December 29, 2014

So That Was Christmas

Morning and happy most depressing day of the year! Not the happiest greeting, huh? But, it's so true right? The Monday after Christmas is just depressing because everything starts to get back to normal and people lose their Christmas cheer. Well, most people, not us right?!? RIGHT!

But, enough of the depressing, let's talk about my amazing Christmas :)! This was my first Christmas away from my family and while I was sad we weren't together, it was a fabulous Christmas with my Ohio family. There were so many fun, new traditions I was able to participate in and everyone did such an lovely job including me in all of the fun.

This Christmas break I…

::: Smiled at a gender reveal party. I will be welcoming a new nephew in May. Bring on the tractors and trains!

::: Partook in zoo lights for the second year in a a row. The zoo was super crowded, but it was still a great time looking at the lights and spending time with my BIL, SIL and nephew.

::: Christmas 2014 picture!

::: Family photo

::: Le Husband strikes again…he's a ninja at snapping crazy pictures.

::: Melt my heart!

::: Had lots of fun during the week before Christmas.
L-R Nephew babysitting, sporting my blanket scarf and new white hate; Christmas music station, wine and last minute Christmas present wrapping; rocking my new pink scarf from Babyspice.
::: Worked remote to make sure everything back home ran smoothly.

::: Loved the mantle at Grandma's house.

::: Spent my first Christmas Eve eating pizza, setting off sparklers opening presents and enjoying family time.
The pins were a gift Le Husband gave his grandmother when he was young. She saved them to give to his wife one day. Talk about tearing up on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to wear them on scarves or jackets!
::: Stayed up super late enjoying the Christmas Eve hustle and bustle.

::: Called the rest of the Brady Bunch after Christmas Eve service. #sadimissedsilentnight

::: Woke up late and leisurely Christmas morning, since the nephew did morning presents at his house.

::: Loved looking at the loot all wrapped up!

::: Watched Rudolph a bazillion times on Christmas.

::: Photographed the aftermath of a truly generous Christmas. #goodthingwebroughtwocheckedbags

::: Wore matching red shirts Christmas morning. #goobers

::: Sent all my love to my family back at home. FaceTime is the best invention ever!
::: Chilled out at home until dinner time at Le Husband's uncle's home. 

::: Rocked my new sweater and tried to steal a puppy. #Lehusbandsaidnoboo

::: Ate a ton of delicious food, drank fabulous wine and coffee and milled around with my new family. Le Husband's Christmas traditions are different that how I grew up, but I truly enjoyed all the hustle and bustle of family time. #spoiledrotten

::: Stayed out until midnight chilling with family then woke up at 6am to work.

::: Took a half day to enjoy Amish country.

::: Loved the semi warm Ohio weather.

::: Called Mama B to wish her a happy birthday on the 26th. 

::: Watched Snoopy, Rudolph and Christmas songs one more time before we packed everything away.

::: Packed up our suitcases and headed home, Saturday afternoon. 

::: Enjoyed a delicious Mexican dinner and an early bedtime Saturday night.

::: Slept in Sunday, ran errands and did gobs of laundry.

::: Celebrated Mama B's birthday at Maggianos with the family for dinner. #shessocute

::: Sported my new white hat and vest with my Baby Phats.

::: Played in a soccer game after said dinner. #woof

::: Scored two goals, got a blue card and a foul for knocking over people that weighed 40 pounds more than me. #gotothegym #givemeabreak #ihatefakers

Linking up with these beautiful ladies  < 3


  1. Oh my goodness - so much amazingness all in one post can only be summed up as a perfect holiday break!! I love the last photo of you and your husband- so cute and happy belated birthday to Mama B!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. It looks like you had an amazing holiday. I wish our zoo did a light festival. I think that would be so much fun! I get really depressed right after much joy in one holiday and then it's just over and all you have to look forward to is cold weather. Boo! lol! I refuse to let the holiday joy go yet...I'm still drinking my cocoa and watching Christmas movies. haha!

  3. What a great holiday break!! Were you at the Cincinnati Zoo lights?! I grew up in Cincy and miss going to the zoo at Christmas time! Happy Monday girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. So glad you had a great Christmas even tho you weren't with your family. I umderstand how that is. Loved looking at your pictures. We also had semi-warm weather in Michigan for Christmas! Thanks for linking up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  5. So glad you guys enjoyed your first Christmas with your husband's family (although I know how hard it must have been to have been away from your own!) Looks like you guys had a great time! And I know you're still celebrating, just like I am. This tree isn't coming down for a few more days, and I am soaking it up!:)

  6. you are SO right! i told my mom that it gets SO depressing after Christmas. So that's why I'm blogging this morning at work (shhhh) haha.

    i went to see ligths at the botanical gardens too - it was awesome! and your grandmas mantle is like the best thing ever!!

    hope you had a happy first married christmas!! I'll get with you about this week too - THIS WEEK ahhh! Need to catch up with Riss still :)

  7. Happy Belated Birthday Momma B!

    Sounds like your Christmas was wonderful!

  8. Wow you certainly had an amazing Christmas! I love all the photos. :)

  9. Your christmas sounds fantastic! Love that new hat and vest combo :)

  10. Oh what a fantastic Christmas in Ohio!! It looks like you had SO much fun! Sooooo many stockings on that mantle! Is there one for every member of the family? What a beautiful sight :)
    Definitely doing my best to keep spreading cheer... even if it's not Christmas cheer anymore :) xoxo

  11. Yay for Ohio Christmas! Oh and I love Amish country. There are tons in the PA where I am from so the furniture it great. I know its hard to miss family, but I know how much it meant to pat to spend it with his family.

  12. Yay for Ohio Christmas! Oh and I love Amish country. There are tons in the PA where I am from so the furniture it great. I know its hard to miss family, but I know how much it meant to pat to spend it with his family.

  13. Looks like an incredible holiday weekend. And yayyyy for facetime! That and skype are the best inventions ever :)

  14. Sounds like a fun and super busy weekend! Love all the Christmas trees and lights and your cute white sweater! Amish country looks awesome with all that pretty furniture!!

  15. I totally agree, the Monday after Christmas has the tendency to be really depressing, I am trying to not let it get me down and look forward to New Year's! Looks like a fabulous Christmas! Love all of the pictures! :)

  16. You were busy girlfriend but, it sounds like y'all had a great Christmas!!!

  17. I cracked up with the two checked bags part. Mark and I literally were like sitting on our bags to get home and I swear we didn't buy or get too much! Looks like you had such a great time with your family!

  18. Completely agree with the Monday after Christmas. Looks like you had a wonderful time with family!

  19. What a fabulous break! I love all the things you got to do! Congratulations on the new nephew! :) And, my husband is the SAME WAY with pictures. Hysterical. Glad you had a great break! xoxo

  20. What a fun Christmas!! :) Glad you got to start some new traditions!!

  21. So much Ohio fun!! Now if only I could have joined you in all that celebrating! :) So glad you had a fun time with new traditions. Those pins from his grandmother?! SO SWEET!

  22. Yes to the most depressing day! Boo. My husband is still on vacation and my office is partially empty, so I'm still counting this week as 'the holidays.' :) Sounds like a great trip even though you didn't get to be with your fam! That mantle is insane!! Hope you have a good day girl!

  23. oh my goodness, so much! you're the busiest person i know. love that picture of you and your husband in front of the tree, so cute! and is that mantle for real or just decoration? thats a lot of stockings! lol

  24. What a great Christmas! Sorry you didn't get to steal the puppy, I would have tired too. :)

  25. Aw yay for a new nephew! Holy moly, how many relatives do you have with all those stockings? Looks like a wonderful Christmas!

  26. Soo many stockings haha. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! I love the zoo lights, so pretty :)

  27. What a hectic but fun Christmas! You're such a good sport, diving into these new traditions so happily XO

  28. You look like you had so much fun!!! You got a lot into those days, I only wish I had :)

  29. What a fun christmas-time recap. Looks like a fun time, even though you were away from me =(
    You telling that guy to go to the gym was the highlight of the soccer game!

  30. Holy Crap that's a busy few days! I love that you ended it with knocking people over though :)

  31. That looks like such a great Christmas! I went to our Zoo around Christmas once and it was decked out just like that. Yay for semi-warm weather in Ohio! It's been super warm here, but luckily gets cooler by the coast at night so we can pretend it's "winter" haha!

  32. I totally love the "Believe in Santa" shirt. Need one!!!! :-) Seems like you had a wonderful holiday, Pinky!!

  33. Looks like a fun Christmas. Loving the million stocking on your grans mantle!!! haha Also yes the Monday after Christmas sucks but soon its NYE and the first work day after that reaaaaallly sucks!

  34. I think December 26th is the most depressing day of the year too! Glad you had a wonderful & busy Christmas!

  35. I can't get over the mantle at your Grandma's! Love that! Looks like it was a wonderful Christmas and just think, only 360 days til the next one :)


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