I hope your Christmas was merry, ours was perfect. We spent a lot of time lazing around, eating, and soaking up good family fun, catching up on lost sleep and testing driving a new ride.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Toyota, all opinions are my own. You know I won’t lie to you.
Christmas came early “sorta kinda” the fine folks over at Toyota dropped off this 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited for me to trot around town until after Christmas. I had not heard of this vehicle before but it was a pleasant surprise. The color is called Blizzard Pearl, cute name right? It has a futuristic look to it on the inside and outside. The inner roof as futuristic like shapes as well as the insid door panels. One of the coolest parts the kids liked were the rear door handles are at the top. Oh, they so fancy.
My first excursion in the Toyota C-HR Limited was the ride home from the office. The next night I had the St. Jude Hope in the Harbor which translates to the DC Region St. Jude Holiday Party. We always have a great time with the St. Jude folks. It was nice to be thanked for all of our hard work by the CEO, Richard Shadyac. That means we will continue to push harder for cures.
It is a celebration when anyone gets their last chemo treatment. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital it is an even bigger deal. Like party worthy, each patient gets a “No More Chemo Party”. I got to experience that party via Virtual Reality (VR). I’m talking confetti, balloons and more. Click HERE to make a $25 donation for a No More Chemo Party for a St. Jude patient.
It was touching and I was cheering in my out loud voice. St. Jude is always thinking of dope ways to share a moment.
I live in the DMV area [DC + Maryland + Virginia] so crossing state lines happens all the time. Every time you cross state lines the Toyota C-HR says “Welcome to Insert State Here”. You should have seen me looking around like a crazy person when this voice announcement suddenly plays out the speakers. I wanted to say Yes, Lord! After the first time, I would chuckle whenever I heard it again. It has some really dope features on the dash console, the three red lights that let you know if your rear passengers are safely buckled or not. This means I don’t have to yell in the back and ask the kids if they have their buckles on. Oh, and best of all it has WI-FI!
Meet my God Baby J.S.B, she and I celebrated her first Christmas early. We spent the entire day together and she reminded me that I am not about the 4-month-old life. My baby is almost seven and I am out of practice. I did figure it and we enjoyed the day on her terms. We had a little mini shoot to celebrate the occasion, she was the only one camera ready. She loved the walker I got her for Christmas so much she tried to crash it into my tree.
Because the holiday cruise did not slow down we went to my Brother + Sister In-Law’s for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. We had so much fun we didn’t get home until 3 AM the next morning. We clearly had too much fun. LittleCuteLips and I won the Ugly Sweater Contest, you know I made them both.
I tried to make this an Ugly Christmas Sweater, I swear I did. I freaking loved the way it turned out. It was a hit when she wore it to school too.
Our Christmas Eve tradition has always been new pajamas. This year I had a fun activity for us to do before bed. We created ourselves using the LEGO Brickheadz, as you see we were serious about our creations. They turned out super cute.
The Toyota C-HR starts at $20,945, that is incredibly modest. I would totally get this for the ManChild’s first car. It is small yet spacious, he was impressed and he is a teenager so you know that is gold. He is 5’6 and said he could use a bit more leg from in the back. It handles incredibly you can take a curve with no problem. It felt light compared to the SUV I usually drive around in. It is perfect for city driving, you can get in and out and you can find street parking. The Toyota C-HR also comes with a 5 Star All over Safety Rating by the Department of Transportation.