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Weekend Snapshots

30 Dec

Wow, today we realized that this is the last weekend of 2013. This weekend is also the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will spend as 20 year olds. This time next week we will be 21! We had a pretty low-key weekend filled with lots of niquil, tissues, green smoothies and chicken noodle soup. Our mom was sick over Christmas and we were hoping to avoid catching her cold but it looks like Devon was unsuccessful. Now that the last Monday of 2013 has arrived, here are some pictures from our weekend.

We spent Friday afternoon doing what we do best, shopping. More importantly, finding good deals. The after Christmas sales were pretty great this year and we may have purchased a couple things we really didn’t need. But who turns down $14 flannels, $15 gap sweaters, and $3 Fossil iphone cases? Yep, nobody.
We also checked out the 50% off Christmas section of Target. It is the best time to stock up on wrapping paper, gift tags, tape, and holiday bows for next year at just a fraction of the cost. We walked away with over 10 rolls of wrapping paper, because we could not pick which ones were our favorite! Does anyone else take the time to purchase clearance Christmas supplies for the following year?

Homemade chicken soup for the win with Dr. Kraker’s on the side. Have you tried his apple oat crunch crackers yet? If not, check out our local Marshals. They rock.

Have we mentioned that we love kale smoothies? Yep, moving on.

Sunday morning we started off the day with a huge bowl of egg white oats topped with a diced apple and peanut butter with XL cups of coffee on the side.

After a long weekend of working retail and feeling crappy both Saturday and Sunday we ended the weekend on a good note with a pho date with our mom and step-dad. The waitress at our local vietnamese restaurant has our order memorized, 2 large shrimp pho please.

There’s nothing a large bowl of pho can’t fix.

We spent the rest of Sunday night relaxing, meal planning for the upcoming week, and catching up on Greys. We’re currently on Season 5 and loving every single episode!

What was your favorite moment from this weekend?

Bits and Pieces of Christmas

26 Dec

This year we spent Christmas with our mom and step dad’s family.  On Christmas eve we spent the day watching Christmas movies, prepping food for Christmas, and wrapping last minute gifts. We also spent the day tracking UPS, hoping to have one very last gift delivered before Christmas. Unfortunately, the second half of our package never arrived! We were a little upset, but realized that there are more important things on Christmas than being mad over a silly little gift anyways.

As tradition goes, we always open one gift on Christmas eve. This year the first gift was extra special. Our mother took all the home videos our father took when we were younger and got them made into dvd’s. Let’s just say we spent the remainder of christmas eve watching our eight year old selves dance in our basement to Brittany Spears, and open Christmas presents.
Christmas Eve tree
The favorite gift of the year goes to the bread maker Devon received. We are pretty excited to never ever buy bread again.
Knowing we were having a big Christmas dinner we went light on lunch with a homemade soup and fresh whole grain bread.
Picture time. One of our new years resolutions is to take more family pictures.
Us with the only  man we need this Christmas. Micker’s is still hanging in there after all these years. This is our 13th Christmas together.
We love those two. They are the best. Ignore the fact that our family is practically models for J.Crew. We’re  a little obsessed.
Christmas spread. We made the vegan holiday meal from the blog Oh She Glows. Kale salad, mashed sweet potatoes, lentil and mushroom balls, cranberry sauce, and fresh green beans on the side! It was a hit, even with our meat eating relatives.
All in all, it was a wonderful holiday. Although we both feel that the holidays are a little hard without our dad, we both agree that this Christmas was one of the best we have had since our dad passed away. We hope you all had a fabulous Christmas surrounded by your family and friends as well. If traveling today, we wish that you arrive at your destination safely.