Hello, friends! Hope you had a great week with your loved ones. Ours was amazing and special with it being our first married Christmas.
Got up early and went to the gym. I ellipticaled (new word) which is my usual Monday-I-don’t-feel-like-working-out workout and did some reading! Reading a good book seems to make the elliptical fly by. Then I headed into work for my last working day of 2013! Once off work, I headed to the grocery store, and home to relax and bake.
Watched You’ve Got Mail because why not? Such a good classic movie, not to mention, Meg Ryan + Tom Hanks are such a good duo!
Bake bake bake with butter & my new mixer. I love that mixer, so handy if you bake or cook a lot!
I baked chocolate chip peppermint cookies & sugar cookies, and both turned out really well. I finished up the night making ziti with sausage for dinner, and hanging out with the husband.
Woke up earlyish – around 8, and went to boot camp at the gym, then ran a few last minute errands with Tim.
We got ready for Christmas Eve dinner at BIL & SIL’s house. The meal started with spinach artichoke dip and vegetables, then the main course was gumbo, salad, and cornbread, all very delicious!
After dinner we exchanged gifts with the everyone, and had a great time watching the little kids open gifts! We got two new ornaments from my SIL and I love them!
We were home around 10pm and made peppermint bark martinis & watched Christmas Story on TV.
Christmas morning! We woke up + opened gifts/stockings. Tim got me a new nook for reading, shirt, a workout DVD, and some other little stuff. I got Tim a book, XL whiskey ice cub tray, brown leather gloves, and a water bottle!
Once we opened gifts, I made french toast with challah, bacon and mimosas! After hanging around, we got ready, and headed out to my parents house for the rest of the day.
We opened gifts with my family, had a roast beef dinner, and watched a movie. Perfect ending to Christmas day! Hung out with my family, had beef dinner & dessert. Watched movie in basement then headed home.
Woke up to our couch being delivered!! BEST DAY EVER… We’ve been waiting 4 weeks without a couch, so to say we’re happy it’s here is an understatement!
A tradition we have with Tim’s grandpa is getting sushi when he is in town! We headed to a local sushi buffet for lunch with grandpa, Tim’s aunt, mom, SIL and nieces. I loooove sushi, so I thoroughly enjoyed lunch! After lunch, we headed to the mall to do some shopping. I ended up with a white Michael Kors coat at Macys, and Tim got a coat from Macys as well. The rest of the day we just hung around.
I had a good day off work, went to the gym and shopping (new chair, bar tray, and lamp!), and then got ready for a big night out with my mom and sisters!
My mom surprised all of us with tickets to the Nutcracker at the Warner Theater! She first took us to Chef Geoff’s for apps and drinks, then we headed to the theater! It was an amazing production, and such a great night with my mom and sisters!
Lazy day at home with 40 minutes of the Bethenny yoga dvd and homemade pizza of course! p.s. this pizza was insanely good! plan to post this recipe soon!
We did a lot around the house, and then got ready to celebrate Tim’s grandpas 91st birthday! We went to an amazing restaurant called Trummer’s on Main and had a wonderful meal with Tim’s family! It was great to celebrate his grandpa, and we’re so thankful to have him in our lives.
It was a great Christmas week, and now we’re ready for NYE! Hope you have a safe and fun night!
QA: what were the highlights of your holiday week? Are you ready for the new year?!