Thursday, January 3, 2013

on my holidays.

i gotta admit, the 2012 holiday season was good to me. while i love christmas, i would think most people love this time of the year. everything slows down, work is quiet, and it's ok to have just *one* more cookie.
i kicked off my christmas celebration by heading home to virginia for a few days, where i hung out with my parents, visited brian's family and enjoyed the twinkling christmas lights that cut through the dark country nights. my whole family headed back to new york on christmas eve to visit, and my sister stayed with me in my tiny studio apartment for four whole nights where we had nary a fight. it was truly a christmas miracle - thanks baby jesus! we went to our favorite italian restaurant, church on christmas morning and ate the same quiche as last year along with some babka and rugelach from a local jewish bakery that stays open on christmas - thanks for the diversity new york! we closed out christmas day on long island as we always do, filled with family and lots (and lots) of food.
we had a few quiet days leading up to new year's, including brian and i sharing dinner at his apartment where we sat in new chairs that only took us three months of arguing to buy. truly, truly grand - thanks overstock.com!
and finally, new year's, in which we ladies curled our hair, wore our tightest dresses and affixed our longest fake eyelashes as is required by the holiday's standards. we hosted a low-key gathering at my apartment followed by ringing in the new year at a local wine bar that wasn't too crowded, sabered a few champagne bottles for the crowd and gave us matching fake tattoos as we welcomed 2013 into our lives. it was a pretty darn perfect NYE. who knows - maybe that means we'll have a pretty darn perfect 2013, too.

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  1. Good times! You look so pretty and happy in all of these photos.

    And now that the holidays are over, we have to hang out again soon!

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    1. um YES and YES. and when i'm over this awful, no good, very bad cold.

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  2. What a good Christmas you had. Glad you and your sister were able to spend some time together (4 days is a lot!) and also glad you were able to see the rest of your fam (and Brian's too).

    Your New Year's Eve looked super fun! We had dinner at Zanner's parents house and then watched a movie where I fell asleep before midnight. I'll take a gander and say I'm getting old, EXCEPT I'M NOT.

    Also the picture of you with the wassail... GORGEOUS. And the pic of you and Tina on NYE... H.O.T. Ow Owww.

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    1. oooo but i do like low-key new year's eve. and just because you don't stay up to midnight on the only night it matters all year does not mean you're old, i agree! i bet many a night in 2012 you stayed awake until and past midnight, so do not measure your oldness by nye. (at least that's what i think).

      and THANK YOU for your sweet comments...i honestly love the holidays because of the low-lighting - everyone looks better ;)

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  3. It must be said that you had perfect hair in every single one of these photos. Jealous. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday – I love the picture of the Empire State Building all lit up like Christmas, and I am also seriously coveting those beautiful tufted dining chairs!

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  4. sounds just perfect.

    {and the chairs bit made me laugh. thanks for the much needed hysterics.}

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  5. Colleen, you look gorgeous as always! & It sounds like your Holiday season was wonderful! Love the fake "metal" tattoos that yall have on! & the I believe in Santa shirt is so cute!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  6. Sounds like you had some wonderful holidays! Your NYE dress is HOT :) Great start to 2013 for sure!

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  7. Sounds like a great holiday, and a really fun NYE! How nice that you had enough time off work to enjoy a visit to VA, and also to soak up the holidays in New York. A wine bar for NYE sounds like a great time! Hope 2013 is a memorable year for you :)

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  8. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday season! I'm glad that you and your sister were able to spend a few days together - and without fighting! Lady you were looking GOOD on new year's eve!! Also, I'm glad to know that we are not the only couple that fights/deliberates over furniture. We have been discussing a new entertainment center for 5 months and just recently landed on a design we can move forward with - yay us!

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  9. Your NYE seems like it was awesome - happy 2013! May it be bubbly and bright!

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  10. Looks like you had a fun NYE :) Happy New Year to you!

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