Christmas weekend.

Dec 28, 2009

Bennett and I have spent all of today trying to wind down from the holiday weekend.  It pretty much kicked our butts, but in a good way. 🙂

Thursday, we went with Mary and David to an Eggnog Social at the Fort Henry Club in Wheeling, followed by attending Christmas Eve mass at St. Matthews.  Annie was a part of the Christmas pageant this year and (called me biased) she was certainly the cutest little kiddo out there.  I wish I’d been able to get a picture of her in the sheep outfit, it was priceless.

Friday, we had a delicious brunch at Meredith & David’s house and we got to open gifts and enjoy watching the kids open their gifts.  Santa gave Davey a SUPER special gift: a drum set!  Let me tell you, I don’t envy his parents right now…he was pretty good at making noise on those things.  I’m fairly certain Annie and the grandfathers jumped in on the drumming action as well.  Those kids really got some great goodies this year – it kinda makes me even more excited about having a little one of our own and seeing them open gifts on Christmas morning. 

Here’s a picture of the two of us during our first official married Christmas.  We were sad not to be able to visit all of the Michiganders this year, but I can’t lie about being more than happy not to have anymore “near death” experiences while driving through the snow in Bennett’s Kia.  Hopefully we’ll be able to make a trip up there in the spring.IMG_1038 David and Meredith gave us some new festive glass mugs and some *super* delicious apple cider and we’ve already broken out the great gift.  Bennett and I snuggled on the couch, next to our Christmas tree and other decorations, and drank some warm cider while watching a movie on Christmas day.  I seriously couldn’t think of a better way to spend our first Christmas together.IMG_1039

Our weekend of holiday festivities continued on Saturday at Eileen Angulo’s house.  Eileen is one of Bennett’s oldest friends – they’ve been buddies since they went to Montessori together at Mount DeChantal.  She’s also one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met, so I’m  pretty fortunate to have met her through my hubby.  She had a pretty grown up party ready for all of us twenty-somethings, it was great.  Everyone brought a dish to pass and I feel like I ate my weight in all the delicious foods that everyone brought.  Bennett made edamame hummus and it was AMAZING.  If anyone is interested in the recipe, I’m sure Bennett is willing to share.

Here’s a picture of all the girls:IMG_1065

Bennett with our hostess (with the mostess) Eileen:IMG_1067

Wow…so I hope I haven’t overloaded anyone with photos from our weekend.  I’m glad that the holiday season is almost over so life can go back to normal, but we had a great Christmas weekend so far and hope that everyone did as well.  Love to all of our long distance family and friends!


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Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
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