Despite the terrible news, Alex and I had a jam-packed weekend planned. We went to his hometown, Aiken, just for the night on Friday since we will not be seeing his parents at Christmas (it's my family's turn this year). I think it meant a lot to them that we went out of our way to spend a little time with them.
We left Aiken on Saturday around 11 to head home and get ready for a little dinner party we hosted Saturday night. We just had some close friends over for a little Christmas dinner and fellowship and had a blast! We even busted out the wedding china (I can check that off the list!) because hey, if you have it, you might as well use it!
|Some of my best girls!|
|The table for the party - the china is MIA in this pic!|
On Sunday, we went to church where we sang some of my favorite Christmas hymns. Afterward, we ran all over Greenville buying the remainder of our Christmas gifts. I think we are done shopping, minus a few small things. And almost all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree: success!
Alex and I also made 4 huge batches of puppy chow to give to his clients. That stuff is super easy to make, inexpensive, and looks cute in a little package, but dang is it messy! I will be finding powdered sugar in the crevices of my kitchen for months. We tied them up in little bags and put the little bags in larger bags for delivering. They turned out so cute!
We concluded the weekend by watching my personal favorite movie and a traditional Christmas movie we always watch: Love Actually. We first watched it together the weekend we had our first date 5 years ago, which was around Christmas, so it's become a little tradition for us.
All in all, a great weekend! But am I ready for Christmas? Um, not really. We leave for Florida on Friday and I still have a lot to do. I need to finish my baking and wrapping, pack, and check off all the miscellaneous things on my list that never seems to be complete.
How about you? Are you ready for Christmas? Because people, it's a week from tomorrow. No matter how early I start shopping and preparing, it still always seems to sneak up. My challenge for the week is to get things wrapped up by Wednesday so I can enjoy the last few days of the season as stress-free as I possibly can!