Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekend Recap : Christmas Weekend

Good Morning! Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas-filled weekend.  It's never easy getting back to work the Monday after a Holiday.  That's for sure! I am co-hosting with Bella for our Weekend Recap linkup!  Did you all enjoy your Holiday weekend?  Share it with us! Grab the button below and add your link to the list.

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On Wednesday, I had to work a half day, but the evening was spent with dinner at Outback Steakhouse and then driving around looking at Christmas lights, watching Christmas movies with the fam, and sipping hot cocoa in my pajamas. There's just something so magical about Christmas that brings so much joy.

We woke up Thursday morning bright and early to start opening presents by the tree while sipping hot coffee. We also let our fur babies open their own gifts.  They aren't necessarily good at it, but they know they have something wrapped in the wrapping paper!  It's too funny watching them try to open their gifts!  After presents were opened and our stockings were empty, we began cooking Christmas breakfast. (A small tradition we've always done) We always cook the simple stuff like eggs, toast, and bacon served with some cold Orange juice. Always so delicious and heartwarming!  After breakfast we cleaned up and got ready for family to arrive!   

Just a few of the Christmas gifts received were Tory Burch sunglasses, Victoria's Secret Pajamas, a Nike hoodie, Keurig  Carousel, Mac Eyeshadow Palette,  Hazelnut K-cups, several gift cards, and more!
We spent the majority of the day cooking, laughing, conversing, and drinking our Christmas beverage: Vodka, Cranberry Juice, and Orange Juice in our Holiday glasses I made years ago.  That night we walked around the lake by my parents house and looked at lights.  So beautiful!

Very early Friday morning, my husband and I woke up to head on our long, boring, 5 hour drive to his parents to spend the weekend with them.  Once we finally arrived around 10 am, I hurried to get ready so we could open presents and get the day started. His parents got me a hanging jewelry organizer with a mirror, socks, a warm thermal to wear to the snow, and gift cards!

We took his younger brother to the baseball field so he could use his new bat.  I helped by getting all the balls he hit in the outfield haha!

Our fur puppies got some cute gifts too! They got sweaters, chew bones, and new toys from both Grandmas!

Friday night, we went out for their family friends birthday! She got a selfie stick as one of her presents from Santa so of course we had to use it!   We stopped at a pizza place and then went bowling.  We play poker as we bowl.  For instance you start off with 3 cards, and in order to get your 4th card you need to bowl a strike or a spare.   Same way to get your 5th card.  Once you have 5 you are in the running to win.   The only way to exchange a card for a new one in the deck is to bowl a strike or spare.  Of course you try to get the highest poker hand to win!   So I put my cards in my back pocket and three accidentally fell into the toilet.  What a bummer. haha!

We woke up early Saturday to head an hour to the snow! I hadn't been to the snow in two years so it was so fun to be able to go with his family!

Later that night we watched the Holiday bowl, NEBRASKA vs. USC.  So bummed USC won!
We were supposed to go to that game but decided not to.

Sunday we woke up and had breakfast with his family and went to Dicks Sporting Goods to exchange on of my hubby's Christmas gifts from his brother.  Then we had lunch at Red Robin before we made the 5 hour drive home.

We had such a fun Christmas Weekend.  I'm so sad it's over.  Now it's time to prep for the New Year!  I feel like this year flew by! So many great memories from 2014!  What are your 2015 New Years goals?

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Also, next week Bella and I will be hosting a 2014 end of year recap linkup on Wednesday aka NYE. So feel free to join us on recapping your favorite and memorable moments in 2014.
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  1. What fun! It is really hard to be back to work and reality this morning isn't it? I'm really glad we still have New Year's this week, that makes it easier! :) Happy Monday!

  2. Sounds like a fun Christmas!!!!

  3. Looks like Santa was very good to you!! Great gifts! -xx


  4. Aww such great gifts you got! Love the pups in their sweaters! That Merry Christmas sign on your mantel is gorgeou! I wish we had snow here, you would think Chicago would have cooperated and given us a white Christmas, but zip. Glad this is a short week!

  5. Looks like you had a very busy and wonderful Christmas! My husband and I have made it tradition to drive around a few nights before Christmas with the kids! I love your gifts!! Santa was good to you ;). My 2015 goals consist of spending lots of time outdoors, capturing memories with my new camera, blogging opportunities, re-branding and focusing on my faith!

    Have a happy New Year!

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and that the weekend provided you with loads of fun. I am so excited to experience snow again when we move back to Ohio in Feb.

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Tubing in the snow looks like so much fun, and I loveee your Tory Burch wallet!!

  8. AhhhH! Your gifts are awesome! We let Scout opening his own gifts too. It's super funny to watch! Snow tubing can be so much fun! Looks like you had a great long weekend. Thanks for linking up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. Great gifts! love the Tory Burch wallet and MAC palette! Our dogs also get their own gifts and get to unwrap. Unfortunately they have become pros and we have to keep theirs hidden until it's time to open them!

  10. Sounds like a packed but pleasant weekend! I love watching pups opening presents :)

  11. It looks like you had a great Christmas!!! Love the pups in christmas sweaters--that always makes me smile :)


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