dress: Ruche | cardigan: Target | shoes & belt: thrifted
Well, that blogging break was accidental! But as much as I missed posting for the last week and a half, I'm not going to let it bother me too much. I was busy having a wonderful holiday. Last Thanksgiving, I didn't take any days off other than the actual holiday itself...big mistake! Our office was the only one open on that Friday, and I arrived to an empty parking lot and dark hallways. Needless to say, it was rather difficult to concentrate. So this year, much older and wiser (ha!), I made sure to take off both Wednesday and Friday.
With my delightfully long 5-day vacation, my family, Chris, and I traveled to Pittsburgh to see my brother and his family. Even though it had only been two months since I'd last been there, I had missed that city! I'm hoping to visit a lot more now that my brother lives there again. There's always so much to do, and I feel like I never have enough time to do it all...but I was able to fit in some wonderful quality time with my nieces and nephew, and several rounds of Dominion (a nerdy-yet-awesome game).
The weather was gorgeous and warm until the last morning we were there. That morning, I was awoken by my niece Sophia at 6:45 a.m. announcing the first snowfall. "Aunt Laura! Aunt Laura! It's winter!" I really don't like early mornings, and I really don't like snow (especially when I know I have to drive in it), but this time, there was something absolutely charming about both. I had to stand in wonder in front of the window for a little bit. My brother's street is full of quaint-looking houses of brick and stone, and there was just enough snow to dust them all. I know I'll tire of snow soon - very soon - but I think my niece's excitement was contagious.
Well, I've got a busy week ahead (modeling in a big fancy vintage fashion show on
Thursday [whoops, Saturday], eek!) so I'll sign off now. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Has it snowed yet where you are?