Monday, January 6, 2014

on my weekend (and holiday) in pictures.

and we're back. just like that. my holidays were full and lovely, and i've decided that instagram in the month of december is pretty much my favorite thing ever. while january and february will provide many, many, many opportunities to stay cozy inside with hot chocolate, it's just not the same when there's not a christmas tree and carols on. not to mention that by the beginning of february it's just like - enough already. let's get back to the beach. anyways, back to our holidays. this was actually the first time brian and i have ever spent christmas together, so score one for marriage and deduct one point from dating. still, we kept one odd tradition - opening up gifts from each other on new year's day. when we were dating long distance, and even last year when we both lived in new york, we exchanged gifts then as it was usually the first time we saw one another after christmas. it's nice to have a tradition all our little family's own - we'll see if it sticks as time goes on, but you'll never find me complaining about extending christmas. additionally, we hosted my parents and sister this year, we went to long island christmas day as always, we hosted christmas eve dinner, we had friends over for new year's and on and on. there was lots of hosting, lots of love, and lots of food. and we wouldn't have it any other way. the days since the holidays have been low key - we've caught a couple of movies, i've been cooking for us a lot and we enjoyed our first snowstorm of 2014. oh! and i had my first cronut. while the marriage of the donut and croissant was genius, it could have used a touch less filling. but it was still awesome, and i highly recommend them. but perhaps wait until spring to stand on line for two hours, no? enjoy the week, cronut or no!

7 comments:

  1. Eeeeee your ringssss! But yes, December is the greatest time. I still have our tree up because I'm too lazy to take it down and it just makes everything feel more magical.

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    1. i know, love them :) they will never get old!

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  2. Sounds like a lovely holiday! And a cronut?! Sans line?! You are the luckiest girl in the world :)

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    1. seriously! brian and his co-workers all got enough people together so that they could place an order (it's something like 60 cronuts). i was very surprised and very lucky!

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  3. Glad you had such great holidays together! I love that you've created your own traditions. I think that is so important. Here's to warm and low-key winter months ahead of us!

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  4. How nice to spend the holiday together! Seven years later, Joe and I are still trying to figure out traditions for our own family at the holidays, which is a really fun part of being married! I love your NYE sparkles, too. Oh, January, you're so much less fun than December!

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    1. yeah - it's nice to see what sticks around. we love having a low key New Year's Day and exchanging gifts just the two of us so hopefully it will stay for many years. can't wait to see the new traditions you have this year with your little one to join in!

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