I hope everyone’s having a great Christmas weekend . Clay and I both have a long weekend with four days off, and it’s super nice to not work in a retail job where we’d be putting in the long hours this weekend (we’ve both had those days and don’t wish to go back). We’re planning to just enjoy ourselves this weekend before we head to Hartsville to celebrate with Clay’s family on Christmas day.
I haven’t written as much because we’re pretty consumed with holiday celebrations. Last Saturday, we went to my hometown to celebrate at my extended family’s annual barbeque, which was a lot of fun. That’s our official Christmas celebration for that side of the family, and it was pretty nice that it was the weekend before the Christmas weekend. We exchanged gifts with my parents and got to see a lot of family members we don’t get to see as much, plus pigged out on tons of great barbeque, sides, and desserts (banana pudding and chocolate éclair are our favorites). The barbeque is always one of the highlights of my holiday season, so I wouldn’t miss it.
We also went out with some friends to Bushido for sushi last weekend. Japanese food is pretty tasty and we had a great time, met some new people as well.
After our sushi feast, David, Nadine, Siriana, Clay and I came back to our place, where the guys played video games and we ladies built a gingerbread house. Actually, it was a chocolate and peppermint house, but the same concept. I wanted to build one the entire holiday season and they were just as excited as I was to build it.
We bought it at World Market and drank eggnog and built it… trying not to eat all the candy until it was on the house. Once the house was built, it stood for about 30 seconds before toppling over, but at least we got pictures.
We also got a picture of Clay and I in front of our Christmas tree. This is one picture we have to take each year.
Merry Christmas Weekend!