Because of all the craziness that surrounded Christmas this year, with Ryan having to finish up end of year audits and with me having a wedding 3 days after Christmas, we didn't really get a chance to take more than 2 days off. So we decided to take a long New Year's weekend.
And boy, did we enjoy ourselves.
We mixed in a smidgen of home improvement and organizing with a lot of relaxing and a fair amount of board game-playing. Here are a few highlights:
We're newly obsessed with the board game, Ticket to Ride. We've played 5 games in the last week and I have a feeling we'll be playing again tonight.
When a recipe calls for softened butter, don't jump the gun. It always affects the texture and while the cookie will still taste good, you'll know it's not quite as good as last time.
In spite of getting rid of a pile of clothes before moving a few months ago, we both managed to find a large pile of clothes to donate. I'm still hanging on to a few things I haven't worn in a while (If we ever go on a cruise, I'll want to take this cocktail dress), but for the most part our closets are filled with clothes we love to wear.
We finally got our dryer replaced (after waiting 4 weeks for the back-ordered part for our ancient machine that will never be produced again), so we got all caught up on laundry. I know, I know. Exciting stuff.
In other appliance news, we picked out and ordered a new fridge. I can't wait to put a big shiny bow on it as soon as it arrives this week! Merry Christmas to me!
We're both still avoiding taking the Christmas decorations down. Ryan wants to leave the tree up and I'm fine with putting the tree away, but I don't want to lose my pretty string of Christmas cards. I love looking at all these beautiful faces every day!