Winter Weather ❄️

Umm… it snowed in Dallas today. Seriously. It looked like a snow globe. And it never snows here, so it was kind of beautiful. Also, I saw on Instagram that it snowed in Southern Utah, too! Which never happens either.

So I’ve been layering up to stay warm! I love all the cute vests and the pom pom hats and of course the poofy coats. Since I got a new camera for Christmas ? I finally made a new hair tutorial. What older winter hairstyles should I try?

Ps. Don’t forget to use the special LipSense code: ALYSELIPS17 by tomorrow at noon! ? Here is the order form!



Dreaming of a White Christmas…

Looks like we are gonna have a white Christmas up in New England. ?  We arrived late last night and the Flight Attendants announced that it was 5 below! ? I didn’t even bring a real coat, so good thing my in laws have a closet full of them. ? When I took my first breath outside I started coughing because my lungs aren’t used to this thin, cold air. 

Despite the sub zero temperatures, this is the picture-perfect Christmas that I was hoping for this year. ? Christmas lights & snow really do the trick for getting me into the Christmas spirit- as long as I’m cozy inside a warm house! This will be my first Christmas not with immediate family. I’ll miss them, but I’m grateful for my new family members (Nick’s side) and I’m excited to spend the holidays with them. ❤️️

Quick life lesson I’ve been thinking about lately- flexibility. Nick & I were originally going to SLC for the weekend & then to New England. However, when we got to the airport, we quickly learned that SLC was not a possibility with all the oversold flights. We decided to be flexible with our plans & make the most of the situation. We saw an opening to Manchester & hopped aboard! Although this wasn’t in our plans, it has turned out wonderfully already.

My mom is constantly reminding my brother with Down syndrome to be flexible, but I think we could all take note & work on that a little more. Nick & I have been making some decisions & being flexible is really key to our happiness! ? It doesn’t always come easy, but it sure makes us feel good after.

I hope y’all are getting excited for Christmas, too! 

PS. I just bought this hat for $5 at Forever 21! They have more colors. Go get one now. ?



The State Fair of Texas

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Lots of pictures today, but the Texas State Fair is just so dang colorful and photogenic. There is SO MUCH fried food here, that I think I will make a separate post for the food alone, but we had a blast running around & taking photos before the masses got there. Big Tex was looking great as always. He didn’t catch fire this year, so we can count that as a win.

Also, this has nothing to do with the fair, but Nick and I taught our Primary class for the first time yesterday. This is our first calling as a married couple, and it was hysterical. When we got to the classroom, they were climbing on the chairs like a bunch of monkeys on a jungle gym. Cute monkeys, but monkeys nonetheless. One girl told me I was pretty in the middle of the lesson! It was adorable. Also, we only made one kid cry because we rushed him during arts and crafts time…. Oh, and we got in trouble by our class for not bringing snacks this week. Noted for next time.

Anyways, I think we will love teaching Sunday School to those little cuties.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!