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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Dinner With the Besties

I can’t believe it’s already Sunday this weekend is just flying by, but that’s ok because for the next 8 days I get a nice LONG WEEKEND!

Friday night we had my Besties and their Hubby’s over for a
Christmas Dinner. I made it a little extra fancy with place cards and candles.

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I love these placemats from World Market, I always forget to use them.

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We had a cheese ball and crackers out while dinner finished cooking. 

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Ginger brought the Salad

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and I made Stuffed Shells, these are the easiest and best things to make!

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I enjoyed a glass of Cab with my dinner 

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There were also a lot of other extra yummy drinks!

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My plate of goods 

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I wanted to be in the picture:) 

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After our lovely dinner we played some PIT

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Bosco joined us

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He preferred Apples to Apples

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Then came Dessert, Danielle brought assorted Cheesecake from TJ’s. I had a half a piece of the Turtle Slice..HEAVEN!

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Then it was present time!!! I just love D’s wrapping, I long to be a good wrapper one day!

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I was super excited to get some wonderful goods to blog about from Ging, she knows me too well. I also got the TBL cookbook

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I can’t believe we have been BFF’s for 15 YEARS!!! (by the way there both prego!!) I can’t wait for next years party we will have little ones running around!

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Such a fun night!


Saturday for me was an ALL DAY SHOPPING EXTRAVEGANZA!!! I did manage to get an hour of kickboxing in before I took off. I was so determined to get sll my gifts in hope to not have to go back. I didn’t have to much to buy , I kinda just wanted to get out and see all the manic people :) I live for the thrill of it all!


I made sure I wore some comfy clothes and shoes because I knew it was going to be a long day.


The first mall I went to wasn’t that crowded, but the second one I hit up was PACKED!! Half way through I hit the food court and did manage to find a healthy lunch, veggie sandwich on wheat and tomato soup.


I was still left a little hungry, thank goodness two hours later I got some FREE BLISS samples. I twitted about how I would never bring children with me shopping and I don’t know how people do it they must be SUPER MOMS!!! I also twitted about seeing four year olds in strollers, WHY?! I guess I will have to learn all of this one day when I am a mom.


8 hours later I left the mall and headed home. I was in no mood to make dinner so I ordered a pizza and picked it up to surprise Hubby. I had them make half of it a veggie with no cheese and the other half with cheese and pepperoni. Guess what half I chose?! ;)

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I plopped right on the couch after dinner and watched The Holiday Inn, which is one of my favorite classic Christmas movies! I also had a cup of coco :)

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Hubby and I stayed up late catching up on all the shows we DVR’d, like Sing Off..what a neat show! I love acapella! 

Hubby and I just got back from teaching Sunday school to the little ones, so cute!  We another fun Holiday day planned, my nieces 6th birthday party plus the Balboa Light Parade with friends!

Did you hit the malls this weekend? Are you still alive!


Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

Your dinner looks so awesome. Especially Apples to apples. That is DEFINITELY a bonding game.
Are those fancy drinks from Whole Foods? They sound so good!

Anonymous said...

that christmas party (like all your parties) looks like it was a blast!!

i'm thinking of hitting up a mall tonight actually. wish me luck that i make it out alive!! haha

A said...

I did not hit the mall this weekend. Thankfully. I did have a stop at Best Buy and Future Shop. Both of which were suprisingly dead.
What is this World Market place? It seems like a place with a lot of goodies.

The four year olds in strollers, well here's my take on it. I have 3 younger brothers and a neice who is 6. If we re going somewhere crowded and busy, amusement parks, fle markets , malls etc , if they can still fit safely in a stroller I shove them in there. Its just easier and safer in my opinion. Small legs are slow and easily lost in a sea of people. Perhaps I just watch Without a Trace too muhc.

Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) said...

What a fabulous dinner!

Looks like so much fun =)


Whitney said...

I love those place-cards! They are so cute!

Lauren said...

Beautiful dinner! It looks as though you are your besties had such a lovely evening. :)

Ahhh crazy mall shopping is the worst. I swear, I am more tired coming back from all day Christmas shopping than I am on the days when I run 10 miles!! :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hope you get a chance to relax.

Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said...

I love those place mats! Your smart for opting to be comfy when shopping!

Rosey Rebecca said...

Your weekend sounds like it was so much fun!! The stuffed shells look amazing. I braved the mall today but it wasn't that bad. I used to work at the Palisades Center in NY (one of the biggest malls in the country) so dealing with customers there has conditioned me to deal with tons of people anywhere!

katie said...

All those delicious sparkling drinks!

Woop woop!


just me said...

what a great dinner with your besties!!! everything looks great!

teacherwoman said...

no malls for me this weekend. However, I did go to Target today and it wasn't TOO bad! LOL.

I kinda liked that Sing Off show. I think the finale is tomorrow night, right?!

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas with the besties!

Jenna said...

glad you had a great dinner party with friends!
I was brave enough to venture to the malls! Although it wasn't all that bad!

Whole Body Love said...

I love The Sing Off! Surprisingly, Mallard likes it too. I can't wait to see who wins.

Maria said...

It looks like everyone had a great time. I love the game PIT.

Stina said...

Your placemats match the window panels I have on the sliding glass door in my living room! I LOVE that pattern!

Ali (Food, Fitness, Fashion) said...

Good Job with the shopping! I finished on Friday Night, it was insane at the malls, but totally worth the relief I feel to be done!

Danielle said...

Love you! :)

Krista said...

Such a fancy table, love it! Your friends must be freshly pregnant, I can't even tell.

I only have a 2 year old so my experience is limited, but I remember taking my niece to the zoo around the age of 4-5 and used a stroller because she got tired from walking and would get SLOW, haha.

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