Mid-month, several of the Charlotte bloggers got together in uptown Charlotte for a dinner and ornament exchange that my friend Classic Annie put together.
We had fun stealing each others' ornaments and being "that table" at the restaurant, Aria ... nothing like a fun girls' night! I ended up with this gorgeous animal print ornament. Perfect for me, right?!
One Saturday night before Christmas, our friends Sarah and Cameron hosted a gorgeous Christmas party at their home.
Sarah was the perfect hostess ... the cocktails and dessert were divine. Martha has nothin' on her.
The Friday before Christmas, Ian and I celebrated together. We opened gifts and went to a nice dinner at Zink.
I got him cowboy boots and a North Face vest. He was so excited about both!
He loves those boots, and I have to say ... he looks mighty fine in them!
Ian got me a gift card to my very favorite spa in Charlotte, Ballantyne Resort. Oh my goodness, it's my total guilty pleasure. I spend hours there taking advantage of all the amenities ... fitness room, steamroom, sauna, lounge with magazines and tea!
One more package remained under the tree, and I was pretty sure what the box contained...
My first ever "big girl" camera! I went with the Nikon D3100. I've loved it since the first photo I took with it. Sentimental me wanted to make sure the first photo I ever took with it was a special one, so of course it was of Drake. :)
And some photos before New Years Eve with Drake. Love this sweet, sweet guy.
Thanks for letting me share a few more special Christmas memories. I am already counting down the days until December 1st when our home can be decorated for the holidays again!