I know, Christmas has passed, but I'm still in the Christmas spirit ok! So don't judge me!! I felt all of the positivity exuding from all of the Christmas blog posts I'd read in the past day or so, and since I clearly didn't post on Christmas Day, I decided now was the time. Think of this as a "belated" Christmas post :)
How was everyone's Christmas? I had a lovely time hanging out with the family. Besides the fact that every Christmas I get into a little argument with my uncle about Beyonce. I fall for it every.single.year. He only starts talking bad about her because he knows I'll immediately stand up for her (ya'll know I love me some Bey). I'm not falling for it next year though, mark my words!
My family really surprised me this year for Christmas. I asked for a couple things, a makeup bag and some silver cross earrings (which I fortunately received). I ended up getting a lot more than I expected, including my biggest surprise upon opening the Christmas gift from my Pop Pop!
I got a Nikon D3100!! I was actually saving up to purchase this camera myself! I had been fussin' all month, Oprah had given it away as one of her "favorite things" this year, and just a few days before Christmas I had checked out the camera in a store, to finalize my decision! I was screaming and carrying on as soon as I started unwrapping the paper and noticed the word "Nikon" haha. Apparently everyone knew, and also knew I was going to scream lol. It was a total suprise! I'm so very thankful!
Here are a few lovely items I received from my family:
Lovely cross earrings :)
This beautiful cashmere scarf that is leopard print on one side, and paisley on the other, with fur tassels on the end. How unique! I absolutely love it!
We switched it up this year as far as food, my Pop Pop wanted fried chicken (lol), so that's what we ate! Along with, biscuits, steak, mac & cheese, collard greens, sweet potatoes, crab cakes, scallops wrapped in bacon,... It was all delicious! I took a plate home with a taste of everything (or two)!
My hair was larger than life that day... And my behind is lookin' pretty large too lol #gymmembershippending
|My dog Cocoa with her festive scarf piece haha|
|My late Grandmother in her first communion with her parents :)|
|One of my cuzzos: Clarke|
I'm headed to NYC for the second annual "New Years Eve Celebration with the Crew". This time it's going to be bigger and better. More friends, more fun!! I'm heading over on the 30th (which is my friend's bday) to celebrate at his bday party. Then NYE we're going to be eating hors d'oeuvres/drinking champagne/looking fabulous until we head out to party hop until the New Year!
I'll be heavily documenting this trip, I can't wait to show you guys! I even have a little something something I came up with to really capture the essence of my New Year's Eve of 2010!
I can't wait for the New Year to begin. I feel like this is going to be a great year for me. Now that I'm graduated from college, this is the time to dip and dabble into different fields, see what I want and do not want to do. It's all about discovery and determination. No better time than now, right?! I'm going to make a list of goals (career and personal) that I want to achieve in 2011, and actually follow through with them!!
Are you making any New Year's Eve Resolutions?
*photography by: aphlyonthewallphotography.com and me!