Coffee Talk

Well, hello! Happy Sunday! It’s been quite the full weekend around here, and it’s not over yet! I’m definitely feeling the Christmas spirit. We kicked off the weekend with my husband’s office holiday party. I wore my cold shoulder LBD with the pink suede pumps and I felt great. It was nice to be warm — long sleeves are definitely the way to go this time of year!

party-ready

Here’s a picture of me with my husband. My daughter took it, and it turned out pretty good considering the lighting situation (or lack thereof!)

paul-and-jl

We got up early yesterday morning for family pictures. I coerced a friend into meeting us at a wooded trail to shoot them for us so we didn’t have to mess around with a tripod, and we got some fun shots. I came right home and put my Christmas cards together and ordered them from Minted. I’m happy to have that task off my plate!

Minted has the thing where you can upload a spreadsheet with all your addresses, and they print them on the envelopes for you. Best. Invention. EVER. I’ve always hand-addressed my Christmas cards, but I’m officially a convert to this method. When they arrive, we just have to stuff and stamp and pop them in the mail!

We also managed to fit in another outfit photo shoot, so I was feeling pretty accomplished by lunchtime.

My parents arrived soon after that, and we played a few games and then went to an early dinner before my daughter’s holiday show. It was all music, a mix of secular and sacred as well as some clever comical numbers, and we had a great time.

christmas-spectacular

Today we went back to her 2nd performance, and I just got home. I’m supposed to go to the Nordstrom private holiday shopping party tonight, but my accomplices are dropping like flies, so I’m not sure it’s going to happen. I don’t really want to go alone, although it’s a 10-point shopping night, so maybe I should go and do some Christmas shopping. I’m also considering taking my older daughter… we’ll see.

I hope you’re having just as festive a weekend as I am! If you did anything fun and seasonal, share in the comments!