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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

Well, are you absolutely sick of 12.12.12 yet??
Funny how something like that gets so out of hand.

Today is a new day and time for awkward and awesome happenings this week.
 Awkward:
  • I saw two brothers buying their mom a Christmas vest at Walmart.  I really wanted to go over there and guide them in a new direction!
  • Son2 and I were looking at Christmas ornaments on the tree and he commented on the graduation caps as ornaments.  Both sons have one from high school and husband has one from graduate school.  I commented that I was the only one without a graduation cap ornament and son2 said, "but mom, you have your tiara ornament?"
  • Smoke alarm going off in your home during a party because a candle in the bathroom has gone insane.
  • Getting a gift at a gift exchange that goes in conjunction with another item, an item I do not own.
  • Son1 and a friend coming home for an unexpected visit at lunch and having absolutely no food in the house. 
 Awesome:
  • Son2 is home for the holidays from college.  
  • Going to brunch with husband and getting in just before the wait list is started.
  • Going to bed and son2's hair is it's normal chin length, waking up and he walks downstairs with a shaved head.  He looks great!
  • Christmas parties!!
  • Christmas baking with son2.
 Sorry to be so top heavy with awesomeness about son2,
 but it is so nice to have him back home for a bit.
I think this is the first time I have ever layered
 a sweater over another sweater 
and it worked out much better than I thought it would.
  It kept me comfy and warm, but wasn't bulky and restricting at all.


So, how was your week? 
 More awesome or awkward or just the right amount of both?

navy sweater-Banana Republic
stripe cardi-Loft
cargo pants-Calvin Klein
wedges-Madden Girl
initial necklace-Baublebar
other necklace-gifted

13 comments:

Style Journey said...

I bet it's great having the sons home during the holidays :) I am sure after Kayla heads off for college and comes home I will be just as excited.

I love the bottoms of your cargo pants how they tie. They look great with your boots. Heather

The Closet Shopper said...

Sweater sweater weather.

Happy for you that son2 is home and that your holiday is going to be wonderful.

xo,
Tracy

Teddi said...

let's talk about your awesome outfit, boots, and necklace silvergirl brett! booyah to your time with son2. :)

Marla said...

Son's flying in from college so it's an awesome week. You look so nice.

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Sounds like it's shaping up to be a GREAT family holiday for you. Yes, you should've staged an intervention at Walmart with that vest. Love your wedge booties!

WendyB said...

Just say no to candle insanity!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I'm a sucker for a great looking pair of cargo pants. These are awesome!

Jeannie@gracefully50 said...

Brett, I hear you about kids coming home. No matter how old they are, they'll always be our babies.
Such a cute outfit!

LyddieGal said...

I think I will have to try some double sweater layering!
Chic on the Cheap

Annie said...

Love that cardi! And that Tiara ornament comment totally made me chuckle :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Brooke said...

Love this look, it's so chic and cozy at the same time. Had to laugh at your first "awkward" item...I pray my kids never get me a gift like that!

Sylvia said...

Your pants are so cute! They look great with your boots :)

Bravoe Runway said...

My mom gets super excited when my brother and I both return home for the holidays. I love his response about the graduation hat ornament... But mom you have a tiara :)