Christmas-time has always been a big deal to me.
I love everything about the holiday season- the decorations, the family-time, the food, the shopping, the sales, the soul-trampling crowds… ok, almost everything. Anywho, this year was going to be a little more special, though, because this year we were going to have all of those things for the first time in our little Housecar.
I could hardly wait to start cramming it with holiday stuffs!
Our tiny tree!
I wasn’t sure how to solve the huge-Christmas-tree-in-a-tiny-Housecar problem, until we ran across these adorable table-top trees at the Whole Foods. Too perfect! We got some dollar store white and red Christmas light and strung them up around the slide outs, hung our stockings with care above our captain’s chairs, and called it Christmas.
Bacon infused whiskey anyone?
Pickling veggies, Housecar style!
Phillip got into the spirit by pickling everything we had in the fridge (which all ended up completely delicious!) and he made lemon cello and bacon-infused whisky for our friends on the road. (It’s wonderful to have a bartender as a boyfriend… said everyone but my own liver)
It felt like Christmas at the theater too! we were performing in the historic Majestic theater, right down the street from the actual Alamo. (Being from Orlando where so many natural and historic things are recreated, it’s unfathomable to me that these crazy historic things are real sometimes.) The theater is a beautiful old vaudeville/movie palace of yesteryear, and one of my all time favorite theaters in the country!
The Majestic marquee
The beautiful Majestic theater house. It feels like you’re outside when you’re inside here…
kinda like Mexico at Epcot. (Sorry, everything relates to Disney for an Orlando kid)
Presents a go go!
My 28-hour Floridian Christmas!
I flew home to Orlando for exactly 28 hours of Floridian Christmas Family Festivities (we only had Christmas Eve off of shows, and a night show on Christmas Day, so it was a quick trip) and had a awesome time.
Happy New Year 2015!
After the Christmas scramble, we spent our first New Years Eve quietly in our little Housecar, after a trip to Mi Tierra Cafe (a local landmark) after the show for a quick nightcap.
As we counted down to the next year in our little house on wheels, I felt so thankful for this new life we were starting together. A fresh, new year to build a life in our funky Housecar together, surrounded by our furry kids and getting to travel the country while dancing on my dream job…. sounds absolutely perfect to me.
Happy Holidays from our Housecar to Yours!