It was just about the perfect weekend over here.
Hunter and I went with Sondra (aka my “adopted Utah mom” ) on Friday afternoon to an event at the nearby expo center – The Dickens Christmas Festival. Everyone was dressed up, and there were tons of tents with good food, adorable clothes and accessories, home décor, you name it. Utah has so many fun holiday festivities this time of year – I love it!
Friday evening we had a Christmas party with our church’s small group – lots of good food, laughs, conversation, and a white elephant gift exchange. We had a blast! Cody and I feel so blessed to have this group of people in our lives.
I got up Saturday morning to go to my usual Power Pump Class, but unfortunately it was packed by the time I got there. I was running a few minutes late and because it’s a pretty popular class, I figured that may happen. I ended up doing an elliptical workout and called it good. I could’ve done my own weights workout of course, but zoning out on the elliptical sounded pretty nice so I went for it.
The rest of the day was just so perfect. Cody, Hunter, and I spent the day together and had so much fun.
After Hunter’s morning nap, we headed out to the mall to walk around, check out the sales, and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Yes, I’m one of the weird ones that actually enjoys that. I don’t love the traffic and lines, but it’s so fun to see people out and about shopping for others. I rarely go to the mall anymore, so it was a fun treat. We scored some shoes for Cody that were on mega sale too, so that was a bonus! Of course we stopped for an obligatory cookie break too. Mrs. Field’s Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie = perfection.
We went home for Hunter’s afternoon nap, and then when he woke up we went to Texas Roadhouse for an early dinner. We’ve had a gift card there for ages, so we decided to finally put it to use. I went with the BBQ shredded pork, a baked sweet potato, and a side salad. Yummm. I <3 barbecue.
We ended the evening with some Christmas lights! One of my very favorite things to do around the holidays is to drive around and look at Christmas lights. We saw a few pretty incredible displays too!
Sunday was a super low key day that consisted of staying in our PJ’s until about 11 AM, quickly hitting up Old Navy since they were having a massive sale, and hanging out at home for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, Hunter woke up to snot all over his face and a little cough (lovely, right?), so we decided to forego church and call it a lazy day at home. We were sad to miss church, but it was pretty nice to just lounge and hang out together all day. I rarely cook dinner on Sundays because we usually have a big lunch and/or end up eating leftovers, but I was in the cooking mood last night so I busted out some Lazy Lasagna. It was so good – one of our new faves!
It sure was a fun, family filled weekend! Now just hoping that Hunter will knock this cold quick!
Have a great Monday!
Have you been to many Christmas parties yet this year?
How often do you go to the mall?
Do you like barbecue?
What are some of your favorite things to do around the holidays?