Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time...

This time of year means many things to me...holiday baking with my mom, ice skating and Christmas shopping with a few of my besties in OKC, The Rader Ranch Christmas Extravaganza, sprinkled with festive attire and a few holiday parties here and then my favorite part-the giving.
A couple of weekends ago I went to OKC to spend some time with my girlfriends. We ate sushi at Budda Tao, did a little shopping, had dinner at Cheesecake Factory, went ice skating downtown and then went to look at Christmas lights.
Here's a picture of Becky and I at the ice skating rink.

It was cold if you can't tell by my Rudolph Red nose. I fell once on my knee and decided that perhaps I am too old and unathletic for such things, but I sure felt festive while doing it!

The next day Becky and I went to Life Church in Edmond. Life Church is a non-denominal church that is based out of OKC, but has satelitte locations all over the nation. You can view sermons at http://www.lifechurchtv.com/. If you live in the OKC area and want to hear some amazing Christmas music, this is the place!

Afterwards, we grabbed brunch at The Bagel Cafe (one of my favorites) and then I loaded my stuff and headed to Norman to see Caitlin who was a camper of mine when I worked at Camp Balcones Springs. We had a late lunch at BJ's Brewhouse and then I headed back to Texas.

As you know if you've been following my blog, the hubs was gone ALL LAST WEEK to San Antonio. He got in Friday evening and we got around and went to The Rader Ranch Christmas Extravaganza. It was fun, but we didn't close 'er down like last year. Marty was tired so we got there about 9 p.m. and left around midnight. Here's a picture of Jocelyn and me before we left our house.


The following night we had another Christmas party. I was SO excited about wearing my dress, but am SO disappointed in the pictures. I look greasy for some reason-so frustrating! But, we had a great time and their tablescape looked fabulous! Just like something out of Better Homes & Gardens or something!

Marty and I in front of the fireplace. How do you make "dewy" not look "greasy"??? Any ideas??? I was going for a slightly smokey eye and nude lips. I failed.

And for your viewing pleasure...


My dad got these hats on a trip to Russia. We came across them last weekend and I kept thinking, "'Cause baby it's cold outside..." *lol* I hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas! God has blessed us SO abundantly and I hope we've been able to give some of that back this year in some small way. I'm all about paying it forward! Speaking of which, I am planning on hostessing my first giveaway as soon as I reach 100 followers!!! So tell your friends!!!

Merry Christmas Y'all!!!

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19 comments:

Sweet Simplicity said...

That gold dress is amazing! You look great!

Amy Lynn said...

hahahaha, I love the hats!!!

Nezzy said...

Oh get out of the city, ya'll look marvelous! The hats are a real hoot! You and your hub take care and have a wonderful Christmas with your fam. Gotta' run another batch of pies are done.....

God bless ya'll!!!

Elizabeth said...

You don't look greasy at all. Love your look :)

Poolside with the Girls said...

I love the hats!

You look amazing in the dress and your hair looks fab so I don't have any advice for you.


Merry Christmas!

*Kendra* said...

You look super cute! Merry Christmas!

Lil' Woman said...

lol....love your Russian hats! : )

Iva said...

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Kristen said...

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Kristin said...

I hope you had a beautiful holiday lady. You looked just fabulous all dolled up!

Iva said...

you look great!! love the hats!! ;)

Cola├žo said...

ohhh cute hats! XD

MissJody said...

Ha! Ha! Love the hats!

Ice skate?
Your amazing.

Renee said...

You looked adorable!

Miss Oklahoma USA 2010 said...

Yes! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!:) Ok, now I'm totally new to this blog thing and i totally need your help! How on earth do you get cute backgrounds like you have?!

Kristen said...

I hope you had an amazing Christmas!

Taylor-made Wife said...

Love the hats!!lol. I don't think you look greasy at all. Love the dress. How did it go getting him to dress up?

kate said...

thank you! your blog is adorable! im still learning how to use mine...decorate my page and stuff...hope you had a great Christmas! :)

kate said...

we got a GREAT deal! samsung 46" at Sam's Club for $796!!!