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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

Welcome back everyone. Today, my husband and I are hitting the road. Our 10 year wedding anniversary was December 1st, and we decided that we would take a little trip away to celebrate. Of course we had to wait until winter break so the kids were out of school, and after my son's birthday. If you missed that post, find it here.  

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Oh, funny story, do you know what the traditional gift is for a 10 year anniversary? Tin/aluminum. So guess what? Our washing machine broke ON OUR ANNIVERSARY. Does a new washing machine count as a tin/aluminum gift??? LOL. Luckily, my husband jerry-rigged it with a zip tie, so it's "fixed" for now. How very MacGyver of him.

 But anyway, we are headed to Charleston, SC, and I am so excited! Yes the time away from our kids, away from the stress of the holidays and away from the toy store that is now my home will all be fantastic, but I am most excited about spending time away with just my husband. We have the best time together when we are able to just be together...doing adult things, not having to check menus at restaurants to make sure they have chicken fingers and french fries. Although, I will miss these little goobers...

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 I am so excited, in fact, that I have already started planning my outfits for this trip. I also keep checking the weather down there, and it seems like they are about 10ish degrees warmer then we are! Hooray! Since we will be eating out a lot and...having an actual night life...say what?!?... I am packing a lot of date night attire. And then there is the dilemma of what to wear for New Years Eve! My husband and I haven't ever been out on New Years Eve before. So, I am going to go big...I am thinking sequins...because sequins are festive and eye catching. Any excuse to wear sequins and I'm all over it.  LOL.  Here are some of my options so far...I am still waiting for a sequin dress to come. At this point, I am kind of hoping I can get away with out having to wear tights, but it has to be over 60 degrees! Yes I have a temperature limit for no tights. I hate being cold!

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I haven't gotten to casual outfits yet, but I will need those, of course. We plan on doing a lot of walking, so don't worry, I will bring my walking heels... No but really, I have walking heels. LOL. But, this pile of outfits on the chair and on the floor is proof that I am getting to casual wear. How many suitcases will I need this time?!?

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So, sorry for the short post, I promise to fill everyone in on what we did and what I wore when we get back.  Here's hoping the eight hour car drive doesn't result in arguing and all around grumpiness. Maybe if I just sleep the entire way...that's cool right?!? And, I am writing these posts ahead of time, so you won't even miss me! Stay tuned next week, for a post about New Year's Resolutions. 

 

-xo 

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