Holiday Recap

 This Christmas was one of the best! I think this time is my favorite because I am a sucker for tradition. We have so many traditions, beginning with Christmas eve, which when we were younger we all participated in the Church play ( I always aspired to be Mary but laded one of the wise men at my highest acting point). This year now that everyone is grown up the focus becomes more on dinner and family time. We started a new tradition this year – a Yankee swap. As you can imagine that entertained us for a bit!

Christmas eve was at my Mom’s side of the family where we were able to enjoy the amazing Juliet – the newest addition to the Girard Family tree. Juliet_xmasMy brother Garrett + My grandfather 🙂


Christmas morning we go to my Dad’s sisters where Harrison scored big!! A laptop!! Woo


Then we head to the farm – where my Dad and all his cousins spent most of their child hood. Its a BEAUTIFUL place to say the least. With acers of land and horses all around. We enjoy a feast fit for only our Italian family, handcut macaroni (I dream of this all year), roast beef, meatballs, home made sauce.. YUM! After dinner we enjoyed a competitive 2 rounds of Left, Right, Center. farm_left_right_centerWhich Kacey won both rounds!! Not fair and a new rule for next year!

What are some of your family traditions?

are you readyyyyyyy

66920744434681448_Jl17Re9cI cant say that I am – but I work well under pressure. This is by far my fav time of year but this year feels different for some reason. I mean we got a tree the weekend of Thanksgiving + decorated the entire apmt which was by the way one of the best days ever – Val and I watched lifetime movies + decorated + cooked. When I walk through Faneuil Hall or by holiday music playing I do get so excited – something just feels different. Maybe its being 25 and the HUGE emphasis I put on having a boyfriend I like by now (and I dont). Or that I know my lupus isnt in remission anymore (not to fear – im on the right track). Something just isnt right…. Maybe ill listen to my favorite Christmas songs + ill feel more in the spirit!