I had a very festive weekend! We stayed in on Friday and took it easy because Saturday was Matt’s company party at the Ritz!
We got all dressed up and I finally dug out the purse I bought on our last day in Italy.
I had kinda forgotten about it and it was still stuffed with Italian newspaper!
We joined some of Matt’s coworkers for a drink and then walked over to the Ritz. It looked beautiful!
They had an entire casino set up and we all got play money. The guys wanted to play craps, so I tried my best to learn the rules.
I did ok and even walked away with more chips than I started with! I was confused a lot of the time though, and after two bourbon and sours I just kinda pretended I knew what was going on:)
I worked up an appetiteand was so excited to see three different buffet lines – there was a fajita station, Texas bbq station, and a Mediterranean station. I hadn’t been expecting much from the food, but it was awesome!!!! Loved the lamb with hummus and pecans and the little pastrami sandwiches.
And a separate room for dessert!
We ended up going out to a local bar afterwards and we stayed out past 2, so by body wasn’t too happy with me this morning. We rallied with french toast and a trip to the gym though, and then ventured out in the 20 degree temps to get a Christmas tree. The cold front is actually making me so happy because I know this is just temporary and there’s not a New England winter ahead of me!
Home Depot was sold out, so we went to Lowe’s and found a cute 6 footer!
It was wet and icy from the storm this week, so I’m gonna let it dry off tonight – can’t wait to decorate it tomorrow though. In years past we’ve always travelled for Christmas and bought a tabletop tree, so I’m excited to have a full-size tree this year!
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-I really, really love the Dallas restaurant scene – it’s fun and trendy and there’s always something new to try. I’m working my way through this list and have hit four thus far.
-The weather is just crazy this year with temps going up and down all the time. Kinda scares me when I think about global changes. 80 yesterday, ice today.
-It’s sad that Matt walks in the door from work and goes straight to his computer to go back to work.
-I want pizza all.the.time.
-Sometimes I just stare at pictures from our honeymoon because I can’t believe we travelled to all those beautiful places. It seems so long ago.
-How on Earth are you supposed to choose which holiday baked goods to make with all the ridiculous blog recipes out there this year? I told Matt all the things I want to bake this Christmas, and he looked at me like I was crazy and said normal people just need one dessert to go with dinner. My family is not normal.
-I’m enjoying the newish show ‘Rent or Buy’ on HGTV because I feel like that’s where we’ll be in a year or two. I’m always more attracted to the swanky downtown rentals but would love a guest room and a yard for summer cookouts.
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Another Thanksgiving over:( I had a great time relaxing in Maryland!! It was chilly though – I lasted about 15 minutes playing cornhole on Thanksgiving day, and then snuggled under a blanket until dinner.
I’m not very good anyway…