It was a really different Christmas here this year.
Our first born is in Missouri with her hubby's family.
We will celebrate with them in a day or two.
Our middle had to be at the airport VERY early this morning to make a 6:00 AM flight to Japan.
Our baby was here but he left earlier tonight to go skiing in Breckenridge.
When did this happen?
My kids live better than I do!
If I was feeling a bit underwhelmed by the holiday,
my mom upped the party vibe and went all out.
You have to know my mom.
She is the priestess of sparkle.
She definitely didn't let me down today. :)
Yes, she's a damn tough act to follow.
I'm leaving for Vegas in the near future.
I may have to borrow steal that top. :)
If silver sequins weren't enough,
she topped her sizzling little look off with faux fur.
Really? It's like hanging with Ann Margaret or a blonde Elizabeth Taylor ( in her leaner years).
I had been pretty proud of myself for just running a brush through my hair and getting out of my P.J.'s .
I may not have even done that but you know, even as old as I am, I still worry about what Mom thinks so I felt the pressure to get dressed.
Then she arrived in all her glory.
She and my dad did this to us about fifteen years ago.
We were having them over to our house to celebrate my dad's birthday.
I think we were having hamburgers.
You can imagine my surprise when I opened the door to see them dressed in party clothes and a tuxedo!
When I saw what Mom was wearing this morning I gave about a two second thought to changing out of my leggings, fleece top and stocking feet when I noticed my hubby going to town in the kitchen decked out in his comfortably worn and broken in ski team tee shirt circa 2002.
I felt better still when Adam came blazing through the door in his proverbial hoodie and jeans.
The kid must have fifty of these zip up sweatshirts.
Anyway, I decided not to give it another thought.
Denim, diamonds, furs, Pj's or yoga wear,
when it comes to Christmas, it all works. :0
It's being with the people that make you happy that really counts.