Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Fun!

Hey everyone! After being out of town for about 6 days- I'm now home again! It was just wonderful to get to spend time with friends and family... and have it amount to more than just 24 hours! :) We went back "home" to western Illinois and spent time with both Tyler's family and mine, as well as some great friends we rarely get to see! We had a great Christmas and on the 27th we also celebrated my birthday! Cupcake was also there and was a very good little traveler! In an effort to really have some quality time I sort of "unplugged" myself from the online world for a few days. I am super excited to get back to the videos tomorrow- with a Christmas & Birthday beauty haul! :) Meanwhile- here are a few pics from my long weekend! I hope everyone had a great holiday & please have a safe New Year's Eve!

Cupcake loves to dive under blankets!


I gave my sister-in-law Sarah some beauty gifts- Sigma brushes & Mally makeup! :) She also let me do her Christmas Eve makeup! Isn't she beautiful?


It's become a tradition on Tyler's side of the family to get new PJ's on Christmas Eve! This is Sarah, me, and Tyler (behind me), along with cousins Derek & Dana. Notice how I'm barely taller than little 12-year-old Dana! That whole side of the family is tall & mostly blonde!


At my parents' house on Christmas day- where one of the goofiest gifts got the most pictures! Each year my sister gets me an assortment of hilarious gifts from the catalog- Archie McPhee. Ever since Tyler & I got married, the gifts involve him as well, and this year my sister went all out and got him this Viking helmet (Tyler's family has a Norwegian background, plus he's big & blonde, like a Viking- LOL). Needless to say, EVERYONE tried on the helmet, while we all laughed our butts off.


Even my adorable niece Ashley is sporting the Viking look! :) She also came over on my birthday and we played bingo, barbies, tea party, and coloring books. SO fun :)


The night before my birthday, me and Tyler and Sarah and a bunch of other local pals (including Brittany, shown here) went out for dinner & drinks. We had such a fun time & ended up at a restaurant/bar that serves up the most gigantic tenderloin sandwiches. It was such a good time!


Now that we're back home, I made a point to get all unpacked... I'm notorious for letting stuff sit around in a suitcase forever but not this time! Thank you SO much to everyone who left me such kind Christmas & birthday greetings on Twitter & Facebook! I'm honored that you thought of me! :) Looking forward to "seeing" you in the next video!!

28 comments:

  1. Hehe Emily I had no idea you were so tiny! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas =)

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  2. Glad you unplugged, and had a nice Christmas and birthday! Happy New Year!

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  3. thanks for sharing with all of us. We all need to unplug from time to time.

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  4. Looks like such a lovely family? Glad you had a good Christmas :)
    Xx

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  5. Glad you had a good time! Cupcake is so cute and it is so nice that she could enjoy the holidays with your family!

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  6. How tall are you?!?

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  7. If anyone says anything about your height just tell them "I'm not short, I'm fun-sized!"

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  8. Fantastic, fun photos. That kitten is adorable. She likes it there.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  9. I'm Norwegian (and live in Norway). I had no idea that Tyler's family comes from Norway, that's so cool!

    He does have kind of an Nordic appearance, as does his sister, and he's really tall, so it's kinda funny that it hadn't occur to me before, lol!

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your family, Emily! And happy belated birthday! I didn't get the chance to tweet you yesterday, so I'm doing it here. Hope your day was everything you wished for :)

    I'm so looking forward to your new videos, and with everything 2012 will bring Beauty Broadcast :D

    Give Cupcake a hug, and wish Tyler et godt nytt år fra Norge ;)

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  10. So glad you got away for a little bit! BTW I had no idea how much taller Tyler is than you! But you guys are super adorable.<3

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  11. Wow, Archee Mcfees...I only thought we knew about Archee's the store is so cool if you ever come to my hometown (Seattle) the store is a must see. :) I am glad you had a great Christmas and Birthday. Looking forward to new videos.

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  12. Glad you had a great Christmas and Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday, btw!

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  13. The kitty is so adorable! Lovely photos :) Happy Holidays ;)

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  14. Either you are super tiny or his side of the family are amazons lol Cute pics!!!

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  15. such a beautiful family, looks like you all had a lovely christmas and your cat is so cute!

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  16. Happy belated birthday!! You & I share the same birthday. It sounds like you had a great Christmas. : )

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  17. Happy belated Birthday Emily! I just really love your beauty videos and
    can't wait for the haul video! Greetings from Finland:)

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  18. Looks like you had an awesome time! Is Sarah still making videos?

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  19. Hey Great blog! new follower :) and to your youtube! please follow back:D? Thanks xx

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  20. Thanks for sharing your Christmas pics. Where did you get the plaid top you have on in the picture of you with your sister-in-law?

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  21. Thanks for sharing your Christmas pics. Where did you get the plaid top you have on in the picture of you with your sister-in-law?

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  22. Well I must admit that I missed your blog & videos, but I'm VERY HAPPY that you got to spend time with your loved ones and they with you!

    Going to watch your newest video NOW!

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  25. Emily I missed sending you Christmas and birthday wishes (from one Christmas time baby to another). I just wanted you to know that your videos continue to entertain and inform and your enthusiasm is like no other. Happy belated birthday, looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy healthy New Year to you, Tyler and cupcake!

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  26. welcome back!!
    I can see you had really great days there!!

    I hope you will have a wonderful new year, too :)

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