Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas weekend recap

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I know that I did. It was filled with lot of family, fun and food. Christmas Eve was spent at our house with my mom. I spent the afternoon running last minute errands and making cake balls. In the evening, Geof, my mom and I spent some family time together watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story. We had lots of delicious treats and my mom and Geof fell asleep very early.

Christmas Eve filled with lots of wine and cake balls!

Christmas morning was spent at our house and we opened gifts and stockings. Geof loved the surprise that I got for him. It’s so hard hiding things when you both live under the same roof. I took all of his memorabilia from when the Phillies won the World Series in 2008 and had it professionally framed at Michael’s. He loved it! It’s so funny when you’re an adult how it gets better to give rather than to receive. Speaking of receiving, I got some delightful gifts too. My mom got me the beautiful Murfee scarf from Lilly Pulitzer and some pretty earrings from Kate Spade. She also got me this cute leopard infinity scarf from The Limited. Geof got me the gray Uggs that I wanted in addition to the Tiffany Key Pendant and the Junior Drake Tabitha bag that I wanted. He also got me some really cute stuff from Etsy and the J. Crew ring that I had asked for.


Bag, Uggs, Lilly box and J. Crew ring. Please excuse the pics of my with crazy hair and zero makeup.

Kate Spade earrings and Cupcake necklace from Etsy

Tiffany Key necklace and pretty Lenox Ornament that my mom got us

The tree Christmas morning and yule log on TV. It will have to do until we have a real fireplace! Here is Geof's favorite stocking.

The dogs enjoying Christmas. Mandy likes her new toy!


Geof's present and he also loved the book I got for him...The Bro Code from How I Met Your Mother. We love that show!

Christmas evening, we went to my Aunt & Uncle’s house for a big Christmas dinner. The food was so good and it was great to see everyone. My Aunt Beth and Uncle Tim ended up coming back to our house because the kids wanted to see the dogs. They’re the aunt and uncle with a son and triplets. They are the sweetest children and awesome cousins. Sarah (one of the triplets) is so crafty and crocheted scarves for Geof and me for Christmas. It was the sweetest thing ever and very thoughtful.

Us at my aunt & uncle's, desserts and scarves my cousin made for us!

Family

I have to say that Saturday and Sunday were pretty lazy days. Saturday afternoon, we went to Olive Garden for lunch and then to the mall for a bit to checkout some of the after Christmas sales. When we came home, we started watching the first season of Dexter and I am hooked.

Sunday, we watched more Dexter and then I got some motivation to clean out some of our closets with Geof. I see a trip Goodwill in our future for a big drop off. We had Taco Bell for dinner and then more Dexter. We watched the entire first season in 2 days. I can’t wait to get started on season 2.

How was your holiday weekend?

30 comments:

Jill said...

Sounds like a GREAT Christmas. I love love love the purse you got for Christmas... so cute! My mom makes a Christmas Tree cake just like the one in your photo. :)

Jules~ thank you so much for your sweet comment and your prayers concerning my Grandpa. Our family really felt all the prayers and it meant so much to us.

perfectly paisley said...

It looks like you had such a great Christmas and got everything you want! :o) Glad to hear it was wonderful!

Christa said...

Sounds like a perfect Christmas Eve night! Love your new Tiffany necklace! Glad you had such a great Christmas! :)

Lis said...

Hi hun! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas!! I am dying over that bag - it's too die for! And I'm also loving the Kate Spade earrings so much!! I'm so glad Geoff liked his gift - that was so thoughtful of you!!
I hope you have a wonderful week! Any big NYE plans?

Mrs. Dew said...

Looks like you had a FAB Christmas!!! Love the cupcake necklace, too cute!

The Browns said...

Jason & I just started watching Dexter! We watched the first 2 seasons on Netflix & now were on season 4. It's a really good show :) I'm glad you had a fabulous Christmas. I love everything you got!
<3 Bon

EmilyB said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas! Your presents are just adorable....I especially adore the purse and necklace!

Danielle said...

Aren't those uggs the best?! Looks like you had a GREAT Christmas! Hope you have a safe and happy New Year!

KatieSPerk said...

I am so glad you had a grand Christmas!! In love with your presents! I am dreading the great closet cleanout of the New Year but it must be done!!

Lexilooo said...

These cake balls are everywhere! My brother's girlfriend made three different kinds for us!

Also, I bought my mother Lenox ornaments- the 12 Days of Christmas set, and she loved them!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

great presents@ i love the tiffany key necklace. checking that out online now...

-Leslie
And Her Little Dog Too
http://www.andherlittledogtoo.com

The Pink Chick said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! I love all your gifts!!! You must have been a very good girl this year! :)

Blair said...

What a wonderful Christmas! Those cake balls look delish (the wine too!)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you got!! The KS earrings, to die for and that purse would look so cute with the new boots I got! Ha!

Have a great day!!

xoxo,
Blair

PinkSass said...

Oooh Ooh what a great Christmas you had girl!

Gwen said...

What a wonderful Christmas!!! I knew Geof would love his gift. :) And I love, love, love your loot!!! I was thinking about getting a Tiffany key for myself this year. LOL!!! XOXO

MCW said...

You picked up lots of good loot!!!

Love those earrings..I got grey knitted Uggs to! Love them...

Melissa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and got some great gifts! :D

Whitney said...

Sounds like the perfect Christmas!!!

Lindsey said...

WOW Looks like a fab CHristmas, great pics!!

gCe said...

You got some lovely things! I love the key necklace! Those cake balls look yummy!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Dang girl...you must have been GOOD this year with all those fantastic gifts!! I'm drooling over those boots!

Annie said...

now i want OLIVE GARDEN! num ;) the cake balls look delicious too!!
i'd also have to say, you must have been on the "nice list" this year!! all your gifts are fabulous!! :)
glad you had such a wonderful christmas hun!

*kimmie* said...

Oh the cake balls are just gorgeous! What lovely gifts! Hope it was all you wished for and more!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous looking Christmas lady! Those earrings are just gorgeous!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Wow! It looks like you had an amazing Christmas. I love all of your new jewelry!

d.a.r. said...

Looks like a fantastic Christmas!!!

Brittany Ann said...

We're doing the closet clean out on Sunday! Can I tell you, I'm a little excited!

Peace.Love. Lipgloss. said...

Wow- you made out this Christmas! I had a crazy full week leading up to Christmas with family & the rest of the weekend I too vegged out! I'm obsessed with HIMYM, as well! I need that recipe for the cake balls- how did they turn out?

Lacey said...

Sounds like an amazing Christmas and I LOVE your gifts! Those Kate Spade earrings are just gorgeous! And I totally agree that it becomes more fun to give than receive. I was so excited to give hubby his presents!

Tasha said...

It looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas! It's such a thoughtful gift idea to have all his Phillies souveniers framed! Your dogs are SO adorable!