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Our White Christmas

We had a great Christmas with our families.

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My nephew Maddox is almost two so he’s so much fun at holidays now.

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Our precious few days off were spent playing around with my new iPhone lenses,

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attending Christmas Eve mass,

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playing Christmas charades,

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playing Dirty Santa,

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and soaking in as much family time as possible.

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We had to cut our Christmas festivities short because we suddenly found ourselves under a blizzard warning. Yep, you read that correctly. Little Rock’s first white Christmas in 80 years.

We went to bed Christmas evening with this scene. . .

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and woke up to this. Ten inches of fluffy, glorious, fresh snow!

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Oh, and no electricity. Womp. Womp.

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We finally ventured out for supplies (read: coffee) and after several stops to clear fallen trees out of the road with a chainsaw, we found ourselves at the only place in town with electricity and caffeine.

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Gas station coffee and a corndog? Best breakfast ever when you’re snowed in without power.

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Jacob and I were a little delayed getting back to Fayetteville and it was hard to leave the snow, but we had a great Christmas nonetheless!

p.s. our dear friends Randy and Tamara (the ones who live in Switzerland) made a year-in-review video from clips they shot every day of last year and Jacob and I (and more importantly, Lois) make a cameo at the end. Watch it and be jealous of their awesome lives!

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Turkey Day Round Two

Well, so much for life slowing down. I am beyond busy at work and home this week, so this post I started on Monday morning is just now getting written. Story of my life.

After our Thanksgiving in Cabot, we drove back to Fayetteville to get ready for the Razorbacks’ last game of the season. It was freezing and we lost, but my parents came and at least we were able to sit with them.

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Friday evening we took my family to see the Lights of the Ozarks on the Downtown Fayetteville Square.

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After we got home from the lights, my mom and I planned out our second feast of the holiday weekend. We prepped until 1:30 a.m. and got up at 6 to start over again.

Since Jacob and I spent our Thanksgiving with his family, I decided to cook for my family on Saturday. My mother-in-law, brother-in-law and nephew came up as well so we had a full house. After 12 hours on my feet and a giant meal, I was exhausted and full but it was oh so worth it.

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After dinner we bundled up and headed back to the Square to show our nephew Maddox the lights.

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I think it’s safe to say the little guy was impressed.

It was a long weekend, but it was so nice to have two Thanksgiving dinners, two outings to see the lights – basically two holidays. In fact, can we have Thanksgiving again? This week has about done me in.

Cheers to the (almost) weekend!

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