Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas is fast approaching

It's one week until Christmas Day, there is only a "light" dusting of snow (which is ok for me personally) and I finally finished my shopping.

Plus a few purchases for myself of course.....

no makeup
Now I neeeeed some snow to rock this hat, but I LOVE IT!!!!!

I also picked up some add to my collection of course

Yes they are a little understated but they are gonna look great with my new leopard print sweater

Size Large.....that's a long way from XXL
Ok I know your not supposed to buy yourself presents when shopping for other people, but why not? A sale, is a sale, is a sale I say....grab it when you can!!!

Anyways here is Adam's list for Santa this year, he is a spoiled brat, but he's my brat and the only one I have so he got everything on this list EXCEPT the iPad and he even wrote the 2 after it....I mean really??? What 6 year old writes

Speaking of my is a pic of him and the old man...I was laying on the couch and they both decided to lay on me and crush me to death...but not before I snagged this

Tomorrow is a holiday for my family when we celebrate our Slava. If your not sure what that is I will try to explain:

Every Serbian Orthodox family has a patron saint. Each family celebrates the feast day of their saint with a unique Serbian Orthodox religious tradition Krsna Slava, on the day when their ancestors were baptized (Serbians accepted Christianity by families and whole tribes). This same saint is the family's saint from generation to generation through the centuries. Sveti Nikola (St. Nicholas) is my families patron saint which falls on December 19th

The Slava celebration includes:
• Icon of the family's patron saint, in this case, St. Nicholas
• A lighted candle, for Christ the Light of the World
• Slavsko zhito/koljivo, a boiled wheat dish, representing Christ's death and resurrection
• Slava bread (Slavski kolach), decorated with cross and seal, for Jesus Christ the Bread of Life
• Red wine, for Christ's precious blood that washes away sin
• A priest, who blesses the home and all present, offering prayers and the Thanksgiving Prayer (molieben) before the icon
Here is a pic of our icon St. Nicholas:

So with that being said there is about 30 people coming to my in-laws tomorrow and I need to spend the rest of the day today helping with the cooking and the preparation. One day this will be my responsibility as my husband is the oldest son so the tradition will pass down to him, then will pass down to our son.

This is definitely the worst time of the year to get back on track with my diet & exercise. God give me strength as I do not have any. This time last year I wasn't doing this, I didn't start till February.

On top of Slava, I still have Christmas & New Years to look forward to, then Christmas & New Years again because in our family we also celebrate the Old Calendar which is January 7th for Christmas & January 14th for New Years......I am realllllllly testing my willpower.

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  1. Seriously-my kid has basically the same list & yeah-I almost bought it all too....Plus the stuff for my two year old. It's like I can't help it!

    Good luck with today-sounds like a fun tradition!

  2. I love your sweater and wedges!

    Wow, that's a lot of celebrating you have to do. I will pray for your willpower and your waistline. (And mine as well!) :)

  3. You are gorgeous, and your husband and son are adorable!! Have fun with all your celebrations!

  4. Um I know I've said this before but MAN you're a hottie

  5. Ugh - my daughter's list is TWO pages long. Merry Cmas lovey.

  6. Love the pictures and what a neat tradition. Enjoy!

  7. I love the sweater, it will style those shoes right up! What a celebration you have planned, dear. Have a good one.

  8. Good luck with resisting at least some of the temptations this week! Or at least... just enjoy limited amounts of each - that's all any of us can do! :)

    Merry Christmas!

  9. I love that first picture! Too cute!

    And that hat!!!! Oh my giddy aunt I need one of those STAT!

  10. Looks just like my Christmas wish list - especially the blizzard maker...

    Merry Christmas and all!


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