The Random Writings of Rachel: A Texas Christmas

A Texas Christmas

Your Christmas may have been awesome, but was it....

get in a minor (no injury, slid into a ditch) car accident,


Rent a car,


Meet your first nephew for the first time,


Go to church with your in-laws,


Stumble across teenage photos of your husband,


Find this sign posted at a restaurant,


Stop at In-N-Out Burger,


Discover an unexplained giant eyeball in Dallas,


 Eat your first-ever first tamale, watch Angel run away from a seemingly random Pitbull and German Shepherd wandering around downtown, and stay up late to open all presents at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve kind of awesome? I doubt it.


*Yes, I realize that some of these events were not awesome, but I choose to take the strategy of relishing the adventure that is life, though in the moment I might (and did) cry over a few car dents.

Hoping you all had a merry and adventurous Christmas!

39 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas! Sounds like you got to experience lots of firsts, sounds awesome to me!

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  2. Definitely looks like an eventful Christmas! Well done on looking on the bright and adventurous side! (aren't teenage pictures of husbands weird?)

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  3. Wow you had a lot going on! And aside from the driving mishap, everything seems pretty awesome!

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  4. Never a dull moment with you. I suppose your Christmas would be just as random and exciting. I would love to know more about this giant eyeball. I may be heading out to Texas next year. It has now just become my life's mission to see the giant eyeball.

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  5. Nope I haven't had a Xmas like that, lol. But guess what Rachel, see that Xmas wrapping paper in the above photo, the red one with the white snowmen? I got Xmas presents wrapped up in the very same paper some years ago. Glad no one got hurt in the minor car accident.

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  6. Sounds like your Christmas was fun minus the car accident!

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  7. Sounds like a great Christmas. :-)

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  8. Yikes! Glad you are all okay and able to enjoy such an awesome christmas! ;-)
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  9. Oh no! I'm sorry about the car accident, but I'm glad the rest of your Christmas was great! Isn't it amazing how sometimes nothing seems to go right, and then everything is perfect because it's Christmas?
    I love the way you wrote this post- totally copied you for my Christmas recap ;)

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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  10. I love everything about this post! Merry Christmas and I hope the car is okay!

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  11. Wow! Sounds like you had a very adventurous Holiday!! ;) Glad you weren't hurt in the wreck!
    Merry Christmas (a little late) and Happy New Year!!!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. Sounds like a super fun, somewhat random trip.. .those are the best kind!

    prairiegirlbigscaryworld.blogspot.com

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  13. looks like you had lots of adventures, which hopefully means lots of stories and memories :) what did you think of that first tamale?

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  14. There were some definite ups and downs but it sounds like you had a great Christmas! I hope you enjoyed In N Out and those tamales, I think I take both of those delicacies for granted ;)

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  15. Boo about the car accident but glad it wasn't worse!! And that eyeball and the sign!! Definitely random!! Hope you had a great Christmas!!

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  16. Sounds like a packed Christmas!

    Glad that the car accident wasn't worse!

    Away From The Blue

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  17. Glad your accident wasn't worse! I get so nervous driving around this time of year. I'm literally like an old lady on the roads if there's even a sprinkling of snow on them! haha

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  18. Ok i have a lot of things to say....
    1. That totally sucks that you got in an accident!
    2. I love love love finding photos of my husband in HS. You need to hold onto those if you ever need to threaten him in the future.
    3. That sign is hilarious! Where was that? Great people entering that establishment.....haha

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  19. Lol the giant eye ball , can't decide whether it's weird or funny. Hope you are enjoying your holidays :)

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  20. Aw, your nephew is so cute! Sorry about the car accident, uh oh!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  21. Just thought I'd stop by and say hi. Saw your link at the sits girls saturday linky party. Come visit me www.creativetizzy.blogspot.com

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  22. Hey, all of these can be awesome in my eyes!

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  23. sorry to see that you got in a wreck, but glad no one got hurt & looks like you still had a great Christmas afterall :) love the sign in the restuarant - hilarious! the blue in your hair is so pretty!!! Merry Christmas!

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  24. Sounds like an awesome Christmas! ...minus the accident part. That picture of your meeting your nephew is adorable!

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  25. Haha hope your vehicle is OK and glad that you had a blast in Dallas! :) Lol why on earth is there a giant eyeball? That is strange. Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

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  26. Glad you guys are safe, hope the car wasn't totaled too badly. Looks like you had a great Christmas otherwise! :)

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  27. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! (Well, except for the car accident, I'm glad no one was hurt!)

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  28. Your Christmas sounds pretty eventful! That eyeball takes the cake though, whaaaat is that all about?! Hope you have a great new years ;)

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  29. The way your nephew is looking at you! It's too precious. I love your blue streak.

    Emeralds and Stripes

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  30. Oh my goodness! I'm glad you're both ok and that the accident wasn't too terrible. What a rotten way to start your Christmas vacation! I'm glad you still had a good time though. Your nephew is precious!

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  31. your nephew is totally adorable. and in-n-out might possibly be one of my favorite restaurants of all time. sad to say that, but it is SO GOOD!

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  32. That sounds like a lot to take in kind of holiday! It sounds like it still ended on a good note!

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  33. After the accident, it sounds like a magical holiday. Thankfully you are both okay. That giant eye-ball made me giggle. It's so random which is why it is so hilarious. :)

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