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Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekend Recap//Christmas

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Whit and I spent a few days with my family back in my home town and then his family came to Charleston to visit us for the weekend. The hardest part about the holidays and being married is splitting up time with everyone. But it was so nice to be able to spend time with both sides of the family.

Christmas Eve my mom and I did our annual holiday baking that I mentioned before. This year we didn't add to many extra cookies to the baking list. However, I'm excited to soon share with you some of our favorite recipes. These are the finished products....

 Mom and I spent half the day in the kitchen, but it was totally worth it.

As if we hadn't spent enough time in the kitchen already, Christmas day we prepared (and by we I mean mostly mom) a delicious meal.

We had pan seared salmon with a béarnaise sauce, collard greens, smoked gouda macaroni and cheese, and bacon wrapped scallops with a bourbon glaze. And for dessert....COOKIES!

Lunch was followed by opening gifts.

Everyone got some really nice things. Whit and I received some beautiful handmade serving pieces from my parents. I can't wait to put them to good use.

I also got some very (large) much needed Samsonite luggage among other things.

The guys got some Georgia can see the excitement.
And Mom got a cute little kayak.

We all had a very Merry Christmas!

Skirt (similar), top (similar), scarf (similar)
Saturday afternoon Whit's family arrived in town. We went to the Angel Oak Restaurant.  Unfortunately I didn't snap any photos of my food, however it was delicious. I had half of a veggie sandwich and half of the ham and brie sandwich (we were all sharing).  The veggie sandwich was nothing shy of amazing. Served on a warm croissant, it's packed with so much flavor you don't even miss the meat.  The sweet and savory ham and brie sandwich was just as tasty, with pepper jelly and apple butter to top it off.

After lunch we went back to our house, exchanged gifts, and sat outside to enjoy the nice weather we were having.

We had a great time with both of our families over the holidays. Now we have just a few days left to recharge the batteries before the NYE festivities begin!



  1. I love Angel Oak! Looks like you had a great Christmas!
    Ally - Life as I know it

    1. I did! Hope you had a great Christmas as well!


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