Christmas by the Numbers…

Lights and Antlers

treeeee snowflake

City 1: Boston, MA
One box of antlers accidentally purchased on eBay (yes, a box, as in more than a pair), 3 strands of Christmas lights, 2 lengths of tinsel, 12 cutout bunnies dancing around a snowflake and way too many shoes.


Cities 1.5 and 2: Columbus and Dayton, OH
One delayed flight, 1 missed connection, 2 lost “delayed” bags, 1 night and day in Columbus, 4 further “delays,” 32 rooms of books, 12 macarons from Pistacia Vera, 3 scoops from Jeni’s, 8 hours later, 2 found bags, 1 hour driving…

garland scary sister faces

Six people, 2 dogs (a pit bull and a bull mastiff), 1 house, 4 bathrooms, 0 locks, 2/2 broken showers, 2/4 broken toilets (one of each quickly fixed), and ashes in a Pepsi cup in the freezer (don’t ask)…

Seven hours last minute shopping, 2 nights up late laughing, 30+ relatives, 1 visit from Santa, 2 hours sleep.


kyleigh meets jc

charlie brown tree


City 3: Park City, UT
Six hours flying, 2 hours time difference, 1 drive up the mountain, 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies, one roaring fire, and another successful Christmas.

frog king

gregor gifts

Christmas is always an adventure with us, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. We love being able to spend time with our families and to build our own traditions at home.

Hope your Christmas was every bit as merry & bright as ours!

Holly & Gregor

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15 Responses to Christmas by the Numbers…

  1. Merry Christmas my dears! Your travels sound exhausting but also completely fun and full of joy. Well, maybe not the bathroom part.

    ps- that frog ornament is the freakiest thing I’ve seen in days. Where can i get one?


  2. charlotte says:

    Wow your travels seem so exciting and awesome-ness filled!! Why do you have an exciting, fashionable life! Why not meeee? sorry that was odd… as always… the frog is pretty rad…


    • holleigh says:

      Ha! I’m sure my life is hardly more exciting or fashionable than yours – on the blog I just tend to gloss over the cubicle chronicles and weekends in which I do not change out of pajamas once (although that does hold its own kind of glamour).


  3. mpchouchou says:

    I was exhausted by the first leg of your trip. I don’t know how you do it! Hope you both had a very festive holiday and fabulous New Years celebration. PS, if you need to unload some antlers, I am always in the market;)


  4. Michele says:

    It sounds like you had a fabulous, exciting Christmas vacation with the family! So happy to have you back though – can’t wait to see you for brunch!


  5. nice. x

    p.s. I’m having a giveaway from fox house if you’d like to check it out. :)


  6. Amanda says:

    happy happy holidays to you and greg!

    also this
    i thought of you immediately :)


  7. Kristen says:

    I am not even going to ask how one “mistakenly” buys a box of antlers on eBay….I’m just glad you bought it! Happy new year, Holly and Greg!!


    • holleigh says:

      It was sort of “Hmm… I wonder how much antlers are on ebay… Oh, this one’s super cheap and ending soon. Bid. Oops. Won it.” Then I forgot entirely until weeks later when I came home to a box of antlers.

      Happy New Year!


  8. Marissa says:

    No pink tinsel tree this year?


    • holleigh says:

      We had every intention of doing both, but it was a busy month and we never got around to it. Next year I want to add silver to the collection and have three. We might have to enlist you to help decorate again!


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