It was a surprisingly good Christmas. Not that I have had bad ones. The past few years, they have been full of amazing memories. It’s just that this Christmas seemed more practical. We accepted the gifts we got and gave the people we care about gifts that they would actually use. I am guilty of last minute shopping. My payday has always fallen around Christmas Eve. SO I have to trek to every single busy store and fall back on my savings. This time around,however, I planned and set a budget, thanks to cash only purchases. I was still wary of Target credit card hack, even though majority of the stores I went to had new credit card systems. Any who, it was awesome and I tried to document it as much as possible with my camera. It was great practice and it was nice to hang out with my mom while she was sick.
So here are a few photos that I snapped of the Christmas.
A start to a wonderful holiday with one of several holiday mugs I was gifted. I love mugs!
All the presents waiting to be open. I worked really hard on wrapping BTW.
Look at all the colors. I was proud that I could actually take a photo that didn’t need a lot of editing.
My local news channel played nonstop Christmas music (Be still my beating heart! Absolute Heaven.) and added a yule log to add to the festivities.
All of the mugs that I collected for the day. Behind them is my moms new kitchen rotisserie (To many appliances).
Mom’s bf got a new toy from me. It was crazy to try and fly that thing. I failed, but at least I tried.
So excited to try these games as a family. I already won at Connect 4 (Queen!).
It’s cold, so I got reindeer slippers. Loads of socks, a scarf, and my all time need for a bad hair day, a knit cap.
I have been trying to bake, so this was to help NOT burn myself. It has happen a time or two.
Yep. It was needed.
Sailor moon from the Library. I also got Death Note as well to read. A wonderful lavender candle closed the day out for a Christmas nap
I went to the movies after my nap and one of close friends got me an awesome gift as you can see.
It was an amazing day and it was great to spend time with my family. I did get a bit depressed when we didn’t hear from my sister, but I caught a second wind to get things done and I am hoping that I can keep my spirits up for the rest of my break.
Okay! Here is a close up look of my Banned Books Socks from Book Riot. They are super cute.
Godiva truffles. Yum!!!
My friend went to Huntington Beach and brought back some souvenir
A Sea shell
A Out Of Print Gift from Book Riot
This book has been my little journal for the year and I can’t wait to keep feeling it with my thoughts.
Until next time! I hope you all enjoy my little Christmas gallery and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday or just a regular day!
I forgot to post pictures from my trip back home to Mountain View, CA. It was a fun, quick, and productive trip and I took LOADS of pictures.
I love to be away from it all. To visit and see new and exciting places for just one bit. It seems I wouldn’t know how to do that if it hit me in the ass. Planning that is. I have so many ideas of where I want to travel, but this thing called procrastination withholds me from completing it.
Sad. Really sad.
So I have taken some time off to do 5ks and to go to concerts. However, those are in town. What about out of town?
Where do I go for a real vacation outside of my comfort zone?
Different festivals and exciting venues occur in theses areas…I just need to step it up a bit.