Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekending {12/29} Christmas Edition

I am so excited to be back and share my holiday travels with you! Oh.... and I booked my wedding venue (eeeekkkk!!!)

I am most excited about being back home. I have been out of town for almost 2 weeks and just got in last night. Sleeping in my own bed, cooking in my own kitchen, and sitting on my own couch never felt so good.

My trip started off in Texas with my family. My mother and I flew in early to enjoy some time with my Grandmother and aunts before all of the craziness started. We did lots of wedding planning, shopping, chatting, and baking :) I also got to wrap Grandmother's gifts, which I love to do!

Grandmother's gorgeous tree

Mom and I are twins :) 
AR, my dad, and my brother joined the group right before Christmas. Other family joined in and by Christmas day, we had 24 people at dinner! AR and I were able to slip away and grab dinner with friends from Texas on two nights, which was amazing. We have so many great friends in Houston that we miss!

Post Christmas Eve Service with my Grandmother

A small sample of the Christmas Day sweets

AR, me, Mom, Dad, and my younger brother Sam. Apparently I am marrying a giant. 

AR and I (note that he is wearing one of the gifts I gave him. I think he likes it!)

After lots of holiday fun, AR and I packed up and drove the 5 hours to his family in Louisiana. It was so nice to see his family and some of our friends (along with their cute babies!).

AR is the baby whisperer. I believe I made Ava cry here, so I handed her to AR. He fixed it. 

We left for Atlanta on Sunday morning and drove 8 hours. It took a million trips to unload our car and I may never be done sorting things out! Seriously, my entire dining room and entry way is covered in stuff.

After a grocery store trip and a yummy dinner (wheat pasta with tuna, capers, lemon, and artichokes), we sat on the couch with homemade hot chocolate and the movie Four Christmases. It feels SO good to be back home.

Almond milk, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, and vanilla. So so good

What is the first thing that you do when you come back home from a long trip? Mine in laundry!

Linking up with B Loved Boston and Champagne and Suburbs today! Check back tomorrow for the wedding planning updates! 



  1. Ahhh you found a wedding venue - that is so exciting!! Can't wait to hear more!! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with lots of food, family and fun but it's always nice to be back home!

  2. LOVE the herringbone vest. I've been looking for one for a while and haven't found the perfect one yet.

  3. I used to LOVE wrapping my family's presents for them when I was home! It was one of my favorite things about Christmas!

    1. I love wrapping gifts! I think I may have missed my calling to work at Paper Source or something :)

  4. That tree is gorgeous, just gorgeous! Sounds like a great Christmas. That cup of cocoa looks amazing!


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