The Day After

Sometimes Gracefully Sometimes Gracefully Sometimes Gracefully Sometimes GracefullyAnd just like that, Christmas is over. The gifts are given, opened, and enjoyed. The anticipation builds and builds and soon your in your bed, wrapped in a fleece blanket, and thanking the Lord for an opportunity to sleep. I hope your holiday was both joyful and exhausting. That seems to be my combination of feelings every year!

Darrin and I traveled back homeΒ earlyΒ on Christmas morning. We spent 6 hours jamming to a specially made Christmas playlist {crafted by the best redhead in town} while trying to make sure we didn’t hit a patch of ice and send our car into the snow bank. Waking up early on Christmas morning in order to hop in our car and drive through a mini-snowstorm didn’t seem very “festive”…so we found a picture of a Christmas tree on Darrin’s phone and kept that up as a little “Christmas car decor” while we drove through corn field after corn field. I like to think that our little cyber tree inspired us to drive efficiently and make it back successfully in time for my side’s Christmas party. Thanks, virtual tree.

I hope you find some time to relax today! Can’t wait to share pictures of our holiday adventure next week! πŸ™‚

Have a happy Thursday!


  • Reply jennifer prod December 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

    jealous of that hat- so cute! glad your christmas was happy and looking forward to all your photos from the celebration πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jamie December 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

    My Christmas was definitely exciting and extremely exhausting! I hate when Christmas is over, but I’m also glad that all of the stress that comes with it is over! So glad you guys managed not to end in a snow bank & that you had a piece of Christmas with you on your travels πŸ˜‰

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

    • Reply Grace Beekman December 30, 2013 at 12:24 am

      I’m with ya, girl! The stress of Christmas is most often mixed with my anticipation …so once that’s over, it’s such a relief!

  • Reply haley December 27, 2013 at 12:15 am

    You look amazing in that hat–wish I had one!

    Colour Me Classic

  • Reply Kimberley Pavao December 27, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Seriously loving that hat!

    xoxo, KP

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • Reply Lauren amaryllis dawn December 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

    What a fun hat! So adorable

    Amaryllis dawn

  • Reply xavier salvat December 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Nice Hat!!

    The Balmain Atelier

  • Reply Grace Beekman December 30, 2013 at 12:22 am

    You are definitely lucky! Christmas was so cold here in Minnesota! Now I’m ready for spring! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply PiecesofMyWorld by Dominika January 25, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Yay I have almos similar hat πŸ˜€ By the way the first picture is amazing =)
    Pieces of my
    world by Dominika

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