Hello, December

After a weekend filled with delicious food, great company, post it note Pictionary, lots of Dunkin Donuts airport Dunkaccino runs, and of course, pulling all the Christmas decorations out of storage, we are back in Houston and happy to park it on the couch this afternoon. While a full 4 day weekend recap would most definitely turn into a novel length post, I did want to share a couple of my favorite scenes from Thanksgiving this year!

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We decided to kick start Thursday with a quick run. And by quick, I mean, 2 steps out the door and 1 wind slap in the face, I was ready to jog my booty back inside. De, Connor, Dan and I managed to successfully complete a loop around the neighborhood and that was more than enough outdoor activity to fill my quota for the weekend. Living in Houston has absolutely made me soft. Props to all who brave the cold on the daily.

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The majority of our time in New York was spent laughing at our own sophomoric jokes and discussing scholarly topics, ie: YouTube prank videos and favorite TV series. We also spent a great deal of time heating, eating, and reheating all the amazing holiday dishes.

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Dan and I arrived back in Texas yesterday afternoon and were delighted to see that Nola was already in the holiday spirit with her Christmas collar on. Of all her wardrobe pieces, her Christmas collar is hands down my favorite.

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As long as Nola was in the holiday spirit, we figured we might as well join her. Our place is officially decorated and I am loving the view as I type.

Your turn! What was the best part of your Thanksgiving weekend? Is anyone else as excited to decorate as I am?!

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Virtual Hot Cocoa Date

I absolutely love to read virtual coffee date posts but have to admit that I am more of a hot cocoa kind of girl. So that’s what I will be sipping as I provide this little life update. Feel free to grab your coffee or a cocktail, it is after noon, and let’s chat.

If we were having hot cocoa today, I would tell you that I am officially a married lady! Dan and I said our ‘I Do’s’ on November 15, in case you missed the article in People. We truly had the best weekend of our lives celebrating with family and friends!

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If we were having hot cocoa today, I would also tell you that after the wedding, I was happy to travel back home but ugly cry sad to send half my bridesmaids back to their home states of Massachusetts (which I still need auto correct to spell), Illinois, Ohio, and Virginia.

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Over our second cup of hot cocoa, because we would obviously be having such a great time, I would tell you that I am so excited for the holidays. We will be kicking off Thanksgiving weekend tomorrow and flying out to New York to celebrate with Dan’s family. De makes the most amazing quiche in the world and I am already planning to pack my most comfortable sweatpants in anticipation of all the delicious food!

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At this point, I would most likely be eating marshmallows straight from the bag and telling you that I have waited as long as I can to put the Christmas tree up at our place. The radio in my car is set on the Holiday Station and so is my Pandora. Cheesy Hallmark and Lifetime Holiday movies, here I come.

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What is your favorite holiday dish?! Any Thanksgiving traditions?!