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I have seriously been slacking on the bloggity blog so let’s catch up again shall we? I have so much to recap and write about before 2019! Ha!
Starting with Christmas 2017. We had a lovely visit back home to Arkansas and to the farm. We stayed with my twin sister Bonnie and her family. I finally got to meet my new niece Ella, who seriously is the sweetest, most calm baby in the entire world. She’s absolutely precious! My sister and I always have a good time catching up and of course the boys (Connor & Jarrett) are pretty much inseparable. They are exactly like their Mamas, they love hard…but they fight hard too. Lol!
My poor Mom at the flu. We finally got to see her on the last day we were in town. Thanks goodness for technology, we were able to face time during Christmas so she could see the kids open presents. Still, it wasn’t the same at the farm without her there. The flu has just run rampant this season and so far we’ve been lucky not to catch it. Everyone I know that has had it has said it’s THE WORST EVER!
So, if you’ve been following my on Instagram you may have seen some of these pictures, but I like how I can go into more detail here on the blog.
We were super excited to drive a brand NEW 2018 Camry to Arkansas for the holiday and it was sooooooo nice! It was a hybrid model, so we got great gas mileage and it was so smooth up and down the hill country of Arkansas.
The 2018 Camry was super sporty looking and we really enjoyed the drive.
I’m just a little excited to drive this baby! I had an Avalon for 11 years and I loved that car so much…I still miss it to this very day. Terence works for Toyota Headquarters and he sent me pictures of the new Avalon design and OH.MY.WORD. It looks on the sporty side too and just as luxurious as I remember.
I absolutely love the “command center” which included a backup camera, audio, USB ports, and heated seats for the win!
It was a little different driving a hybrid, but overall I really like the gas mileage aspect of it. Also, you couldn’t even tell the engine was running when the car was turned on. Talk about STEALTH mode 🙂
I also really liked the clean and metallic looking details of the interior.
It was a comfortable ride indeed. We were all three able to “plug in” with our phones, iPad, and my Kindle.
The middle console displays the battery and engine charge.
Once we got into Arkansas we headed to my sister’s house and Larry’s Pizza buffet…we officially made it HOME! LOL!
Me and my sweet Ella girl 🙂
The boys were reunited and had a great time at Dave & Busters! They love gaming together and talking about the most RANDOM things…
Bonnie and I had a great time drinking Starbies, watching Hallmark movies, and shopping a bit.
Then we headed up to Nannie’s house on the farm and had so much good food to eat and opened presents. The boys each got a Nintendo Switch, something they both have been wanting for quite some time! The farm is beautiful during Christmas, and for some reason we all just take the best naps up there. It’s like you don’t have a care in the world when you step into Nannie’s house…I guess that’s part of what makes it so special, well, besides Nannie herself that is!
On the road again! We just loved the blue Camry so much! It was the best Christmas sleigh ever!
After Nannie’s house we all headed back to Bonnie & Vinny’s and my Mom was feeling well enough we got to see her and my Daddy for breakfast the morning we left. I love me some Cracker Barrel…
OH! And I got together with my besties from highschool for the best meal EVER at Ya Ya’s! If you saw my Instastories then you saw how they made this dish- in a huge hollowed out bowl of parmesan cheese. They light it on fire so the cheese melts and then add the pasta and some herbs. BEST. EVER. I’m still dreaming about this pasta!
We made it back home to Texas and now I’m homesick to go back again! We had the best Christmas…until next year…it’s been real 2017!
Some of my FAVORITE CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!!
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