My Winter Wonderland Day

*authors note: I wrote this post about a month ago and never posted it, but I put in a lot of effort to edit and watermark these photos. Plus this was a really nice day, so I’d like to share it with you anyway.*

I think I say it every 5 minutes, but winter is my favorite season.

Every year I pretty much just count down to winter and then when winter is over I get super sad.

About a week ago, I had a really nice winter day.

I wanted to share my photos and some commentary with you!

We woke up pretty early in the morning because my mom had a doctors appointment about an hour from our house at 8-ish. So we left the house at about 6 and took a nice drive.

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The drive was pretty uneventful, but I was intrigued by this truck.

I just sat in the lobby at the doctors office while my mom got checked out, so I took a selfie with the tree. They were playing a lot of christmas music I’ve never heard before. Did you know Kelly Clarkson has a christmas album? Maybe I’m the weird one for not knowing that.

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My bangs look greasy but I swear they’re just wet.

After visiting the doctors office, we had a few hours to waste until a dentist appointment, so we went to one of our favorite places: Central Market.

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This succulent wreath was like $65.
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This wasn’t $65
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 I love the fact that I’m only a little over an hour from a concrete artichoke when I’m in my home. It’s comforting.
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Less comforting concrete produce.
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I have an odd obsession with photos that are edge to edge.

There was a photo area set up outside the store, so being the camwhore I am, I had to take pictures.

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After spending some time (and about $14) in central market, we went to have an early lunch. I was so excited because we were right near my favorite restaurant, but they were closed :(((((

So we went to a pizza place that, much to my joy, offered vegan cheese.

I didn’t take a picture of my food because I generally don’t photograph my food, but I DID get a picture of the cool sink in the restroom.

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overjoyed
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The dryer is the big flat grey bit. It was super cool in the moment, I swear.

After eating, we went to the dentist. It was pretty uneventful, but they had the food network on so I got to watch The Pioneer Woman.

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Sorry for the ugly picture, Ree Drummond.

After that was the main event of the day… ICE SCULPTURES!!!!!!

I have a very intense love of ice sculptures and I’d been hoping to see these for like 2 months, so enthusiasm ahead.

We took a pretty long drive up to the Gaylord Texan,

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I thought the giant blue parkas they gave us were actually really cute… I think I was alone on that one.

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I didn’t get a good picture of the snowman, this is all I got.

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People are animals, they broke his hand off 😦

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In the gift shop, they were selling little notebooks with characters on them, but all they had left was him. All the Rudolphs and snowmen and other characters were all sold. I kinda felt bad for him.
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Painfully cute. I bought a stuffed polka-dotted elephant, don’t tell anyone.

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This was in the room with the giant ice slide. I felt like a giant dork sliding down the ice slide with all the toddlers. The staff glared at me :/
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The reindeer look like Pingu from the front. noot noot.

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And much to my surprise, my favorite sculptures actually came at the end.

In the nativity scene.

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I love him. I want to take him home with me 😦

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The ice was upsettingly clear. It was kinda breathtaking

Not much else to say, but I was amused by how huge the Gaylord Texan is (I’ve never been there before). They have their own FedEx!

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After this we kinda just went home.

Well thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

*P.S. I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in a while, I’ve actually been trying to but wordpress has been giving me an error message every time I try to post, schedule, or save ANYTHING. I’m mad about it. Love you guys though.*

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