Monday, December 28, 2009

A most wonderful Christmas.

How is Christmas over already? I mean really, it never lasts long enough but it's always fun while it's here and this year was no different. It was definitely a fabulous Christmas weekend...

Wednesday: Some friends of mine and their parents hosted a holiday party to get together some of our high school friends and it was lovely. Seriously it was great to see so many of my friends and just hang out and drink and have fun catching up.

Megan, JoAnn and me. Heart these girls.

aw Steve and Karen, heart them.

Matt and Steve lookin good.

Thursday: Spent most of Christmas Eve relaxing and hanging out before heading to Matt's mom's house for a bit. Eventually I went over to my parent's house for dinner with the fam which was nice and tasty and a little chaotic as always. After dinner I came home and watched It's a Wonderful Life, had some wine and relaxed until Matt came home, twas all sorts of loverly.

Friday: Christmas!! I seriously love Christmas, I was like a little kid. Matt and I did our own Christmas together before heading to my parents for breakfast. We opened some presents...these two being the absolute best, haha.

Yes, I got my dad a Snuggie well a Slanky
but still, just as awesome and it has a pocket!

using it to its full potential, haha.

my brother with his new karate shirt, LOVE it.

After breakfast and presents the rest of the day went something like this. Matt's dad's house for more brunch and presents, back to my parent's for more presents and games, our place to change and drop off gifts, my aunt and uncle's house for gift exchange and dessert where my cousins and I took these lovely pictures similar to last year...

such good lookin cousins.

and such silly cousins.

then we made our way to Michaela's house for dinner and more gifts and more awesomeness, then back to our place to change and drop off presents before walking over to the bar nearby to hang out with the cousins again, aka craziness.

I'm pretty sure we had a lot to drink, haha.

Love how my sister got her hand
in there under Matt's chin, haha.

Basically it was one hell of a busy Christmas but I wouldn't have changed any of it at all. Oh, oh and how could I forget?! Three of my favorite gifts that make me sound like such a domesticated adult....two new aprons (one of which was from my Etsy wishlist, thank you sister!), a coupon holder and some money towards my weddng dress from Santa, haha.

ice cream and wine aprons.
two of my favorite things!

so so cute!

this was too darn cute,
gotta love Santa.

Saturday: Spent most of the day putting away all our new Christmas gifts and organizing and having fun and hooking up our new DVD Blu Ray player, woo. The rest of the day consisted of lunch with some friends and dinner at my parent's house and rounding out the night with a marathon of The Mentalist (one of the best presents Matt got, looove this show) and some wine drinking, aka awesomeness.

Sunday: Oh what a lovely day. Walked in the morning before heading to Michael's to do get some wedding inspiration and then came home to a day of watching Rent and some more weddingness before and evening of spaghetti, hanging out with Matt and another Mentalist marathon (seriously love that show!).

And what made Sunday even better was the fact that I didn't have work today and I don't have work all week! Yes I know it's crazy and it's awesome. So with that I apologize now if I'm not making my rounds on the blogs or even writing as much, I'm trying to take a computer break if I can.

But do tell, how was your Christmas or weekend or both? Hope your holidays are all sorts of fabulous so far!

happy monday!


Rachel said...

Looks like a fun & successful Christmas! I'm so jealous you don't have to work today :(

Gerty said...

Your blog post was able to entertain me for good 10 min of this awfully boring work day. We saw Avatar this weekend- so good, and did a Dexter marathon! Glad your Christmas was such a success!

The Modern Gal said...

Santa is creative. I love his homemade card! And your dad's Slanky is awesome too. Glad you had a great Christmas!

Grace said...

That sounds like a great Christmas. I love spending time with family. I am so happy to be back in California too. Enjoy your days off!

Mandy said...

Looks like a great Christmas! The wedding dress card is classic and so creative.

Erin said...

Ok, so you dad looks exactly like the Superintendent in my school district. Crazy!

P said...

I got my mum a slanket type thingy too and she got so confused putting it on - you'd think it would be straight forward but she managed to mess it up!

michelle woo said...

What the heck is a Slanky and how is it different from a Snuggie? I AM SO CONFUSED. Haha.
Glad you had a merry one! I did too! :)

Ashalah said...

If you haven't done the save the date cards yet, that card should totally be on it ;)

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday!!

Julie Q said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday week! And I dunno. I think I like your dad's Snuggy with a Pocket better.. Slanky sounds kinda weird to say hahaha

Gemini said...

Glad your Christmas was fabulous! It is so fun to share it with family and loved ones and I can tell by your words it was all around awesome.

Lexilooo said...

I got an apron too! Yay Santa!

ria said...

sounds like a wonderful day!!

Bayjb said...

Aww that looks like a great holiday! Wow everyone got snuggies except for me, which is okay. your dad getting a snuggie and slanket make up for it.

Nora said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas! Sounds like a lot of fun with all the family, present exchanging and photos =)

Blicious said...

SNUGGGIEEEEEE!!! i want one. ;)

great pics hun!

amanda said...

i love baby hollywood!

snuggies...sigh. you're dad is lucky, i still don't have one. psh.

and um, that wedding photo-haha.

.jimaie.marie. said...

hahaha!! I LOVE that you got your dad a Snuggie, Isaiah asked for a kid sized one and how could I NOT get it for him?! But omg, your dad's Slanket has a pocket!!! Seriously amazing lol!

And dang, you weren't lying, you guys are one hot group of cousins!!