Hey guys! How was your weekend? We had a pretty great one over here. Though jam-packed, the time flew by and I can’t believe it’s already Monday! We had some holiday events, as well as a graduation party and a birthday party, so it was definitely a celebratory vibe over here.
The weekend kicked off with my work holiday party, which is always a ton of fun. There are games and lunch. The food was delicious and I loved my white elephant gifts. I got a beautiful decanter and a wine bottle chiller.
Friday evening we had planned to go to Winterhaven (a neighborhood that puts on a big light display every year) to look at lights but ended up taking the babies to the park and having pizza with friends instead. While I am still hoping to make it to Winterhaven this month, pizza and the park is never a bad way to spend an evening.
Saturday morning I taught my class (it was fun holiday-themed one I will share here this week) and then the family picked me up for a zoo date. I had family visiting from Phoenix, and between our kids and my little cousins, we had four kids, six and under. With all the little ones, the zoo just seemed like the thing to do. I am glad we did! It was a beautiful day and we had a lovely time catching up and playing with the kids.
The little guys got to feed the giraffes. We had actually never done the feeding before, it was really cool to see the giraffes so up close, they are so beautiful. We also checked out the red pandas, which are new to the zoo and are super adorable.
After our family day, the kiddos went to have a sleepover with my in-laws so I could attend a graduation party (congrats Jamie!), followed by a birthday party. Over the course of the evening, I got to spend time with a few old friends that I had not seen a lot of recently, and it was so good to catch up and chat, I had a blast!
Sunday started a little slow. I am not used to being out late and was feeling pretty groggy when I first got up. I felt like the weather was also telling me to take it slow. It was a chilly and rainy morning and continued to drizzle off and on all day.
Sunday afternoon, was my book club. The Christmas meeting is always especially festive. The hostess’s house was so beautifully decorated and the food was all amazing! My plate is below on the right, that cream puff was homemade and pretty much what dreams are made of. Also, how cute are those mice cookies?
For the holiday, we do a book exchange, I got Palisades Park, which I have not read before but am really excited to dive into. I have heard that it is awesome.
The weekend wrapped up with the usual chores and getting ready for the week.
How was your weekend? Any big plans for the week. I need to get ready for Christmas, I cannot believe it is only a week away! I am done shopping but have not wrapped a single thing. This week I am planning to focus on getting some good workouts in and including plenty of produce in my diet. It was a kind of an indulgent weekend and I know the holiday will bring more goodies, so I am striving to balance it out with plenty of fresh veggies and healthy meals.
Hope you have a great day!