is all about but it is something that we all enjoy doing on Christmas.

These are a few of the gifts I received this year from Santa.

tDn gave me this Anchor Alex & Ani bracelet
 It looks so cute next to my Alpha Delta Pi bracelet that my mom got me after bid day. 

 I ended my Christmas day cuddled up by the fire watching a movie with my best friend, brother, mom, dad, and my dog.  It was the perfect ending to a great day.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


  1. Looks like a great holiday! I have a Kappa Kappa Gamma Alex and Ani bracelet in gold, and I love it! I want to get another one to pair with it. Also, love my Longchamp. I use it as my bag for classes if I don't have a ton to take with me. Love the ADPi stuff. I've been looking for a good navy hat too. I think it matches so well with so many outfits! I'm thinking I want a monogram one.

  2. Aww this looks so wonderful :) My family has a Christmas brunch too! It's always one of my favorites. We also woke up very late this year--and didn't start opening gifts till 11:30! Whoops :) So glad you had a great Christmas. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

    xo, gina