Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas 2013!

This was my first holiday spent in Chicago since 2009!  We were blessed with a beautiful white Christmas this year.  Most of December was covered in a fluffy blanket of snow.  Roibeard and I both had to work Christmas Day, but we celebrated in our own way on Christmas Eve.  We had a surprising amount of presents to open in the morning though.  We didn't get to do all of the activities that we planned (I think we had to reschedule ice skating 3 times now).  We still managed to get to the German Market, decorate our apartment, watch several Christmas movies in cinema, go to Midnight Mass (at midnight!), and attend an ugly sweater party where I made delicious sweets.  Here's a little peek at what we've been up to:
Even though I miss California weather like crazy I enjoyed waking up to this every morning...

Roibeard and I wore our ugly sweaters to a screening of Christmas Vacation at the Music Box.  We also wore them to a holiday party!  My sweater I've had for years and don't consider it "ugly" at all.
These are the snacks that I made for the party...Nutella and sea salt fudge and holiday themed "poptarts".

At the German Market!
Roibeard at the German Market!
Look at all of the presents!

NES loved his new string!
What could it be?  (I got a record player!)
What a nice guy to be in love with....
Happy New Year!!!
See you next year....ha!


  1. Cat, your holiday looks like a lot of fun! And you need to post the recipe for that nutella sea salt fudge! You guys look so happy! <3