Tuesday, December 27, 2016

This Weekend...

This weekend we had a great time celebrating the holiday with our families and friends! Hold on to your hats if you're ready for an especially long post haha ;)

On Wednesday, we went to Jeff's dad's holiday party down at Flo & Santo's, which was our favorite pizza place when we lived in the South Loop. Flo & Santo's is actually a fun combo of an Italian and Polish restaurant, so there were also pierogis everywhere - yum! I somehow managed to drink a million glasses of prosecco so I was not feeling great the next day, but it was a lot of fun, so, you know, worth it ;)

On Thursday we drove up to my parents' house to go to a party at our neighborhood friends' house. We get together for a theme party and some aggressive games every year and it's always so fun. This year the theme was Vegas because a bunch of us are heading there for New Year's Eve, so the games involved a lot of gambling (and quite a few allegations of cheating ;) - Jeff came away as one of the winners this year!

On Friday after we drove all over the suburbs trying to finish up our Christmas shopping, Jeff and I decided to have a little Christmas date night at home. We opened a fancy bottle of wine, changed into Christmas pajamas and piled on the blankets, put on "It's A Wonderful Life," and exchanged gifts. So, you know, basically perfect.

On Saturday we drove up to my parents' house again for Christmas Eve with my mom's family, which every year includes a gift exchange with a whole lot of shouting ;) My gifts got stolen over and over, but I wound up with a new little cactus to bring home.

On Sunday we spent Christmas morning at my parent's house with my sister's little family. Christmas morning with my eighteen month old niece was so cute. I mean, she was mostly interested in collecting everyone's tissue paper and running around with all of the gift bags, but she also got so excited about some of her presents. We got her the cutest little baby doll, and she could barely wait for her dad to take it out of the package.

Sunday afternoon we drove down to Jeff's mom and stepdad's house to celebrate with his family and stayed the night out there. Between the seven of us we managed to exchange three copies of Settlers of Catan, so we ended the night with a pretty intense game - I managed to pull out a win!

Whew! That was a lot huh? Also, somewhere in there Jeff's dad managed to get engaged! I haven't heard all of the details yet but we're planning on celebrating next weekend in Vegas!!

I hope you had a good one!

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