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Christmas Glimpses

Before we fully move on to 2013, I couldn't help but to share a few more Christmas photos from our wonderful December.

Mid-month, several of the Charlotte bloggers got together in uptown Charlotte for a dinner and ornament exchange that my friend Classic Annie put together.




We had fun stealing each others' ornaments and being "that table" at the restaurant, Aria ... nothing like a fun girls' night!  I ended up with this gorgeous animal print ornament.  Perfect for me, right?!


One Saturday night before Christmas, our friends Sarah and Cameron hosted a gorgeous Christmas party at their home.







Sarah was the perfect hostess ... the cocktails and dessert were divine.  Martha has nothin' on her.

The Friday before Christmas, Ian and I celebrated together.  We opened gifts and went to a nice dinner at Zink. 

I got him cowboy boots and a North Face vest.  He was so excited about both!
 

He loves those boots, and I have to say ... he looks mighty fine in them!
  

Ian got me a gift card to my very favorite spa in Charlotte, Ballantyne Resort.  Oh my goodness, it's my total guilty pleasure.  I spend hours there taking advantage of all the amenities ... fitness room, steamroom, sauna, lounge with magazines and tea!
   

One more package remained under the tree, and I was pretty sure what the box contained...
   


My first ever "big girl" camera!  I went with the Nikon D3100.  I've loved it since the first photo I took with it.  Sentimental me wanted to make sure the first photo I ever took with it was a special one, so of course it was of Drake.  :)
   


And some photos before New Years Eve with Drake.  Love this sweet, sweet guy.
   



Thanks for letting me share a few more special Christmas memories.  I am already counting down the days until December 1st when our home can be decorated for the holidays again!

14 comments:

  1. Aw, it looks like y'all had a really good Christmas. Have fun with you new big girl camera! xo, Maria

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  2. I'm pretty sure I had the same reaction to my camera! I've wanted it for so long!! You look ah-dorable in all of these photos!

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  3. What a fun recap. It looks like you had an incredible week or two of fun! I love guilty pleasures like that spa...and being "that table" on a girls night!!! oxo

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  4. i love it! glad to see i made an appearance on the blog :)

    i've been shopping around for cameras lately - i'm thinking that it would make me a better blogger to give my peeps something pretty to look at!

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  5. aww! You were with my sweet Kate at the ornament exchange! Love her!

    Your face in the picture of you opening the camera is so so cute!! You look like a giddy little kid in the sweetest way! Hope you are loving your camera! I bought a fancy canon last christmas and I still dont know all of the cool tricks. What I really need is to take a photography class. Maybe I will take one while on maternity leave. :-)

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  6. Love the pics and the ornament! I brought that one!

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  8. Lucky you! You are going to love that camera! I splurged on a new one in October and I love it, but there is so much to learn. I am still on the look out for a fabulous camera bag - if you see one that is a must have, make sure to post about it.

    Jamie
    Cows, Corn & Country Girls

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  9. You are so photogenic, I love it! And Drake is such a sweetheart, clearly. I really enjoyed these pics - the gathering at Aria looks like it was a group of wonderful girls!

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  10. You are going to have a blast with that camera - it's gorgeous!!

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  11. haha your picture with your new camera is too precious! I want one!

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  12. What fun parties and great gifts!

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