December 23, 2013

Love, Love, Love

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve...which basically means tomorrow is Christmas...since my family celebrates Noche Buena.

Christmas Eve is also the one night of the year that I forgo my vegetarian lifestyle in favor of the delicious roast pork that my mom makes.

I'm usually a giant Grinch at Christmastime but this year, I haven't been a Grinch at all!

I'm not really sure what it is about this year that has gotten me really excited for the holidays. The Pilot loves Christmas. It could be that. It could be that this year was hard in a lot of ways, but also brought a lot of wonderful things and I just know I have a lot to be grateful for.

This weekend, The Pilot was home! He hasn't been home on a weekend all month and we took advantage of the 65 degree temperatures and enjoyed our weekend.

Saturday, we took Peyton out for a looooong walk on the Mount Vernon Trail. We let her run around and roll around in the mud and then promptly walked her to get a bath. We spent the afternoon wrapping Christmas presents and cleaning the apartment and then I went to get a hair cut.

(I'm not sure how I feel about my cut yet. I was trying to keep it long but just wanted some layers and dimensions and I just don't really love it...don't hate it, but don't love it either.)

That evening, we decided to take a drive to the National Harbor to check out Christmas at the Gaylord.

We had gone to the Gaylord in Nashville two years ago for Christmas and their Christmas is way better than DC's Maryland's.

We spent some time walking around the Harbor in the shops and then made our way to Old Town for dinner.

Sunday morning, I had to work my retail job. I got out a little bit early and headed home to finish wrapping presents and clean the apartment. The Pilot and I went to evening Mass and then we had our Christmas party with the kids I volunteer with at church.

We came home and I was in a mad dash to finish cleaning the apartment and pack for the week. We ended the night by watching Home Alone.

Today, I'm working at both of my jobs and then heading up to New Jersey later this evening with The Pilot and The Puppy in tow and well, tomorrow is Christmas!

So that's that! See you on the other side of the holiday! I hope everyone who celebrates has a wonderful Christmas! 


  1. Merry Christmas! I love Home Alone.

  2. In Germany we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve as well, that is one thing I miss since I'm living here in the US. Every year I try to convince my husband to get my gift the night before, no luck so far :)


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