Christmas Eve-Eve Confessions

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It's finally Christmas Eve, Eve! Tonight, we'll be heading to Stephen's parents' house for a 2 night stay, then off to my parents house in Central AR for a night.

I didn't do a link-up today, just pressed for time this week and haven't had a moment of spare time to sort all that out. It'll be back next week though, so join in for Confessional Friday.

1. I'm still not finished with my shopping : ) Hey, until midnight on 12/25/11, I'm still golden. Besides there's something to be said for being a part of the last minute hustle and bustle of the stores...I like it.

2. I feel like Christmas came early for me on September 17, 2011 when we got married. That day was the ultimate gift, really. Shopping for "stuff" has been harder than usual this year, only because everything seems so trivial after a life-changing event like getting married.

3. I had fun buying toys and teeny clothes for our baby nephews and niece for Christmas. This does NOT make me want little ones anymore than I did before, but I do think we'll be the aunt and uncle that spoil our nieces and nephews rotten : )

4. I've never been so relieved to have something over than the Pen Pal match-up. The last match was sent yesterday...whew! I don't believe I'll be doing that again, so y'all better get along real good with your match, ha!

5. We've watched Elf no fewer than 4 times this month.

6. This week, I discovered the joys of cooking with wine. A splash here, a Tablespoon there and a few sips in-between. Our food tastes miles better and I'm pretty sure I feel like Emeril Lagasse in the kitchen, all cool and professional and whatnot.

7. I'm terrified to light our pilot light in the fireplace. Like, scared stiff. Stephen does it and it makes this big 'poof!' noise. I watched an episode of Nip/Tuck years ago where some lady got her face seared when she lit a kitchen stove pilot. Ever since then, I've been skiddish about lighting a pilot light.

Y'all have a great Christmas.

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. buddy the elf. what's your favorite color?

    love that movie. smiling's my favorite, too.

    hope you and stephen have a wonderful first christmas together! did you guys get a "first christmas" ornament?

  2. What a sweet analogy...your wedding as a Christmas gift!

    Wishing you the best Christmas sweetie!


  3. girl im with you on elf! Its the best movie, it is watched along with the holiday wayy to many times in my house! but they never get old :) merry christmas!

  4. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's terrified of a pilot light. I know my husband thinks I'm crazy! I'm loving the New Year, New You series you're doing, I love all the tips and encouragment. I'm definitely pumped to start working out and eating better.

  5. I fly out tomorrow morning and haven't even thought about packing. eeeep ... sitting on the couch reading blogs is the last thing I need to do but I can't help myself.

  6. I love buying little girl baby clothes for my niece too! They are just too cute. And yes, wine is the best to cook with!!!

  7. What a sweet comment about your marriage being the best gift!

    I was terrified of the pilot light in our fireplace for about a year! Ha!

    Life with Elizabeth

  8. Elf is loved in this house too! :) I'm sure your niece and nephew who live in this house will enjoy the spoiling! Ava loves to get things out that people give her and ask "who bring that to me?" ha! see y'all soon!

  9. I love the picture. The dog cracks me up. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award. Here is the link to my post with the award: http://xadayinthelifex.blogspot.com/2011/12/versatile-blog-award.html

  10. Elf is a must for the Christmas season!!

  11. Pilot lights TERRIFY me. I actually lived in a very very old apartment once which was so cute and fun to decorate, but it had a large gas generator thing for heating. I ended up having to move out!


  12. Elf is such a great movie! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  13. I can't do pilot lights either. I used to have one of those heaters in an old house that we rented that was like our grandmothers had... You had to light it every time you wanted to use it. I would rather be cold.


    Merry Christmas, sweetie. and cooking with wine is genius.


  15. As always, I enjoy reading your blog! Christmas time is hectic for everyone and I also kinda like the last minute hustle in the stores in Christmas eve! I also could watch The Elf at least once a week for 52 weeks. I think its totally acceptable!

    Merry Christmas from littlemissneverrest.blogspot.com

  16. I'm glad somebody likes last minute shopping because I HATE the crowds!

    I've never seen Elf, which I'm told I need to fix pretty quickly. Haven't seen Home Alone either, which I'm told it terrible.

    Hope you had a great Christmas!

  17. I laugh over and over every single time I watch Elf! I hope you had a great Christmas!

  18. Hope you had a wonderful first Christmas with Steven!

    Also, I could not relate more with your pilot light fear. I do not get anywhere new those things!

  19. Oh the pilot light...I am scared too! haha but I usually do it since I'm the only one in my house who gets cold enough to turn it on. Hope you got all your shopping done before midnight on Christmas ;)


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