It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It truly IS the most wonderful time of the year!!!! I love this time of year…. ESPECIALLY being back home with FAMILY and FRIENDS!!!! I’m so excited to start the Christmas Eve morning with one of my oldest and dearest friends from high school…..we’re meeting for breakfast and then it’s SHOPPING time for me! haha I have SO much more left! YIKES!!!!!

P.S. – the pics in today’s blog were taken by an amazing West Texas Photographer, JP Lopez Photography – GO CHECK HIM OUT if you are local to Lubbock and looking for a photographer. I felt comfortable…… and him and his wife are UBER talented!

Also, I cannot believe it is Christmas time…..

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If you are still looking for some Christmas cheer for that special somebody, the Christmas Crate subscription is an AMAZING option for somebody in your life who LOVES Christmas the way I do. It’s a YEAR LONG monthly surprise of all things Christmasy and seasonal!

I got this cute bag in my last box! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

They always have the cutest things in it! Take a look at some of the other cute things I received in my last box – and don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s crate, the fun DOES NOT stop in December! Oh, and use the code MERRY for free shipping!

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I also HAVE to tell you about these cute duck boots and that JOY TO THE WORLD t-shirt! I just can’t with all of this cuteness. For the boots, visit Shoedazzle to become a VIP member and get AMAZING deals each month! For season t-shirts, I get mine at Marc & Barb on Etsy – when you purchase your next seasonal shirt from them, use the code CRYSSIE15 at check out for 15% off your order!!! WOOT!

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Let me know if you purchase anything! I would LOVE to see pictures of you and even feature you on my Instagram!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!!!! Enjoy the holidays and take it ALL IN!

XOXO,

Cryssie Addis

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Falling in Love with Life

Ah – this fall has been fast and furious! I can’t get over how life has changed so much this past year. I haven’t done an update in a while, so here you go!

First off, the hubby and I spent so much of our summer back and forth between my Great Aunt’s convent and home. This picture is from her birthday! Darin made all of the sisters his famous stew and they LOVED IT!!! UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_649.jpg

I ended the summer with speaking at an amazing conference for Give That Girl a Mic ministries. I spoke on Abigail and it was such a moving conference on ALL levels! UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_40c.jpgUNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_40b.jpg

I had some amazing support there. I’m truly thankful for the women in my life!

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Friends who worship together, stay together! #thankful

The fall was pretty darn amazing and filled with so much family, fun and LOVE! We also welcomed a new puppy into our little family! Bloggin’ world, meet Mistletoe Ferdinand Addis! He has fit right in and has brought so much love into our home!

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As you can see, Holly LOVES her brother!

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Family time is ALWAYS a great time! I love that our whole family will come together to show support for the littles in our lives! We enjoyed cheering on sweet Kenley for band!

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I have a pretty awesome family!

Sister Celine came into town for a visit! I love her so much – I cannot even explain to you how important my Great Aunt is to me. She is my best friend and my hero!

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Right before Thanksgiving, we were able to celebrate the holidays in such a beautiful way!!! We attended the Harvest Gala that the Sisters of Saint Francis put on to raise money for their convent. We had SO much fun!

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It was nice to dress up a little and enjoy fall/winter festivities with our best friends!

Thanksgiving was super chill for us. We ended up just staying home with the pups and eating an amazing meal from the Honey Glazed Ham place! It was SO nice and relaxing. We hadn’t been able to just relax and enjoy family time (just us two) in a while!

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How was your fall? What do you have planned for the Christmas holidays? I can’t wait to hear all about it y’all! Enjoy the season and enjoy family, life and LOVE!! God is good!

You can grab those cute snake skin boots from Shoe Dazzle! They are ADORABLE and so comfortable! And that cute sweater I wore on Thanksgiving at SHEIN! SO SOFT and perfect for snuggles and relaxing.