Weekending posts are so much fun to write in December! We only have 3 or 4 weekends before Christmas so we pack as much as possible in, err, I mean we make the most of every moment ;-)! There are also a few birthdays for family and friends this month, which makes it even more of a celebration.
I have a dear friend that I met at work eons ago, and we have remained close. She moved to New York for years, but has found her way back here (at least temporarily), which gave me the chance to celebrate her birthday in true Amber style. Rooftop, DJ, fancy food, and well-dressed people. If I closed my eyes for a moment I could pretend I was actually in the Big Apple:). Eric and I had fun (and perhaps took an embarrassing amount of selfies), but even more so I was just so happy to help shower her with the love she deserves.
P.S – Watch what happens when a ginger gets photographed right by the fire. Rudolph isn’t the only one who can light up!
I could bore you with oodles of more selfies, but let’s get on to sweeter things, shall we?
I was supposed to meet a friend for brunch Saturday morning, but there was some pretty major construction that shut down roads. She got stuck in it all and would have been over an hour late so I ordered to-go and took a rain check (which is super appropriate given the weather here lately). Seattle life :-(.
That did enable me to take a cat nap before heading out to our first ever gingerbread house-making party. So much fun! Jennie knows how to throw parties, and is one of the most creative people I know. Therefore, I shouldn’t be surprised at the level of awesomeness with her events, but I was! She had a whole room set up along with all the supplies you can imagine for building a good gingerbread house.
While I can’t say our house was “good”, it was definitely ambitious for our first one! We doubled the size of the 1st level, and discussed/strategized way more than probably needed about the structural integrity of graham crackers. This is probably why we were about the last ones done. Hey, it didn’t collapse so that’s something!
The night wouldn’t be complete without the photobombing hostess!
After loading up on some sweets, I met up with my mom for my church’s Women’s Christmas Dessert. Logical right? To head from one sweet factory to another? :). I can assure you that I paced myself! It was such a treat (no pun intended lol) spending time with my mom while getting in the Christmas spirit with a play and some Christmas carols!
I mentioned Birthdays right? Sunday was my mom’s and all she wanted was to watch the Seahawk game, and spend the day as a family. I think we all tried to make it a nice day, but the Seahawks showed up and gave her probably the best game of their season so we were definitely out done!
Per her request I made her my Cheesy Quinoa Cauliflower Casserole, and Dad whipped up some of his yummy chicken piccata. I’m sure that most people out there feel like they hit the jackpot with their moms, but I really did. I like to think I appreciate her fully every day, but on special days like her Birthday I hope she realizes just how much she is adored. Love you Mom!
How are you pacing yourself this December with your weekends? Do you like to keep them low-key or busy?
I hope whatever you did, that it left you feeling refreshed and ready to face the new week!
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