Ugly Sweater Extravaganza (Day #7)

Yesterday was maybe one of the most fun days ever!! We started the day in the freezing cold (28 degrees) with friends to run the Ugly Sweater 5k. It was at Centennial Park & once we got running we warmed up and it was SO FUN. The ugly sweaters were awesome and made the run very entertaining. Plus, we got these SUPER sweet hats for the 'em :) photo 1

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Then in the evening we hosted an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! So fun! We had a photo-booth & had a plethora of polaroids!

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We think this will have to be an annual event!

Parties where you dress up are just more fun.




(PS. Sorry this blog wasn't posted yesterday...we were too busy ugly sweater-ing it up!)

*Orlando Magic*

Sometimes doing this job, we really have to pinch ourselves...because the other day we got to play a show at Universal Studios...and all day before the show we got to roam around the park go to the front of the line...don't hate us... and ride the rides. It was so fun!

Then the next day a bunch of us got to go to Disney World...the place where magic was super fun. Boy, by the end of the day we were wiped out! All day on our feet, lots of laughter and a super meet & greet with some famous Disney characters...phew...we all slept well that night :) Here are some pics...

We were affectionately known as the "Blue Team"...we had a cheer and everything. " can't take my team from me...we're BLUE..." Something along those lines...

A little Beauty & the Beast awesome is Kate's loop in her hair? Haha.

Mickey shaped ice cream was delicious!

Kate was the third wheel in the M&M love story.

Overall it was a great day--memories we will keep with us for a lifetime. We have one more show in Florida and then we head to Atlanta. I think we have officially fooled ourselves that winter is over...all this sunny weather...we don't wanna leave the sunshine....



Fun In The Sun per Jill's last post, we thoroughly enjoyed our brief time in the sun a couple days ago in Jacksonville, FL. It seemed like the perfect little retreat after some pretty chilly temperatures in the North East. Also, that part of tour always seems busier than normal. With Jill's family being from that area, I had a friend visiting and our friends from college living in that area, the time up there seemed packed with loads of fun & busy days(ps. I did some very tourist-y things which I'll have to blog about later.) Totally worth every second but I think that's what made Jacksonville such a simple restful haven. We walked the beach tirelessly, strolled cute side streets & sipped coffee on patios at little local gems. We also had a little tour party out under the stars...complete with a kick butt s'more station. We played games, drank some drinks & ended the night with our feet in the water. It was dreamy. Here are a couple pics that encapsulate my love affair with Jacksonville :) -kate-

10 Things...

10 Things We Do Around Christmas Time More Than The Rest Of The Year...

1. Eat more dessert. Way more.

2. Play more board games with friends and family.

3. Read by the fire and maybe even doze off.

4. Think about God, faith, spiritual things in a more in depth way.

5. Drink more wine.

6. Go to more movies.

7. See more kindness all around.

8. Send and receive more group text messages and/or emails.

9. Go to bed at an embarrassingly early hour.

10. Enjoy the people you don't get to see enough.