Santa Fe (And Get Yourself Some Boots!)

Howdy, folks! I forgot to ask last week…how was your Thanksgiving? We spent ours in Santa Fe with my family, and it was a perfectly festive break from our not so Christmas-y Southern California weather. We left on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and DROVE to Santa Fe because, well, we are obviously insane. However, the trip out there was surprisingly calm. I’m thinking our decision to present Wito with a shiny new family iPad (that I had painstakingly filled up with crazy fun apps and his favorite movies the night before) minutes before we embarked on the trip MIGHT have been a factor in the overall road trip happiness.

Now, the road trip back was another story. 5-year molars, snowstorms, 103-degree fevers…do I need to elaborate? No? Okie dokie.

Actually, I do think I will elaborate a teensy bit. We’ve been home for a week now and both kids are still sick. Three trips to the doctor, pink eye, a double ear infection, projectile vomiting and multiple rounds of aggressive hives later, I would like to say one thing to Santa Fe. WHAT THE SAM HELL IS UP WITH YOUR CRAZY MOUNTAIN VIRUSES?

Anyhoo! Santa Fe! Please to enjoy The Festive Festivities!

The Plaza Lighting Ceremony!

The crew. (They’re like The Outsiders – Preppy Version!)

A couple of turkeys…

And a baby doll.

Most importantly, I think Riley may have met his match in the suspicion department.

Now, if you haven’t visited Santa Fe before, cowboy boots are kind of a must.

Personally, Santa Fe or not, I think EVERYONE should own a pair of cowboy boots. Aren’t these Ariat boots gorgeous? I’ve been quite fond of them lately. My good friends at Langstons sent them my way a couple months ago and they have quickly become tops in my cowboy boot repertoire. I think you should have a pair too. So! Leave a comment on this post before Thursday, December 9th at 6pm PST and you’ll be entered to win one pair of Ariat boots from Langstons! I am loving my vintage caramel color, but if it’s not your cup of tea, you can choose any pair of Ariats you’d like. Check out all of the styles here.

Additionally, Langstons is offering 20% off all orders over $100 with the coupon code whoorl until December 12th. (And because I can not keep myself from looking at precious kiddie shoes, have you seen these and these? GAAAHHH SO CUTE.)

Yippee Ki Yay!!

  1. Kris

    December 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

    You know, I have a pair of Frye Harness 12s, and being in New England, many people mistake them for cowboy boots. It would be cool to have the real thing to show them what they *really* look like. :)

  2. Tina P

    December 6, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I have always wanted a pair of cowboy boots, but have just been too scared to go and buy them, I might have to now!

  3. Eugenie

    December 6, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I love the way cowboy boots look. I would love to have a pair of Ariats.

  4. Katrina

    December 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Love the boots! I am in Indiana and cowboy boots are pretty common here and not in a “these are fashionable” way! That is how I would wear them though!

  5. B.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I have just been considering buying a pair of cowboy boots — these would be great!

  6. Sarah

    December 6, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Cowboy boots are EXACTLY what this dyed-in-the-East-Coast-wool girl needs.

    And my much-cooler-than-me friend, who has dark red cowboy boots that I covet, is tired of hearing me want cowboy boots. She’d rather endure me showing them off. :)

  7. Christina

    December 6, 2010 at 7:12 am

    What a gorgeous family!

    I love the boots and have been considering a pair lately. Happy Holidays!

  8. Kristin

    December 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Those are GORGEOUS! And I desperately need a pair of cowboy boots!

  9. Lisak

    December 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Oooh, me likey. I would loooove some cowboy boots!

  10. Heather from NC

    December 6, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Ariat makes the most comfortable cowboy boots out there! I would love to have a brand new pair.

  11. Mint

    December 6, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Now THESE are some beautiful kicks!

  12. Dawn K.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Oh! I live in Kansas and I think that I might get kicked out of the state soon if I don’t procure some cowboy boots! I Love the Legends Distressed Brown pair.

    We’ve been sick the past week at our house, so I’ll send some healthy thoughts your way!

  13. abbiebabble

    December 6, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I’ve been wanting cowboy boots for years, but here in the Northeast, they’re sort of hard to come by. (I spose I could have, you know, ordered them online, but hey, I’m not that clever!)

  14. Carolyn

    December 6, 2010 at 7:20 am

    aDORable!! I mean the boots AND the pics of the kids and family.

  15. beckie s.

    December 6, 2010 at 7:20 am

    first off, your family is so adorable! second, those boots were made to live in my closet and on my feet!