This weekend was spent doing exactly what I hoped/expected: lounging in my pjs (Michael did an excellent job at this for my Christmas Eve gift!) from Saturday night to Monday morning and I regret nothing. A few mimosas were had, a few tears were shed, and it was a great Christmas all around.
We kicked off the holiday weekend on Thursday with a fancy drink at Quirk (my fav bar in Richmond, I don’t even care that I haven’t stayed at the hotel yet) with some friends, a little food/shopping tour in Church Hill (with the same friends because I don’t like change) and then dinner and gift exchange at my brother’s house with my nieces. This year, my oldest niece was actually interested in the whole unwrapping thing which made things extra cute and fun.
i usually hate marshmallows, but i do not hate vanilla bean marshmallows from sugar + twine
After the cinnamon roll party on Saturday, we had dinner reservations at Morton’s where I had the best and most expensive steak of my life. Thanks babe!
We got each other matching LL Bean slippers because we are that couple. stockings for three humans, four dogs, one bird.
Without fail, I was the first one up on Christmas morning at 6am sharp. Michael made me wait until 8am until we could head downstairs, but in the end, it was all worth it. We had a giant breakfast feast, and like a small child, I got everything that was on my very ridiculous wish list. At the very end, Michael surprised me with this photo (that is now my favorite ever) at the bottom of my final gift, and then I cried all of the ugly tears that I could cry because after all of the other things he got me, he bought me my dream bike that I’ve been wanting for YEARS. Is he not the best? I am one lucky girl, for sure.
The rest of the day was spent hanging out with the pups, sitting by the fire, napping, reading, baking cookies, and just enjoying the day. Gifts or no gifts, it was the perfect holiday weekend and I’m pretty thankful for Michael for making sure I never get left out of the family.
And now, let’s figure out how to get back into the swing of things with work and real life responsibilities.