Happy, Merry.

Hello, friends!  I hope Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza were good to all of you.  We had a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends, and fried dough.  The best possible combination, in my opinion.  Pictorial timeline below.

First, we baked some gingerbread and sugar cookies.  They were delicious.

Cookies

Cookies!

The next indulgence is evidenced below.  I love going home and digging through all our old stuff and then wandering around the house in my mom’s fringed leather coat, trying on my prom dress, or pulling out boxes of pictures from the 70s.  My mother is usually like, “stop getting all this crap out, and maybe you should be getting rid of some of the boxes in your closet that haven’t been unpacked since college?”  But then she gets caught up in the fun.  (Also, I need to explain this caption – my brother’s affectionate nickname for me is Ho Bag, and I stomped downstairs in this get-up, and my mom said, “Look!  It’s the Ho that stole Christmas!”)

"The Ho that stole Christmas"

“The Ho that stole Christmas”

Then we attended a Christmas Eve service at the Cathedral on the Circle in downtown Indy, and both the circle and the service were lovely.

Festive!

Festive!

We sat around in our pajamas and opened a few presents (and watched a little Downton Abbey).

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It snowed a lot.

So much snow!

So much snow!

And, finally, we ate so much candy, my teeth hurt.  It was worth it.  I’d eat it all again!

So much candy!

So much candy!

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope 2013 brings many wonderful opportunities.

Our Mutual Friend.

Our Mutual Friend

DPU ladies!

This weekend was super fun!  A friend had her housewarming party on Friday night, and she welcomed us with homemade brownies (with icing!  and candy canes!), local craft beer, and a tour of her beautiful apartment.  We visited some LoDo (Lower Downtown, for the uninitiated) bars, including a fantastic dive with skee-ball and a live surf-rock band.

On Saturday, a few DePauw grads got together to visit Our Mutual Friend, a new brew pub founded by a fellow alum.  The place was cool and the beer was delicious.

And on Sunday, the Colts won!!!  It was a marvelous conclusion to a lovely weekend.  Hope yours was equally great!

Mile High Highs.

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Friends.  I had a pretty amazing day last week.  This photo does not do it justice, but the Peaks Lounge – on the 27th floor of the Hyatt – has ridiculous views of Denver and the mountains.  The sunset…just…lovely…no words.

After an hour spent watching the sky change from blue to orange to purple, I then headed over to the Pepsi Center to watch some living legends play tennis.

agassi

It may not look like it, but this is Andre Agassi and Michael Chang.  They followed John McEnroe and Jim Courier.  The tennis…just…amazing…no words.

So many adventures!