Four on Friday

Friday, December 16, 2016

How the heck is this the last weekend before Christmas!? I seriously can't believe it...

I am currently en route to Tampa for a family friend's wedding! My family is meeting me there for the weekend and I'm so excited to see so many friends and family this weekend (Stephen has a launch on Sunday so he has to stay behind :/). The wedding is actually where our friends got married almost 2 years ago and I will get to see my sweet friend, Susannah again! I haven't seen Susannah since the last wedding and since then, she added another sweet baby boy to her brood. It's so weird seeing the picture below because Noah (the baby) is so big now and baby Asher is currently the size of Noah in the picture.

Sorry for the blurry picture

The wedding is this afternoon so Saturday we're planning on doing Top Golf for the first time and then Sunday I'm meeting up with my good friend, Camilla. I get to meet baby Eloise for the first time and I'm so excited! I'm also hoping to swing by and see my BIL, SIL, niece and meet their newest niece. So many babies this weekend and I can't wait for all the baby snuggles!

I was on a business trip in Atlanta for the first 3 days of the week and since Wednesday was a travel day, I got SO much done at home after flying back into Orlando. It was heavenly and I felt so good about getting things done (like really cleaning the house for the first time in a month... so bad). Later that evening, Stephen and I made hot chocolate and then took a drive around our neighborhood to see Christmas lights. It was so much fun and we loved seeing our neighbors houses lit up (even though it seemed like less houses were decorated this year compared to last). I failed and didn't get any pictures but we can't wait to continue the tradition we started last year, especially when we have kids. 

After the lights, we came home and watched Christmas in Connecticut  which is such a fun, old-fashion Christmas movie.

I've been on a little bit of a spaghetti squash kick lately and I thought I'd share 2 recipes that have turned out really well! This Spaghetti recipe turned out super delicious and was very hearty of a meal. 

I made this broccoli and cheese recipe Wednesday and it turned out really good! It's not super flavorful but I thought it was light and refreshing, especially after a few days of bad eating on my trip.  

I'm going to end my Five on Friday with this one: Christmas is barley a week away... what the heck!? I have 3 more days of work and then I'm free until 2017 #praise. Stephen and I always do our "own" Christmas day before heading out to spend Christmas with family. We love this tradition - we are able to open our own gifts in the comfort of our home, we get to cook what we want and we get to do exactly what we want. This helps us feel like we didn't miss out on Christmas if our families do things differently.

We will be doing our Christmas on Thursday and then heading down to Stephen's parents house on Friday. We are so tickled to spend Christmas with our niece this year - she's just over 1 so it'll be really fun seeing her run around and experience Christmas for really the first time now. After Christmas, we'll be heading home to get some much needed R&R back at the house. Okay, probably not much R&R like I originally hoped for because we have 1 day tickets to Sea World and my family will be popping in for a short stay on the way to and from the Orange Bowl but at least we'll be home and not traveling!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Sounds like you have a super fun weekend ahead!! I cannot believe Christmas is next week!

  2. Enjoy your weekend!! We are doing our drive around and look at lights night tonight and I can't wait!! Sounds like you're going to get a big break from work for the holidays. That's awesome!!

  3. Woo hoo for so much family time coming up!! So jealous of all your time off coming up, but I hope y'all enjoy every second of it!!!! :) I seriously can't believe Christmas is THIS weekend!!!! So crazy!