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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Something Saturdays (1/3/15)

More holiday fun ensued this week.

Saturday we got together with Michael's dad's extended family (so his aunts and uncles and cousins and their kids) and we ate food, did a fun location-themed gift exchange (a lot of people live out of town so it's fun! We brought a bottle of wine from a local winery and some popcorn from a local popcorn shop), and played LOTS of games! It's always so much fun :) Sunday was my mom's extended family's Christmas (my grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins and cousins' kids). It was fun, we did a white elephant gift exchange (from which I got a Ninja chopper! woot!), ate, and hung out for a bit. I also told my cousins' kids Skylar and Timmy that they were going to be a flower girl and the ring bearer. Skylar was ok with it, although a bit underwhelmed (she was also on her, like 7th Christmas so she was a bit worn out in general), and Timmy didn't really understand, methinks. I imagine as it gets closer his parents may explain it to him lol. We ended the night playing a game with my brother, Michael, and I at my mom's house.

Monday I got to hang out with my best friend, her sister (who is a bridesmaid, also) plus their boyfriends. Then Alex (the bff), her boyfriend-Mike, my Michael, and myself got dinner together. It was super fun and it's always great to get to spend time together. PLUS Alex and I exchanged Christmas gifts-I gave her a pretty infinity ring that says "Best Friends" on the inside and she got me THE BEST BOOK EVER! (As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride--Amazon Affiliate link)

New Year's Eve I just worked and then came home and relaxed until Michael got home. Then we just watched some TV until the ball dropped, kissed, and went to sleep. Ahhh excitement.

New Year's Day Michael worked (voluntarily) so I got a few things done and then went to visit with my dad's cousin Benedette and her husband Mike (who I adore) and my dad came along too. It was a super nice time, I always love getting to see them :)

This weekend we're going to work on getting some stuff done and my mom and brother are going to come over to visit for a bit on Sunday. Good stuff :)

Posts from this week
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Top 14 Recipes of 2014
Best of 2014 on Instagram

Recipes from the blog that I made this week
3 Cheese White Pizza with Truffle Oil (and one pizza with tomato sauce, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan with rosemary olive oil)
Peanut Butter Oat Balls (I omitted the chocolate chips and cut down the honey)

Recent links bookmarked (visit my Pinterest for more)
Pesto Palmiers (Joanne Eats Well with Others)
I want to tell myself these are healthy and that I can eat a bunch. What do you think? :P

Instagram Latel(a few highlights from this week on Instagram)

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