Friday was a super crazy day and it started off with a morning Pure Barre class and then grabbing a juice afterwards. I knew the rest of the day was going to be far from healthy so I wanted to start it on the healthy side haha.
Friday night was my family's annual Christmas party and each year I choose a dessert recipe to make. This year, I decided to make these gingerbread cupcakes so that was my project of the day.
After the cupcakes were out of the oven and the icing was sitting in the fridge, I got ready for the party and then iced the cupcakes. I wound up decorating the cupcakes with crushed gingersnap cookies, which I thought was so cute!
The party was a lot of fun, especially since one of my best friends was able to come. S and I have been friends since the third grade and since we now go to different schools, we don't see each other as much as we would like. Thankfully, no matter how much time has passed since we see each other, we pick up where we leave off and always have so much fun!
Saturday was Christmas Eve and honestly flew by. We always go to 4 PM Mass on Christmas Eve and since it's Christmas Eve, you have to arrive way earlier than that to get a spot in the Church parking lot. Mass started earlier than expected and wasn't too too long. After Mass, we always have spaghetti for dinner and then watch the Grinch who Stole Christmas and A Christmas Story before going to bed.
Sunday was Christmas and it was such a good one this year. I somehow managed to sleep in, which never happens on Christmas and then we opened our presents before enjoying breakfast and hanging out.
We always eat Christmas dinner a bit earlier in the afternoon and a highlight is always my mom's peppermint cake, which is heavenly!
Monday morning, we were off to Florida. We had a little bit of a late start and stopped at Starbucks for some caffeine before hitting the road. Unfortunately, there was a bit of traffic throughout our trip but it was so nice when we finally arrived at my grandparents's.
One of my Christmas gifts was this gorgeous weekender bag from Tuckernuck and I was so glad I was able to use it this week
Tuesday morning, I slept in and got ready for the day before going shopping and out to lunch with my mom, grandmother, and sister. We had a yummy lunch at California Pizza Kitchen and I was able to get a few fun items on sale that I can't wait to feature on the blog soon!
After doing a bit of shopping, we headed back to my grandparents's where we hung out for a little bit before my mom and I went to go get our nails done.
Later in the afternoon, we decided to go down to the beach before dinner but unfortunately when we got there it was rather foggy and the visibility was super low so it was a quick visit!
After a busy December, it has been so nice to just have some quiet time and relax with family. I snapped this picture of Kona the other night and thought it was too cute not to share with y'all.
Wednesday morning was pretty slow and relaxed and then for lunch, my mom and I ran out and grabbed Chick-fil-a, which is always a favorite and so yummy!
After lunch, I did a little blogging and worked on some college scholarship applications, which are unfortunately due very soon. I was able to work outside by the pool, which was so nice!
I found these gorgeous Tory Burch Millers on sale at the Tory Burch store for under 100 dollars and since it was in the 70s on Wednesday, I was able to wear them since I will not be able to wear them again until spring!
Wednesday night, we went out to dinner at a local diner, which was super yummy! I had a waffle with bacon for dinner and it was delicious! And, I would be lying if I said we didn't go out to get ice cream afterwards haha.
In the afternoon, my grandmother and I made a Starbucks one and I had the iced version of my holiday fave, the Peppermint Mocha- I'm trying to fit in my last few before the holidays officially end.
The rest of the day was relaxing as well since I watched a few movies, read a new book, and then packed up as we're heading home today.
Happy New Year!