Today was a nice day away from my desk! I left my house at 2:00 this afternoon and didn't return until after 10:00 PM. It's crazy how time flies when you're having fun (and celebrating the holidays)!
After lunch, I drove out to my mom's house to help her sort through the abundance of Christmas decorations at her new home. As you may remember, she moved into a mobile home this past September, which meant that she needed to seriously downsize the amount of Christmas decorations in her possession.
My mom's place was totallydecked out in holiday dÃ©cor when I arrived. Even if she wanted to put out more decorations, there was nowhere to put them!
Every inch of her home was covered!
While we waited for my sister to arrive, my mom and I munched on some veggies and dip to hold us over until dinnertime.
Once my sister arrived, everyone was hungry, so we ate dinner before sorting through the decorations.
My mom served homemade Eggplant Parmesan with buttery garlic bread.
Both were excellent!
For dessert, I enjoyed a couple of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
Then, it was time to get to work!
My mom had about ten boxes of decorations that needed to be organized. My sister and I helped her sort through them and found a bunch of goodies to take home with us.
I ended up with a whole bag full of decorations! (My mom was more than happy to get rid of them!)
A little while later, I said goodbye to my mom and sister, and drove to my second event of the evening: Girls' Night In. My friend, Beth, wanted to get all of the ladies together, so she hosted a laid-back holiday gathering at her home.
The food spread at Beth's house was quite impressive! Even though I had already eaten dinner, I nibbled all night long.
I also enjoyed a glass of red wine while catching up with friends.
I love girl talk. Love it.
I didn't snap a ton of photos at Beth's house because I really just wanted to enjoy the evening. Sometimes, I need a little break from the blog!
Tonight really put me in the holiday spirit, so now I'm totally ready for Christmas to be here. Anyone else?? Let's get the show on the road!
Good night, guys!