Monday, December 21, 2009

Countdown to Christmas: 4 days!!!

Is it hard for anyone else to believe it is only 4 days until Christmas?!? Seriously where has the time gone?? The time is going by so fast I feel like I have no time to just sit and enjoy it all! I have stayed super busy with work and family and friends and wedding showers and work get-togethers and going out of town and it just seems like time is getting away from me! As far as Christmas shopping, I think I am pretty much finished thank goodness! The only other thing I have to get is something for my brother. I am finished shopping for my boyfriend, my mom, my dad, my friends and some of my closer family members. I will probably just end up getting my brother something from Urban Outfitters. He likes their clothes and because I work for Anthropologie, Urban's sister company, I get a discount there! Ok perfect, yeah I will get him something from Urban :)

So last Thursday night my cousin and I went to Atlanta for the Jingle Jam concert! I dont know if any of yall are familiar with that but every year they have this concert in Atlanta and there are about six bands that perform! This year they had Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis, Cobra Starship, Justin Bieber, The Fray and OwlCity :) They are were really good but my two favorite were probably Justin Bieber and Jordin Sparks! I actually had seen and met Jordin about two years ago when she won American Idol! She's my girl! My cousin and I went to the American Idol concert and got backstage passes after the show! We met the top 10 that year and had like sit down, one-on-one conversations with all of them. I could totally make a blog just on that was so much fun! But anyways, got a little side tracked...but the Jingle Jam was super fun!! We spent the night in Atlanta and went shopping all day Friday! Long story short, I spent way too much money especially right before Christmas, but we had a great time :)

Then last night I went to my cousin's ornament shower. My cousin Lindsay, who is pretty much like a sister to me, is getting married in March and all her showers have begun! She had one a few weeks ago with her fiancee's side of the family and last night the whole wedding party got together for an ornament shower :) There was tons of food, fellowship and fun! I felt like I didnt eat too much although I did try a little bit of everything! I will post some pictures for yall!

As for weight loss, I have been pretty steady around 231 pounds for the past week! I can tell that I have very little restriction. Bread still gives me some restriction so I try to stay away from thick bread. But other than that I feel like I can eat a horse at times! I go back for my second fill December 30th so I am looking forward to that! I feel like I am wanting to snack between my meals which I havent done since surgery but I am fighting the urge not to. I have been doing good about just drinking water and eating smaller portions but I definitely am needing more restriction to help me with this. I wanted to have lost 30 pounds by Christmas but I doubt I will be down 4 pounds in the next 3 days haha :)

So here are some pictures from last nights ornament shower! Hope you enjoy!!

Lindsay with all of her bridesmaids!!

Another one of the bride with the bridesmaids :)

Some of the wedding party!

Lindsay and Matt opening their presents :)

Eating some of the yummy food!

The adorable ornament cake our friend Megan made!

Taking pictures while waiting for the bride and groom-to-be to arrive!

Lauren and I, sister and cousin of the bride!


  1. Looks like you had a fantastic time! Her bridesmaids are all beautiful, her wedding party will be gorgeous!

    Happy Holidays

  2. Oh so cute! what is an ornament party? I've never heard of this before. I hope i have like 5 showers when I get married, it will need to be a BIG deal! You look adorable in the pictures! And congradulations on you recent goal of hitting 25 down.