Christmasy Weekend


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:)

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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!

See ya.

  • Anna
    December 9, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Full size tree – of course! Those little table top ones make so sad. Maybe for a hospital or dorm, but not your house! That red dress you wore at the party looks great on you!

    • Laura
      December 12, 2013 at 9:09 am


  • Jenns
    December 9, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Love the purse, and the Ritz! You guys will not travel forChristmas?

    • Laura
      December 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Nope – we’re staying in Dallas this year!

  • Jackie
    December 9, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Love your dress from the party!

    • Laura
      December 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Thanks – a Loehmann’s find!

  • Jen
    December 9, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Ha! Your comment about the bourbon and sours made me laugh out loud. Looks like a fun party!

  • Tonya
    December 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Guys in bowties for the win!

  • Mary
    December 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Laura…does Matt work for PwC? I work for the Firm and had to miss the party but heard it was fun!

    • Laura
      December 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm