Long Holiday Weekend {In Review}

It’s Monday…And another short week!


Can I get a woot woot?!

How was your holiday?  Mine was FANTASTIC!


I started Christmas day with a calm and peaceful outdoor 5 mile run.  I know that I’m supposed to be sad, but I love being able to run outside without looking like an Eskimo in December.  I will be sad when it gets much colder this week!


The cool part of my morning was seeing two deer snacking next to the path.  #GoodMorningDeers


I showered and packed up my presents and at 10am, my parents came to pick us up for our annual Christmas trip to Champaign, IL.  We had so much stuff, there was barely any space left in the car.


When we arrived, everyone caught up quickly and then gathered around the table for a gorgeous Christmas dinner!



The rest of the weekend was festive and fun!


We got stuck in a HUGE thunderstorm while trying to walk for coffee…


Opened presents, cuddled with pups, and enjoyed winey Mary’s and TONS of food!


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Sunday we decided that it was another successful Christmas weekend and after one last meal, we drove back home.  Cooper was waiting for us and ready to cuddle!


We had Sunday night birthday plans for Hibachi with my close girl friends and their hubbies.


We had a great time catching up and chowing down.  After an exciting weekend, I crashed early last night.  This morning, it was back to the usual Monday routine…gym, grocery, laundry, etc.


However, the weather was a disaster!  It was sleeting in all directions and the roads were slippery.  I prioritized my stops, including a trip to Costco, as I got ready for the next big holiday ahead…New Years!


It took a TON of trips through the slush to get my car unpacked, each more miserable than the one before.  I was more than happy to settle back in to watch the Yule Log and bake up a loaf of banana bread this afternoon.


And make Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps in the crockpot for tonight’s dinner. 

I’m thinking I’ll call it another early one…Cooper’s already upstairs waiting : )


How was your Christmas Weekend? Share the Highlights!