Are your halls decked and presents wrapped? It’s about this time I try to focus on the Peace on Earth part of the season with a cup of cocoa and a favorite Christmas movie enjoyed in the glow of the Christmas tree. So I’m hoping to up the merriment factor with this week’s playlist. Nothing quite gets you in the spirit like some old classics combined with new favorites. (And yes, you’re likely at your max for Mariah’s popular Christmas song, but it just felt wrong to leave it out. The first few bars get me in the Christmas spirit like no other.)
Speaking of Christmas spirit, I had the chance to join my brother, sister-in-law and adorable nephews for a day of fun in Disneyland. There’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on little faces as they run around, go on rides and wave hello to their favorite characters.
L | Oysters are delicious. Who knew? All of you? Well, it was my first and they were tasty!
R | That afternoon was another first for me: flying a kite!
When people ask what you’ve been up to lately and nothing is really different, what do you say? It’s one of those times that I feel like I’m running to do the next thing and then the next in a good mix of work and play, but a it’s a bit of a whirlwind nonetheless. The brightest moments are snuggling on the couch with the husby and keeping with my newfound weekend tradition meeting new blogging friends (hi Lauren and Mere!). This weekend we are headed to a friend’s wedding and I can’t wait. What are your weekend plans?
L | My work team had a field trip to Facebook and it ended with a trip to their sweet shop. Yum!
R | San Francisco is great, isn’t it?
L | Excited to be back in the bocce ball lanes for the winery league.
R | Here are my nephews coloring. Look at the chubby hands and concentration! :)
I’m interrupting the blog silence with some quick pics from this morning’s excursion. My parents and I had the day off from work and decided to head over to San Francisco for some breaky (pronounced breck-y a.k.a. breakfast) and some casual cruisin. It was great to be together with no agenda and no deadline, exploring the city close to home and our hearts. Starting at the embarcadero, we drove up to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, down Lombard Street and around Treasure Island before heading home again. It’s fun to play tourist every once in a while, especially on such a beautiful day.
As a side note, you may have gotten to know my friend Jillian through my blog posts. We’ve known each other since middle school and she is very dear to me. The last week or so has been particularly tough for her, as she bravely shared on her blog. If you have a chance, please stop by and show her some love and support. I know it would mean a lot to her. (P.S. Aren’t blogging friends the best? They always know how to lift a girl’s spirits on down days. Love you guys!)
Back to enjoying my freedom in the sun. Happy (Good) Friday, everyone!