Friday, January 8, 2016

Hodge Podge Catch-Up

Hi friends! Long time, no talk. I'm so sorry that I've been MIA the past month. I've been really busy with work and well, life. No excuses though. I just haven't been making my blog my priority lately and I'm working on that. I can't promise I'll be perfect with posting but I will definitely try my best! I wanted to catch y'all up on what's been up with me...

Christmas was a whirlwind but oh so sweet. I had to work Christmas eve so right afterwards I hopped in the car and headed home! That night I wrapped Christmas presents, ate dinner, and watched old home videos with my family before heading to bed. Here I am standing next to our GIGANTIC Christmas tree when I got home. I also immediately enjoyed a glass of bubbly.

For the first time in my life, I had to be woken up Christmas morning. I think I can attribute that to being exhausted from working full-time. Adulting probz. I did a pretty poor job of taking pictures on Christmas but here are some of the moments I captured...

I chew a lot of gum. Oops...don't tell my dentist!

Our family loves scratch off lottery tickets. My Dad got my Mom a BUNCH! So we sipped mimosas and scratched away.

Here is my delicious side dish before going into the oven to roast.

My Momma and I

My parents at our beautiful table.

So I'm a wee bit of a perfectionist and I like to decorate the table but frankly didn't have time since I didn't get home till Christmas eve night. But my Mom did such a wonderful job!

Those are the only photos from Christmas day. Oops. The next morning we left to head out to visit my grandparents. But first we took a photo :)

Then Monday, it was back to work. Can you tell we're excited?

I saw this on Facebook and cracked up because it' 

Then it was New Year's Eve! After my Tigers whooped the Sooners (Sorry, Molly ;))...I hurried to get ready and head out with my friends. 

My bestie from high school came up too.

The rest of the weekend was pretty laid back. I hung out with my friend, Sara, and her precious puppy. I'm beyond obsessed. 

On Sunday, we headed to a local pub to watch the Panthers' game. 

Phew, that was a lot of catching up. I've had a full life recently but I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. The days I have down time I find myself itching for something to do. I just have the personality that loves to be around people and doing something constantly. Don't get me wrong, I like my downtime but I can handle it in small doses. I will try my hardest to be better about blogging. Y'all are like my friends and I hate that I haven't been around lately. Let me know what you'd like me to blog about in 2016...I would love to hear from y'all! Have a great day, friends xoxoxo

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  1. Hahaha oh so funny! All your Christmas pictures are gorgeous. And the side dish looks just like something I would make. YOU BETTER BE BETTER ABOUT BLOGGING ;) And also we must be the same person because I saw that picture on Facebook or something too and screenshotted it to my family because #sotrue and that puppy is so cute I want that precious thing!

    1. I'm going to try my best about being better!!!!

  2. We missed you Lauren! But I am happy to see you are having a great time :) I absolutely LOVE all your pictures and outfits! You look flawless!

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    - Seri

    1. Thanks so much, Seri! You're the best! Hope you're doing well :)

  3. Haha I sent that picture about data to my family too!!! #firstworldproblems I love that you've been having so much fun lately! That's what life is all about! Here's to a happy and relaxed new year!

    1. You're so right...happy new year, Kylie!

  4. Happy New Year Lauren! I was wondering if you were ok. Glad you are back and it sounds like you had a great holiday season with family and friends. The picture of you and your mom is beautiful. Have a great weekend!

  5. I'm glad I'm not the only blogger who has been MIA lately. Life gets busy (and we don't even have kids yet! Who knows how those blogger mamas do it!)

    Glad you had a great holiday season! I just blogged about my Xmas today too haha.