Making Memories: Family Celebrations

Making Memories: Family Celebrations

Happy Thursday which feels like Monday to me ladies. Christmas was very meaningful this year so I took time off from the blog to revel in family time and simply soak it all in. Time seems to be flying faster than ever these years and I don’t want to miss the things that matter most. Blogging can take over your life if you let it and I was determined not to let that happen this year.

I’ve read all your comments and you’ve given me some great ideas for upcoming posts and a new series, so thank you! I will email the winners this weekend.Jennifer Connolly with daughter and sister in law in San Francisco

Our festivities started with a few days in San Francisco with my sister-in-law. The city was lit up and bustling.

Jennifer and Vanessa Connolly shopping at Nordstrom

My daughter’s flying home today and as always, her trip has felt too short. We shopped, and talked, and laughed and shopped some more. I think we logged more hours in Nordstrom and Sephora than ever before. She’s the only woman I shop with so we have a blast.Jennifer and Vanes Connolly after being drench by the rain

Christmas Eve, we shopped through a torrential rainstorm and being the troopers we are, didn’t let it deter us one bit. vanessa and james smiling for the cameas

My grandson, the previous little ham bone, has refused to smile in pictures for several months. I did discover who he will smile for:)

Jennifer and Vanessa Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing aprons

I got this Airfryer for Christmas which we immediately put to the french fry test. Awesome! Crispy and lower calorie so this will be a fun new toy for me. Have you tried one?

Santa brought me a new iPad, which I needed desperately, and some wonderful new skin care products which I will report back on after I’ve given it a good try.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.


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  1. December 27, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Happy New Year Jennifer!

    • December 27, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks MaryAnn, Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Joanna
    December 27, 2018 / 11:30 am

    You have your priorities right! Our family & friends are more important than anything else going on in our life. They are not to be neglected! I have to remind myself sometimes.
    There is that handsome grandson of yours. He is growing up so fast. Obviously, Vanessa has the magic touch with young ones.
    Wishing you & yours a Happy New Year!

    • December 27, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      She sure does and I think my grandson is smitten;) Happy New Year Joanna and thanks for contributing to our community here.

  3. December 27, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Thank you for sharing these glimpses of your family Christmas! I’m glad you were able to share it with your lovely daughter and your handsome grandson. We have also been with our daughter and grandchildren. We haven’t ventured out to explore the Boxing Day (week) sales yet, but my daughter, granddaughter, and I are planning a girls afternoon out today.

    • December 27, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      That sounds so fun, Elaine. Have a safe and wonderful New Year!

  4. Eleonore Zanette
    December 27, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Love the family pictures. Happy New Year Jennifer to you and your family.

    • December 27, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Happy New Year Eleonore and thanks for being here.

  5. Kay
    December 27, 2018 / 9:23 am

    Tell us how you use the air fryer. I got one, too, and I’m clueless. You also got me thinking I need to get back to San Francisco where I usually go once a year.

    • December 27, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      My daughter and sons girlfriend made french fries from scratch which were great. It was the only recipe that came with the machine so I’m hunting online for some others to try. I’ll keep you posted but I assume there must be someone out there to explain it to us;)

      • Cyndi
        December 28, 2018 / 6:34 am

        Was the French Toast on the web? Link please

        • December 28, 2018 / 7:59 am

          We made french fries!

  6. December 27, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Happy New Year! I hope you had some quality time with family!

  7. Cyndi
    December 27, 2018 / 7:40 am

    Glad you had a good holiday; family time is the best! French toast in the air fryer… details PLEASE!

  8. Ellen Greene
    December 27, 2018 / 7:35 am

    I can count on one hand the blogs that I bother reading. Yours, my dear lady, is Number One. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  9. December 27, 2018 / 7:27 am

    You have a beautiful family, Jennifer! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. Susan Gowan
    December 27, 2018 / 6:01 am

    Best wishes for a Happy healthy New Year, Jenn and to those you love!

    • December 27, 2018 / 6:32 am

      Thanks, Sue. Happy New Year!

  11. Nancy
    December 27, 2018 / 5:56 am

    Love the aprons, best wearable fashion yet!

    • December 27, 2018 / 6:33 am

      Me too. I wish I could find the rest of my collection.

  12. Cindy
    December 27, 2018 / 5:51 am

    Love the Santa hats on the chairs!

    • December 27, 2018 / 6:34 am

      That was at Sotto Mare in North Beach, SF. My daughter and I love that restaurant.

    • December 27, 2018 / 6:34 am

      That was at Sotto Mare in North Beach, SF. My daughter and I love that restaurant.

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