It’s the Most MARVELOUS Time of the Year!

Hi-dee-ho chickadees!

How was your weekend? Was it marvelous?

After weeks of feeling ho-hum about the upcoming holidays, I finally found my Christmas spirit this weekend…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Pancakes 4

I’m pretty sure I have some pan-COOKIES to thank for that!

See, I don’t know about you guys, but the weather here in Tennessee has been very mild lately (just yesterday, it was in the mid 60’s) so obviously, it’s been a bit difficult to sing along to “White Christmas” and “Let it Snow”…

Not that I in any way shape or form care to see snow any time soon! Yuck!

But I have to admit, something in that Christmassy-colored plate beneath my stack of fluffy, chocolatey pan-COOKIES set something off because the next thing I know…

Christmas Tree 2012

I’ve trimmed the tree…

Christmas 2012

Decked the halls kitchen and living room…

Ugly Christmas 2012

And then headed out with the man-friend to my first ugly Christmas sweater (or long-sleeve tee from the children’s department because all the ugly sweaters are a size large or higher) party!

And just FYI, the man-friend won first place in the contest for ugliest sweater! Thank you old lady section at Belk for earning us a dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse! 😀

I may not have won any contests, but I think I did a fine job rocking some accessories…

Christmas 2012

Eat your heart out Rudolph!

And speaking of eating…

Party Food

There was more food than we knew what to do with!

We brought along a veggie platter with hummus and an obscene amount of cantaloupe wrapped in proscuitto and enjoyed some of that along with an assortment of other goodies including a homemade bean dip that was absolutely amazing!

The rest of the evening was spent laughing over a hilariously awful rendition of Copacabana on kareoke, warming our tushies outside by the fire, and rooting on the next beer pong champion! 😉

But the most MARVELOUS part was coming home at the end of the night to a Christmas tree full of shine and sparkle!

Christmas tree 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

…even if it IS only on the inside!

How’s the weather where you are?

Does it FEEL like Christmas is just a week away?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
This entry was posted in MIMM and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

25 Responses to It’s the Most MARVELOUS Time of the Year!

  1. Pingback: WIAW: He Ate/She Ate |

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *