Merry Christmas!

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday!  Growing up, it was definitely because of the gifts.
🙂 Now, it’s because I get to spend time with my family.  Last night, my maternal side had Christmas Eve dinner a day early.  It was awesome seeing my grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I especially enjoyed meeting my two new baby cousins.  Most important, I get to spend time with Southern Mom!  We’ve hung out, talked, cooked together, and even did a little shopping!  Tonight, we’re going to see Christmas lights.

I’m excited about going to visit my paternal side on Christmas Day for our annual family dinner.  Southern Dad and I get to hang out a little, which we haven’t really done since I moved to DC.  Although I won’t get to meet my Godson this time, I can’t wait to see my other family members.  Southern Cousin and I are getting our run in on Wednesday, and the rest of the clan is supposed to go see “Django Unchained” later in the day. 

I missed out on spending time with family last year, so I’m enjoying every moment of being back in my home state.  And I think my family has and will enjoy it, too.  Especially my older cousins that still pick on me.  And I wasn’t ready for my younger cousin, who alerted me to his high school graduation next year, saying “Yes, ma’am” when I confirmed that he was in fact a senior.  I told him to pump his brakes-you don’t have to call me “ma’am”!  But I am glad to see his parents are raising him right.  Those children in DC don’t say it. 

So, whatever your traditions, make sure to enjoy this time with family and friends.  But don’t forget the most important reason for this season-Jesus.  I wish you all a happy, safe, joyful, and blessed holiday!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Christmas 2011

Pile of gorgeous gifts

While I wasn’t able to spend Christmas with all of the people I loved, I had a very enjoyable holiday; I hope you guys did, too.  The Boy and I exchanged gifts, my Granny gave me a beautiful bracelet, and I even bought myself a few things. 🙂 Southern Parents and I will exchange our gifts later.  Since I wasn’t able to travel to SC, I shipped my gifts to my Godmother.  I’m not sure they reached her in time, but she told me not to worry.  I’m salty with USPS though, because it looks like my package was chilling in Atlanta for 2 days….there’s nothing I can really do about it, but I’m still pissed.

I was able to hang out with some old friends and meet some new acquaintances at two holiday parties earlier this month.  At my PT job on Christmas Eve, two of my co-workers were surprised with a gifts from our team members.  I was very excited I could take part in making someone’s holiday a little bit brighter.  And it warms my heart when deserving people are pleasantly surprised.  And I must say that I blushed a little when The Boy called me last night and told me he just wanted to hear my voice. *hearts in eyes* (Ok, enough with the swooning.)

All in all, my Christmas was great.  I ate what I wanted, including Southern Mom’s Apple Cake she baked just for me.  I plan on going to do some light shopping today, not Christmas related, but for some essentials that are needed.  And I may even take myself to the movies, courtesy of one of my gifts, but we’ll see how my day goes.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Christmas Break

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!  You’re favorite Southern girl is getting ready to travel to be with the family for the holidays and is taking a break! I want you all to be safe (if you’re travelling) and enjoy your family and friends.  Don’t forget that Jesus is the reason for the season!  Don’t fret, I won’t be gone long; I’ll be back next week with celebration updates and my “2010-Year in Review” posts.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!