Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas 2016 Recap

Happy Tuesday (although I wish I was still in bed to tell ya the truth). It's definitely tough going back to work after having 3 glorious days off from it. Thankfully it's a 4 day work week and the weekend ahead means another 3 day weekend, so I'm cool with that. Side note, can Christmas & New Year's always fall on a weekend?!

This is mostly going to be a photo dump post, even though I could have taken some more pictures of our Christmas Eve party we went to.

On Friday evening, I was really craving sushi, so we had a little date night at our favorite sushi place.

Saturday was spent mostly getting chores done and cleaning around the house. We then had a Christmas party to go to. It was so much fun and I wish I had more pictures, but the only time I took my phone out was to get some snapchats. We did a white elephant exchange and I got shafted with a plunger...yeh wasn't too thrilled about that, but we made out with a cool bar set & salad bowl set so I wasn't too disappointed. After the party we headed to one of the cousins house to watch a movie and play games.

Sunday morning we slept in, it felt so good! I FaceTimed with my sister and parents as they opened their gifts. My fur-nephew was loving his penguin onesie I got for him.

That afternoon I spent watching Hallmark movies in my Christmas PJ's.

We then decided to open gifts, let's just say I think I got plenty spoiled this Christmas. I was expecting nothing this year since we have some huge trips coming up later this year, but hubby surprised me with a beautiful necklace from the same collection as my engagement ring.

After eating dinner at home, hubs and I headed out to the River Oaks neighborhood to check out the lights. Y'all if you are in Houston during the holidays, you have to check out this neighborhood. I totally over-snapped, but I couldn't get enough! The houses were so beautifully decked out with Christmas lights and displays. We decided to park and walk the streets since it was a beautiful and humid evening, plus the car traffic was just too much for me.


I hope y'all had an amazing time celebrating and spending time with loved ones. Even though I was missing my family this Christmas, I was thankful to have gotten new traditions started for years to come.

Linking up with Biana for Weekending.


  1. It sounds like y'all had a perfectly relaxing Christmas weekend! I'm totally with you wishing that it fell on a weekend because it just seems so much lower key and less stressful. I was loving all of your snaps of River Oaks, and if you can believe it, I have actually never walked around there before at Christmas! I'm thinking that needs to change next year!

  2. Sounds like such a wonderful Christmas weekend! I'm loving that penguin onesie you got your doggie nephew! :) What are your big trips for 2017? :)

  3. Sounds like you guys had the best Christmas! Love that penguin onesie, I need it for my pup haha! And loving the gorgeous lights! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. what an amazing christmas! sushi yes yes :) and a necklace to match? perfect! and i swear - i'm not doing white elephant anymore because i always end up with garbage and i give good stuff! ha no more

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. That sushi looks delicious. And wow, those lights look gorgeous, even from just that one picture! So glad you had a great Christmas!