Christmas Recap

Hey Internet! So I’m here (better late than never) to share with you about my Christmas!

Things have been nutso around these parts since christmas – I went home for 4 days, worked for 4 days, my mom came down here for 4 days, I worked for 2 days and then I spent 2 days DYING. And now here we are! My goal for this next semester/year is to post 2-3 times a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes a bonus day on the weekends. So we will see how that goes.

But today I want to recap my Christmas visit home!

Christmas Recap

Day One

Day 1

So, This day I woke up at 4 am so my lovely roommate could drive me to the airport.  I was SUPER excited to be in the airport (See picture 1). I got into Chicago and spent the rest of the day with my mom doing last minute shopping and wrapping (not pictured) and then some of my best friends came over to hang out and eat pizza and watch me try desperately not to fall asleep after a super long day (see picture 3). It was magic and so nice to see these girls after so many months. I was so thankful they came out to see me on what was super short notice (totally my bad). They left a little after midnight and I hardcore passed out from exhaustion.


Day 1 Bonus


Bonus: Look at the shirt Old Roommate gave me! She knows me so well!

Day 2

Day 2


I didn’t take a lot of photos on day two, but it was great. I baked cookies with my mom, saw my second cousin and great aunt and then went to Wildfire (and AMAZING steakhouse) with my dad and step-mom. Then I wrapped some more presents and went to bed so the next day we could Christmas!

Day 3

Day 3


Day 3 was Christmas eve. My dad and step mom and I had coffee, coffee cake and opened presents (One thing I got was ALL the lip balm – very exciting). Then I got to see my friend Katie and her puppies!! It was so fun that I forgot to take pictures :(. We got some lunch and hung out at her apartment with the dogs for a while. It was so nice to see her.

After that she took me back to my dad’s and we headed out for dinner with the family. This was the first year we have eaten out on Christmas Eve, and we had a lot of fun!

After dinner I headed over to my mom’s parents’ house for Christmas.

Day 4

Day 4


Day 4 was Christmas!!! We had breakfast, opened presents and then had lunch. It was great to spend the day with my family before heading out that night to go back home. After I got home the roommates and I opened stockings. It was a magical Christmas, and even though I had to leave way too early, it was great to see all my family and so many friends. Not to mention that Santa was GOOD to me this year! In addition to a camera from my mom (it’s not a DSLR – I’m not ready to learn all that fancy-ness but it is way nicer than what I have been using (which in most cases has been my phone)), I also got a lot of other stuff. (just as a disclaimer, we go WAY overboard in my family. I am aware that this is crazy-pants.):

Santa Collage


I think I’m going to highlight some of my favorites later this week, but for now lets just say I am one lucky lady.

What was your favorite part of Christmas?


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4 Responses to Christmas Recap

  1. I would like to join the horizontal running team. When are try outs? Thanks!

  2. meagan says:

    so much fun crammed into four days 🙂 my family also goes overboard on christmas presents…but why not??!

  3. bex stark says:

    even at 4am you are beautiful . . .

  4. Alex says:

    I need that shirt, I absolutely despise running. Looks like you had an awesome balance of friends and family this weekend. Your Christmas tree is so pretty, I can’t believe all the gifts under the tree!

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