Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas at the Fox's

I had every intention of blogging about Christmas, but then the littles got sick, and well you know what happens when littles get sick, nothing gets done. They were tag teaming us on the nap schedules too. Good news is: they seem to be on the mend. No one woke up in the middle of the night last night, so that's a plus.

I guess I'll start with Christmas, we hosted 12 adults and 4 kids. Other than the meat taking an extra 2 hours then thought to cook, everything turned out great! Baby Fox had a little playmate to run around with, so he wasn't bored, and the two little kids chased the big kids around...so everything worked out in the end.

I guess I'll just start with Wednesday night. We went to church at the Bascillica in San Juan Capistrano, it was so pretty! I wish I had taken some pictures, but forgot my camera.


After church we headed back to my parents for dinner and presents. My parents went overboard to say the least. Mini Fox might have gotten a whole new wardrobe!







She wanted to put everything on...at once


No dinner is complete without some pumpkin pie and whipped cream


After we got home I made Baby Fox's birthday cake. He wanted it to have swedish fish in it...





oops, made the hole a little too big, so it started to crack, note to self, don't make the hole too big. don't worry, I fixed it with a bunch of frosting...


Morning came and Baby Fox was so excited! We did this to his door. 


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Then we woke up Mini Fox

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Finally time for presents!

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We opened a few gifts:







But we had to take a break to play with some of the gifts:




then we ate some breakfast and continued with the present opening:



The rest of the day was pretty relaxed, we had set up the tables earlier in the week, and had everything ready to go it was nice not having to run around trying to get stuff done the day of.



We took the meat out to come to room temp, and of course by the time it was ready to cook, it was still cold! Oops, which meant that it took forever for the meat to cook, but hey what can ya do?

23 pounds of prime rib
 We were supposed to eat around 5pm, but it took 2 extra hours to cook...so we did a ginger bread house


Opened gifts before dinner instead of after


good thing we had some good appetizers!

Which all got eaten...good thing it was good and there was a lot
but finally, finally the meat finished!




and my cousin sliced it up


and everyone got the food and were happy campers, especially because it turned out so good! Phew!


After dinner we did birthday cake for Baby Fox




Love the photo bomber back there
It was a great Christmas with family and friends. Next year the meat will be done on time!


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Week 3 of Winter Challenge Outfits

Back for week 3 of the Style Me Challenge: Winter Edition.  Here are my Spring Style ChallengeSummer Style Challenge and the Fall Style Challenge if you want to see what else I've done. Here is week 1 and week 2.

Like last week I was shopping my closet. I actually found an outfit that I never would have put together if I hadn't been shopping my closet, so thank you Alison for that!

So here are this weeks outfits:




Day 10

We were supposed to use a Fair Isle sweater with this one, but I don't have one, so I made do with this striped version. Plus it's been sort of hot here lately, so I figured a light weight cardigan was good enough.




Day 11

I've worn this combo so many times, but never thought to add a plaid scarf, I think it looks fantastic and will definitely be a go to when it starts to get a little colder around here. Rumor has it the high next week is 56° brrrr.... (cue eye roll from half of the world)





Day 12

My statement necklace isn't much of a statement necklace, but I like that is big but subtle, did that make sense?




P.S. those heels hurt! They are my we're doing to a long sit down dinner heels, if you know what I mean.

Day 13 - Dressy Outfit #2

Dressy Outfit number two, called for a fancy sweater, like I said last week, there is some sparkle to this shirt, you just can't see it. I added the belt and the necklace, since my shirt was "plain". I really like it.




What happens when your spouse goes on a business trip and you have a remote and a camera and all the time in the world.


Too bad the ornament was cut out, darn!



Day 14

I haven't gotten nearly as much use out of this red plaid scarf as I should! I seriously need to wear it more...or the weather needs to get a bit colder so I don't look like a weirdo wearing a scarf.





Day 15

I just changed out the pants and the shoes on this one and completely changes the outfit so much. I think I like this look a little better then Day 11 though. What do you think?






Day 16

One of my favorite outfits of the week. Maybe because I really like this sweater, it's the softest thing EVER! Let's just pretend those are jeans down there, okay? They were dirty when I was taking pictures, darn.





Now go check out some other hot ladies to see their take on the same outfits!



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