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christmas eve(ning) wear

husband and i started a holiday tradition back when we first started dating to exchange pajamas before christmas. these then become our “wake-up and see what santa brought us” attire that year.
i love holiday traditions and can’t wait to continue this when we have little ones.

i’ve compiled a few cute pj options that might inspire husband this year.

clockwise from top left: 1) round up flannel lounge pants from pj salvage; 2) nick & nora it’s a hoot french terry pants at target; 3) penguin pajamas from scanty at neiman marcus; 4) camper vans poplin nightgown from munki munki at onlypajamas.com; 5) polka-dot flannel pants from jcrew; 6) sarong loungers from anthropologie; 7) gnome pajamas from munki munki at blueberry forest toys

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obama love

i am pretty conservative when it comes to my view on politics and the role i believe government should take in our lives.
truthfully, at times, i could be considered a borderline libertarian.
needless-to-say, i did not exercise my democratic right by marking a check next to the obama-biden ticket.
however, as a proud and thankful american, i will support my president. (even if i don’t agree with all of his policies)

truth be told i am not as interested in who obama appoints to his cabinet, the legislation he will sign into law, or the inspiration speeches he will give over his presidency.

no, i am more interested in his marriage to michelle.

obama showed african-americans that their vote counts and that they too, could hold the most powerful office in the greatest nation in the world. now, i hope obama can model to african-americans (and asian-americans, and caucasian-americans, and hispanic-americans, and all-americans) the importance of a healthy marriage and father-child relationship.

why do we need the obamas as a model for marriage? read this article in the atlanta-journal-constitution.

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i am second

i have needs.i have hurts.my life has purpose.i have hope.i am second.
find out more.iamsecond.com

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home from the holidays

well husband and i are finally home from the thanksgiving holiday in virginia.
we had a lovely time laughing with family, hitting the sales, meeting mom’s new beau, catching up long-time friends, and visiting my old boarding school.

virginia hasn’t been home in a long time, and texas has definitely won over my heart.
however, there are still some things back in in good ‘ole nova that find a soft spot in my heart.
top 10 hi-lights from the trip:

1. fun, affordable, and organic grocery stores : shaving lotion from trader joe’s and everything at wegmans
2. designer clothes at marshall’s prices at loehmann’s : i was here 5 am black friday
3. grandma’s homemade applesauce : a bibb thanksgiving day staple
4. hearing insider secrets from highschool best friend who works at nordstroms : don’t ever try to steal from them
5. mom’s basement of endless craft supplies : thread, buttons, iron-on fusible web, and fabric for yo-yo’s galore.
6. outlandish outbursts from extended family members : the term “dry f*” was definitely used by an 80+ year-old woman related to me
7. homemade chickey-soup : learning to make it on my own is on my list
8. theological discussions with life-long best friend’s husband : he’s a future pastor and soon-to-be dad to a 2 year-old and twins
martha stewart’s collection at k-mart : why can’t there be one in dallas?
10. trying to sleep comfortably in my double bed with husband : cuddling was nice, sheet-stealing was not

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