In case you didn’t pop in over the holiday (I don’t blame you as I didn’t really either!), here’s what you missed!
My weekend was perfect in every way; it included a lot of fun times, but also a lot of relaxing, something Aaron and I both needed. It was so great having days off with him, and being able to get things done. Actually, the moments we weren’t doing anything were what we loved the most from the weekend. These 4 days off have made me so ready for Christmas! We both have 9 days off together! But, before we even start thinking about that, let’s recap my marvelous weekend.
I last left you off on Friday after my mom and I had gone shopping. For the most part of the day, Aaron and I just relaxed and hung out. Around lunchtime, he said he wanted to go out for a run, so of course I joined him! I spent other parts of the day making Cookie Dough Cupcakes and Buffalo Chicken Dip for later that night. While we celebrated with Aaron’s family, and my mom’s family on Thursday for Thanksgiving, we never really have a chance to see my dad’s side. My mom decided to have a little get together to just catch up as a lot of my cousins are in college and back on break.
My mom went a little overboard with food. On top of everything on the table in the picture above, she had Ham Bar-B-Q and meatballs in crockpots, and I brought Buffalo Chicken Dip! Honestly, there was so much food. One of my aunt’s brought a cheese platter, another brought pizza, and another brought a pumpkin roll!
As I mentioned, I do not like any part of Thanksgiving food. However, my “Thanksgiving feast” would have been Friday. I am an absolute sucker for appetizers, dips, finger foods. I love all of that, and definitely eat my fair share!It was such a blast having family over, and getting together with them all!
Aaron woke up not feeling so great on Saturday, and after I returned from doing some Christmas shopping, both of my boys took a long snooze! Aaron never naps, so I know he wasn’t feeling his best. Benny, well, he always naps! P.S. I was ecstatic Sunday morning when I saw Aaron shaved that mustache off! See ya next year, Movember!
Later on Saturday night, I had a date with my mom! About a month ago, my two best friends and their families (the girls anyway) wanted to go see Elf on Broadway, so my mom and I decided to join! We were all supposed to go out to dinner together beforehand, but that, unfortunately, didn’t happen. Instead, my mom and I went to Panera for a quick bite to eat before heading to the show.
It was a really good time with my mom, and we were able to meet up with both of my friends, and even my cousin who happened to be there. My mom and I don’t spend too much time alone, so this was much appreciated!
As for Elf, I definitely enjoyed it, and thought it was funny. However, I probably wouldn’t see it again. I’m a huge fan of the movie, and laugh the entire way through it, but they changed some parts of the movie, and missed out on some key quotes, and parts. I would recommend it just because it’s really put on tremendously. The set was amazing, and they all did a great job! Just a personal opinion that I like the movie more!
We had a low key Sunday morning before I had the urge to go get our Christmas tree! A few years ago, Aaron surprised me on our dating anniversary, which is December 3, to go get our own “real” Christmas tree, buy all the decorations, and have fun decorating it. We had it in my parent’s house, and did it for a few more years. We were going to wait until Tuesday to get it, but I didn’t want to feel rushed doing it all at night, so we did it today! As you can tell, Benson likes the tree, again. We found him hugging it, ha. He’s too much! I also completed the 100 burpee challenge for Elf4Health! I am sure I will be feeling it tomorrow!
The rest of the day was just as perfect as the entire weekend. I truly am blessed in my life, and lucky to have so many amazing friends and family around us!