{Weekend Wrap Up}

Christmas Me Weekend Wrap Up

Wow!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekend wrap up post!

This past weekend was full of all the craziness that happens in the last few weekends leading up to Christmas!  All the hustle and bustle, trying to get so much done, but still trying to enjoy the season!

The weekend started a bit earlier than usual, as we had our office Christmas Party on Friday afternoon.  We closed the office at 1:00 and we all headed to the Little America hotel just a few blocks away from our office.  We had a really nice lunch, some pretty funny entertainment by a few of the attorneys in the office.  During the entertainment A LOT of cash envelopes were given out via a drawing – which was awesome!  The firm also gave away several iPads!  Even cooler!  The big drawing at the end of the event were for 2 40” Samsung Smart TV’s….and guess who won one?  Shut the front door!  I never win anything like that!  And I mentioned  in THIS POST that we were in desperate need of a new TV, since we were the last people on earth without a flat screen! 

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Christmas came early for Carl and I!  We spent Friday night getting it all set up!  Carl was in heaven!

I spent most the day Saturday in my craft room wrapping presents, and getting these out in the mail:

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Why does it always take so long to get them all addressed and out the door? 

I had a fun night Saturday with some of my Zumba friends. We got together for dinner at Trio. If you are in Utah, you must try this place. I’ve eaten here quite a few times and I don’t think I’ve ever had anything I didn’t like!

Always delish!

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Such a great time with these guys!  Soooo many laughs!

After going to Mass with Carl on Sunday we delivered Christmas ornaments to my nieces and nephew.  A tradition I’ve been doing with my own kids and my niece Erin since they were born (I buy them each a new Christmas ornament every year), and this year I got to add my brother’s new wife Heidi’s kids too!  Hopefully, they don’t think it’s too corny/cheesy!

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This picture was actually taken in the car with the ornaments on the dashboard.  I’m classy, like that!

Carl and I then power shopped for the next few hours!  We got a ton accomplished, but I feel like there is still so much to do!  We shopped at our local outdoor mall (the one that is open on Sundays!) and we froze!  The wind was sooo cold!  We did get to see our 2002 Winter Olympic Bricks, which my parents bought for all of us as a donation to the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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It’s always fun to see our bricks! 

Sunday night was topped off by dinner with Madison at Texas Roadhouse, and some cute Zumba girls dropped off the yummiest treats they had made!  Wow!  Look at this plate of goodness! 

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Sooooo good! But I’ll be doing Zumba for days and days and days to work off the calories on that plate!

Even though I had a very heavy heart this weekend with the events in Connecticut, it was really nice to spend time with friends and family, and remember that I truly am blessed, and to remember also, that life can change in an instant!.

I hope you had a great weekend! 

What did you do?  What was the BEST part of your weekend?  Let me know!

 

Ali

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