Christmas 2011 was wonderful!
We were lucky enough to see many of our favorite family and friends in New York,
to enjoy the cold to see some snow flurries but no big bad storm like last year (thank goodness!), and to sleep in for a couple of days. Ahhh – it was nice. We were, once again, reminded why we are so blessed! Icing on the cake: we were were home, in Charleston, by Christmas Eve night. A perfectly balanced holiday week. Success!
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We received wonderful gifts from family – thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
As for Scott and I, we went big this year without really meaning to (purchasing for the future). Let’s just say that the Southwest credit card was a-smokin’ this week! Oh well. Life is short and Ramon Noodles are cheap.
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Our big purchases that are assumed to last 5+ years…
1. A new microwave (that continues to live in his box). But oh yeah, you already knew that!
2. An awesome camera…The Canon Rebel T2i
I need to sleep with the manual under my pillow, grad school comps-style. Girlfriend’s got a lot to learn, but I am confident that I’ll get the hang of it. It is already 100% clear that this camera is one million times better than my digital camera that we’ve been using from the beginning of my college days (ahem, 12 years ago?!). This is like a gift for you guys, too. Pics on the blog should be much easier on the eye now – YAY! AND…extra special bonus? No more I-need-a-new-camera whining from →this girl←. You’re welcome.
Thanks for camera suggestions on Facebook, friends. We were thisclose to getting the Nikon D3100!
3. A gorgeous new car…A 2011 Honda CR-V SE in Opal Sage
[My heart pitter patters.]
It was only a year and a half ago that we got our Mazda 5. She will be missed, but we are Honda-lovers through and through and couldn’t pass up a great deal!
We’ve been bonding over Zac Brown Band (both albums) and the new Gavin DeGraw-Sweeter. I’ve been parking far away and driving much slower than usual. Yup, we’re in the honeymoon stage. ♥
I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas 2011. Who else can’t believe it’s already over?
2012 is just around the corner!!!
p.s. 70 degrees and sunny the next 2 days!!!
Beach Count: 64
High Temperature: 69° (and beautiful!)