Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Holiday Recap!

Another Holiday season come and gone, and I must say that it has been a happy and enjoyable time. There was plenty of baking and cooking which resulted in much eating and drinking, but I enter the new year feeling lucky and happy-even if I also feel really fat.

Florida was fantastic, even though O'Hare was a nightmare and made me cry yet again. We ended up having to fly to Newark, run through the airport to catch a connection and then fly to Tampa-which is 3.5 hours from our intended airport, and rent a car at 1:40 am to drive to Naples. We arrived at 4:30 and went straight to bed, but we were up in time to lay by the pool and re-energize before 18 holes of golf and countless sets of tennis. We also did some shopping at a place called Steinmart- which is very hit-or-miss for women, but always a great bet for men's clothing. Big Guy bought so many cashmere sweaters that I am jealous! But he was very sweet and bought me a really cute navy blue shirt-dress with a pleated skirt, so I can't complain. It looks a lot like this one except it is obviously navy and the belt isn't a bow.

My other fantastic Christmas gifts were, in count-down order:

5) Lots of J Crew cotton tee shirts, long and short sleeved, from my parents

4) My Vera Wang Crystal- the rest of it from my registry

3) Singer Sewing Machine from my husband

2) A set of All-Clad cookware from my in-laws

1) A gorgeous Burberry Tote! from my parents

So- we had a very merry Christmas indeed, and spending time with family always seems too short for me. I Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and a happy New Years eve. I am back at work now-begrudgingly.


Kate said...

love the bag!

suburban prep said...

Love the bag. I have All-Clad and I love it. I was lucky enough to be able to get most of our pieces at the catalogue that I worked at for a number of years (hence a nice discount). I am always looking to add to it.
I have not been in a SteinMart even though there is one that is realatively close to me in Deer Park -Lake Zurich area of eh Chicago burbs. I think that there might be another one in Deerfield.
What trials going to Florida. Glad you were able to have a good time though. I haven't flown in almost 8 yrs so I don't have any refernce to go off of. Everyone else in my family has and they are none too pleased when they do. (Itake the train or a boat--medical condition causes me not to fly).
Happy 2008.

magnoliabelle said...

Am totally jealous of the tote!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Great gifts! I too love my All Clad. Enjoy!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Love that bag. I have been looking at it for months!

Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

Ok- you had a great great holidat! love the travels, cooking time and prezzies as well- looks like you were truly spoiled with great gifts- !!! i so want a sewing machine and to learn how to sew- got a few of those long sleeved J Crew ts myself-

Best of all we both got some sun!!! lets hold onto that these next few brutal months!!

Love your blog!!!