Dec 12, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Between the shopping, the baking, the Christmas movies and a holiday party it was quite the festive few days over here. Friday night after we put our grumpy baby to bed (#teethingprobz) Jared and I made the most of a date night in starting with a few rounds of our on-going rummy game. In case you haven't heard me mention it, we're playing one continuous game and tallying it until someone gets to one million points. Sitting by the the tree with tunes on the record player apparently threw me off my game though because Jared dominated. Thank goodness we still have a long way to go.



That same night I chose It's a Wonderful Life for our movie and was super stoked to watch it because I felt like it had been a few years since I had. So IMAGINE MY SURPRISE when about 20 minutes into the movie Jared tells me HE'S NEVER SEEN IT. What?! I legitimately had to pause the movie and question him, his childhood and his life motives for a few minutes. Once I got over the shock, we continued and Jared ended up absolutely loving the movie. I mean, how could you not?

Saturday I baked all day long with my sister-in-law and her aunt and grandma. This is the third year they've hosted a baking day now and I'm happy to be included in this little tradition. All the treats turned out dangerously good so if you'd like to come help me eat them please feel free. Otherwise I will eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the next week!




To round out my weekend, I attended a small get together at the home of the photographers I'm now working for part-time. They invited the team over and I was thrilled to be included, considering I've only worked for them for a couple of months. We enjoyed snacks, more delicious cookies and easy conversation. It's truly a blessing to have this job and I'm excited about the long-term potential as well. They are good people with good hearts and I feel fortunate to be part of their business and their vision.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend full of holiday cheer!

20 comments:

  1. And now all I want for breakfast are little snacks and cookies. This makes me really want to run to HEB after school and grab some white chocolate and pretzels. I'm so glad you had such a great weekend friend. YAY for more like it to come.

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  2. HOW do you go your entire life without seeing It's A Wonderful Life?! HOW?!

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  3. I think I've seen A Wonderful Life once ha. I'm more of a Christmas Vacation kind of girl. I will definitely be right over to help you eat all the cookies, especially those chocolate ones.

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  4. I've also never watched A Wonderful Life. I'd also never watched Dirty Dancing until this past summer so I'm a bit of a movie anomaly. So many cookies! I don't have much of a sweet tooth but Christmas cookies are a bit of an exception. I could eat dozens of my grandma's shortbread cookies without blinking an eye!

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  5. All those cookies look amazing. You need to share the recipe of the one with pretzels and white chocolate chips - looks ridiculously good!

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  6. A few years ago my husband made a big deal about making me sit down and watch it's a wonderful life because I too had never seen it .. that picture of u and your sis in law is so cute !

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  7. You're doing photography too? Must run in the family ;)

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    1. Not doing any actual photography :) I'm a virtual office assistant for the owners!!

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    2. Not doing any actual photography :) I'm a virtual office assistant for the owners!!

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  8. All of your baked goods from this weekend look so delicious! And I've actually never seen It's A Wonderful Life either! We just never really watched it growing up, but my goal is to watch it this year!

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  9. Now don't lose your mind or anything...but I've never seen It's A Wonderful Life either. Calm, calm yourself. Ha, ha!

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  10. I just made James watch that movie for the first time this weekend too! I never even saw it until college, and now it's a favorite of mine. I adore Jimmy Stewart ❤️

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  11. This time of year is definitely magical, especially with a little one. :)

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  12. What a perfectly festive weekend! I am kind of putting off my holiday baking this year because I know I'm going to eat everything myself being home all day, ha!

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  13. Those cookies look so yummy! Tis the season for wonderful memories :)

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  14. So glad you got to join in with the company party! That is really nice of them and super fun!

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  15. I love this time of year but I don't want another single sugary treat sent my way. I'm maxed out!

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  16. What a fun baking day!

    He's never seen It's a Wonderful Life?! I can't believe it!!! What did he think of it? We watched that every year growing up, it's my dad's favorite movie of all time!

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  17. I LOVE that movie, I cant believe he has never seen it!!!! We watch it every Christmas Eve

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