Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Wholidays!

First of all, before I even get into my weekendness I have to welcome all my new readers! If you didn't see my tweet, I found out Friday afternoon that I was the Blog of Note on the official Blogger Blog, pretty freaking sweet way to start to my weekend.

Anyhoo moving on, my weekend was all full of holiday and craziness so let's recap shall we:

Friday: After work I headed over to my father-in-law (still so weird to say, haha)'s house for dinner which was loverly. We all hung out for a bit before Matt and I came home for a bit before heading to our local dive bar to meet up with some family. The whole night was just fun with some drinking and hanging out and catching up and laughing and oh how I heart my family.

Saturday: Woke up earlyish to go get our Christmas tree with Matt's dad which was way too much fun. I love getting our tree every year, it's just so official and holiday and yay! After we got our trees we all went out to brunch which was nice. I mean what better way to start off a day of holiday shopping madness than with some mimosas and an omlette (none that I can think of that's for sure!). Afterwards Matt and I were shopping maniacs going on and on and on.
After shopping we came home to decorate the tree! Ah! My favoritest part, listening to Christmas music and decorating, loverly. And I am quite the fan of the final product:

our tree!

all lit up!

Eventually we needed a break and that break came in the form of a dinner date to Cheesecake Factory (seriously I don't know that I've ever had a bad meal there, it's so damn delicious) and a movie date to see the newest Narnia flick (which I loved). Basically twas one ridiculous day followed by some loverliness.

Sunday: Slept in til about eleven (I mean really, can I do that every day) before getting up and at em for another frantic filled day of Christmas shopping. I freaking finished shopping for everyone on my list (including myself, I mean it was pretty much a necessity to own these shoes right?). After shopping Matt and I decided to head on over to Universal Studios to check out Grinchmas and get into the holiday spirit (despite the fact that it was freaking eighty degrees, so so wrong!).

happy wholidays everyone!

a very whoville looking tree.

even the Simpsons are in the holiday spirit.

some whos dancing around
another whotastic tree.

and the Grinch himself even showed up.

the tree in CityWalk was pretty
sweet looking as well.

After Universal we headed on over to the Americana for dinner and just some more Christmasness, seriously I am a sucker for lights and fake snow. The rest of the night was spent starting our Christmas/thank you cards (oh man what a process this is going to be) and watching some shows and just relaxing, loverlyness.



And that was my weekend, whew. And how was yours? Anything Christmassy going on?





happy monday!

38 comments:

blessingsgoddess said...

Looks very festive over there !

nomore said...

Merry Christmas...

Mandy said...

Love the whoville tree! The Grinch christmas cartoon is one of my favorite Christmas shows and I watch it every year. This weekend my 14 year old cousin and I started our holiday baking.

Renee said...

merry christmas !

elmosoreo said...

Oh wow :( I'm not skilled. My Christmas shopping is taking forever. You're lucky.

Lacey Bean said...

Yay congrats blog of note!! And what's with the random comments now? Haha.

We did some shopping at the holiday market in Bryant Park - so cute and so much fun!! Knocked a bunch of people off our list!!

Perdita said...

Sounds like you have the same Xmas stuff as me- new inlaws and thankyou+cards. Congrats, great blog.

commoncents said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
I'm glad I found your blog - keep up the great work!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Sarah-Wife, Mother, Friend, Writer said...

Sounds VERY enjoyable! Perfect!

Sarah
theweatheredword.blogspot.com

Toliver Edge said...

Saw you on blogs of note, congrats. Kind of a bummer to have an 80 degree December though...it's a winter wonderland outside my house.

Andrea said...

80 degrees in December is so NOT okay!

You did so much Christmassy stuff this weekend. I'm jealous! Happy Holidays, Ktelin!

AmberLaShell said...

I didn't do anything christmasy this weekend, I worked, and cleaned, and that was about it, :( I think whoville tree is very cute! great pics..
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RSA Now said...

Ooh how pretty! Have a very Whoappy Christmas :)

Allie O'Bannon said...

we put up our tree & decorations this weekend to! it's so nice to sit in the living room with all the lights on!

Susan said...

What a festive weekend! And yes those shoes were necessary. We just started chipping away at the thank you notes, it's a beast.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Tree looks great! so glad I wasn't the only one as a shopping fanatic this weekend. Yay holidays!

Janee said...

I only want to say so beatutiful pictures and happy days!I just stay at home

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Anonymous said...

Wow! So much in colorful festive mood :-) i love those pics they r so colorful and so beautiful!!

Smirky said...

Wow! so much in colorful festive mood:-) i love those pics they are so colorful and beautiful:-)

Jack said...

life is color!

iamdan said...

i can feel Christmas on this blog...

Merry Christmas...

PatrickNormandin said...

Amazing Christmas tree! Congrats!

amanda said...

congrats on being the official blogger blog. that's pretty awesome, girl!

great looking tree. aren't christmas trees just the best?

umm...that whole grinch setup is amazingggg.

the shoes rock!

JAGDISH BALI said...

gorgeous !

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pinturas said...

que buenas fotos de navidad!!!

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pintores madrid

Nora said...

Love the Grinch stuff! So exciting.

Congrats on being a blogger of note :)

Blicious said...

love your tree!! so pretty!

xoxo
b

Jonas said...

That's a great blog! Really liked reading it! Keep up the good work, I'm defenitely coming back =)

Jonas
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Zaraya said...

Your weekend sounds very entertaining. It seemed like you had a blast. LUCKY YOU. This weekend was full of studying for FINALS and selling back books...and wishing I was home to decorate the tree with my family. But all of that doesn't start til the end of the week :( SO, I'm glad someone had a good and productive holiday weekend.

PS. Shoes are very cute.

sburns said...

i love the feeling of christmas coming

jai @ computer tips said...

wow... cool christmas trees, real festive season :)

MJ said...

You've inspired me! I'm fairly new to L.A. (well, the USA, too) and haven't yet been to the Universal Studios - must get my act together. I am, however, loving the festive prettiness of the Americana right now and have made regular trips there :)

Kansas City News said...

Great site - and congrats on getting on the Blogger home page!

Diirra said...

I love your enthusiasm for christmas, that's the kind of spirit we should all have. I guess we forget when we get older how beautiful this holiday is, well all holiday's are beautiful but this gives us the oportunity to reunite with those that we dearly love. Open awesome presents and best of all have a great time:) After reading your blog i want to hear christmas music and get in the christmas mood! Thank You!

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Julie Q said...

I love how you get to go look at pretty christmas stuff while not be freezing and sniffling :) :) thanks for sharing the pix!