That’s A Wrap, Holiday 2012

Jan 1, 2013 | 9 Comments

To kick off 2013, and my final full day in NC, we cooked up a mean meal of black eyed peas, cornbread, green beans, squash, and creamed corn – all good luck foods to start the year with!  I’m not sure if chips, queso, and margaritas are considered good luck too, but we had those bad boys before we dug into the veggies.

I figured I’d post a few of my favorite photos from the trip today as a little recap, partially due to the fact that I had to get my suitcase packed before everyone arrived for “Lucky Dinner” – I’ll be hand sewing on the plane, y’all!

The trip began with a Charlotte signing where I got to see one of my oldest and dearest friends from NY.  We used to make jewelry and go door-to-door selling our pieces on cookie sheets looking like little cigarette girls at the age of 8.

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One of my oldest friends, NB

My favorite thing to get each time I come to Charlotte is Cheerwine, so when I saw this I nearly passed out.  (Cheerwine is a most delicious soda that I’ve only seen here in NC – any other Cheerwiners out there??)  Oh, and I totally bought a pint.

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Cheerwine Sherbet!!!

I came down with a crap cold, but then powered through it!

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That’s right!! (*However a cold totally did…)

Christmas came, along with my dad’s favorite NY Post that always makes an appearance as well…

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Merry Christmas!

We played games with the cousins – actual board games…

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New Favorite Game!

…and games involving synchronized leg kicking to “Feliz Navidad”…

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Leg Kicks!

I couldn’t resist a little dress up in the camo section of a sporting goods store, like you do when you’re in a sporting goods store.

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Camo Times!

We got to catch the reaired episode of the Ricki Lake Show that I did with my extra video snippet included…

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Bonus Scenes!! (with misspelled name!)

…and also got to celebrate my mom’s birthday!!

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Happy Birthday Mom!!

We packed in some holiday light viewing and got out to the movies…

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Pre-movie snacks!

…and I even garnered a new nickname…Django 2Chainz.

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My chainz are vintage!

After an amazing time with the family, I’m all packed and ready to head to the airport for a day of flights and layovers and more flights and more layovers before landing in LA after the sun sets.

May everyone’s travels be safe as the vacation and holiday ends and may everyone’s work week be easy to mesh right back into!

Also, congratulations to Elizabeth Ryan who’s the crafty goody winner from the holiday book order submission.  Everyone who submitted their receipts from 11/22-12/31 will be getting their playlists sent out this weekend!

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