christmas + an update

DSC_0732 this past week has been hectic ... long ... but good. i've gotten home later in the evenings than usual making it very hard to get any photos since the sun has already set. this mostly explains my absence here the past few days. however, things are starting to calm down now that the holidays have passed and i have a handful of posts planned for the next week. so here is what you've missed ...
-my sister and i have started taking a bar method class also known as the hardest workout i've done since my ballet years (i got approval from my doctor first) . last saturday was our first class and i literally could not walk for the next few days. we just got done with our second class and i can tell things are heading in that same direction.
-i had my second doctors appointment since i've been pregnant and we got to hear the baby's heart beat which was really amazing.
-camden and i went to the ballet west production of the nutcracker on christmas eve. i hadn't been in years and we both had so much fun.
-camden, unfortunately, came down with the flu today. i'm hoping i'll stay clear of it since i had the flu shot about two months ago but i'm still being extra careful just in case.
now for christmas ... DSC_0701 DSC_0700 DSC_0725 DSC_0710 DSC_0714
we always let kramer open his presents first so he can have something to keep him busy while we open ours.  DSC_0109 DSC_0094 DSC_0106 DSC_0114 DSC_0121
we spent our christmas at our home in the morning then traveling to see family and friends the rest of the day. our christmas loot included: a few new baby accessories and toys, camden got a really nice record player, and i got a new camera that i've just started to play around with and the coolest book of all wes anderson's movies that i can't wait to share with you more. how were all of your christmases??


  1. Merry Christmas! Sounds like you had a great holiday! AND YES- Barre classes, so hard, but yet so much fun! And it's crazy how quickly you start to see results.

  2. Ohhh I recieved the same Wes Anderson book! And new camera, way exciting! That bar class sounds intense but ideal. My Christmas was wonderful, I am glad yours was!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  3. cute dog!! And congratulations on the baby. A Christmas miracle:) www.mydirtysho.es

  4. I love your blog-you take such beautiful photos! You got some great prezzies too!

    I did a Christmas haul if you'd like to look:


    Congrats on the baby, so exciting! xx

  5. Such cute photos and I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas :) I don't like the sound of that bar class much though hah. Glad you're sticking with it! x

  6. Merry Christmas lovely!
    So exciting that you got to hear your baby's heartbeat =)

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  7. Looks like you had yourself a nice Christmas. The pup really likes his presents! Did you see the I Love Lucy Christmas Special? I taped it but have not watched it yet.

  8. Sounds like a lovely Christmas :)

    Erin // http://www.erinoxnam.com

  9. Sounds like you've had a really lovely (if very busy!) Christmas time! And how amazing that you've got to hear your baby's heartbeat, it must have been magical! xx
    The Cup and Saucer

  10. Loving the photo of Kramer with his new toy! )

  11. It's amazingly surprising, but me and my husband went to the ballet Nutcracker two days ago and yes it was wonderful! Merry Xmas and happy holidays! By the way, I'm totally in love with Wes Anderson's movies =)

  12. I just adore your blog! Happy Holidays and congrats on the baby news... and I have been wondering about this bar method business. It sounds like an incredible workout!

  13. Lol cause we both had mirror pictures in our posts hahah we just think alike I suppose!

  14. your christmas looks absolutely lovely! we try to space out when our pup opens her gifts because she is so spoiled and thinks every present is for her! also, i completely agree about barre being the most difficult workout ever. the first time i did it, i thought it would be easy peasy...i was quickly proven wrong and was in pain for several days. but it's soooo worth it!

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  16. Good for you for working out while still being pregnant! I'm sure a lot of people might argue with that, but I think it's wonderful! Also, I got that Wes Anderson book too and I LOVE IT! It's so awesome!



  17. that wes anderson book -- i need!!!